Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Caves of Lanski vrh
From Babia Góra to Babni dol

August 8, 2019, 20 pictures

          Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Most visible event participants who contributed to the making of these pictures (in no particular order): Krzysiek Handzlik and Joanna Markiewicz - Asia, Tomasz and Izabela Manda - Iza, Bartosz Baturo - Bartek and Magda Markiewicz. Lords-and-Ladies was determined by Luka Pintar, its English name by Adrian Wilkins.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2019.

Clearing at the End of Vajzova cesta Forest Road


45070. A group of cavers from Yorkshire returned from Najdena jama and were forced to change into civilian clothes under heavy rain.



Vranja jama Cave


45071. On the trail below the climbing wall: Iza, Tomek, Asia, Bartek, Krzysiek and Magda



45072. Lords-and-Ladies, Arum maculatum, pegasti kačnik in Slovenian, with vividly coloured fruit. It is certainly not to be touched and is particularly harsh to mucous tissue.



45073. Descent along the eastern wall of the entrance hall



45075. View up, towards the surface, from the bottom of the Entrance hall; Tomek



45076. Bartek at the end of the Graffiti Room in the Dry Tunnel



45077. The team at the large solitary rock ...



45078. ... and the boys and the girls at the end of this tunnel



45079. On the ladder which makes the passage from Vranja to Mrzla jama caves a lot easier: Asia, Magda, Iza and on top Bartek on top



45081. Iza, Magda and Asia in the entrance of Mrzla jama cave, view out



From Mrzla jama to Skednena jama cave


45082. On the path to Pod stenami sinkholes; Krzysiek decided to exit Vranja jama through its entrance so he will join us later.



45084. View south from the viewpoint above the cliff, to Babni dol (northern bay of Planinsko polje) in front, Mt. Planinska gora at the right and Planina in the center



Skednena jama


45085. Forest undergrowth which found a lifetime opportunity after tall trees were mostly gone after the February 2014 frozen rain, is now so big already that the author, for the first time in his life, missed the southern cave entrance. So we took the next turn from the forest trail and started the descent towards the northern cave entrance. In the picture: climbing over fallen trees, now fully overgrown.



45086. It was raining heavily at midday so the descent was very slippery in places.



45087. Asia, Tomek and Bartek in the rain forest



45088. Iza just entered the Kapelica / Chapel room, it is a narrow passage, but luckily a short one.



45089. Iza, Bartek and Asia on the flowstone heap - they were the only members of the team who mastered the entrance squeeze.



45090. The team in the anteroom of Kapelica



45091. In the Southern Entrance - view out



45092. The English were now long gone, so it was our turn to change before departure.




  Kanin Mountains, August 3 and 4     Mt. Golica, August 18  


This page, text and photos by Primož Jakopin, member of the Ljubljana Cave Exploration Society (DZRJL). Send inquiries and comments to primoz jakopin guest arnes si (insert dots and at sign as appropriate). Page initiated on August 13, 2019; date of the last change: September 26, 2019.