Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca Cave, Day 1/2 (Day 1, New Era)
New Beginning, New Hope

September 2, 2020, 10 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. Event participants and related persons from these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Juvan - Manč and Marjan Baričič.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2020.

48160. Over four years have passed since the top-down approach to the Radošca problem began. After well over 100 excursions it turned out that the inner collapse in the cave is simply hopeless. Now a fresh start, below the western collapse doline wall, brought us to the heart of the Radošca issue again. In the picture - view of the site from the top of doline, from the north.



48163. View east, towards the other side of the doline, which is less steep, from the site



48164. When the collapse occurred millenia ago, major part of a chimney in the hall below fell down with remaining of the ceiling while part of it remained as a bas relief. It is here where the digging now started - Manč below the chimney, already about 1 m deep.



48166. Marjan is loosening the rock, while Manč is waiting for his turn.



48168. He gathered strength for a little while ...



48169. ... and tossed the rock out.



48170. The lads already made a nice staircase down the northern access slope.



48171. Metod: situation is promising, not at all desperate, the chimney is already widening into the cave ceiling.



48172. View of the excavation side, with another rock in the waiting.



48173. His smaller sibling will also soon be on the other side of the plateau at the entrance.



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