I have been hiking/mountaineering for quite a few years now. But, I have never been into a deep cave as yet. We are planning to explore a natural cave that we'll have to rappel into. The cave is ...
considering the following options: watertight (since caves are often wet or muddy) stiff sole: to provide more grip and protection from the rocky bottom. durability What is better a rubber boot or ...
It is said that a semi-static rope should be submerged for 24 hours before first use. Why is this, and is this before every first use ?
I've been told that a Figure-of-8 descender cannot be used for SRT (single-rope technique) because the descender must be able to be removed from the rope, without being removed from the harness. Why ...
If the daily air temperature is between 0 °C to 14 °C, what sort of temperature would be found within caves? Will it be any colder or warmer? The caves in question (Wombeyan) do not go terribly far ...