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Caving: Your Exciting Adventure Awaits

Looking for a new adventure thrill that is a step up from hiking or kayaking? If so, then caving might be the outdoor adventure that you are looking for! Caving is the perfect combination of outdoor sports, action, and exploration. Whether you are looking for a new challenge, a way to get some physical activity, or want to behold one of the more breathtaking experiences that nature has to offer, then give caving a try.

Caving is an extreme sport, but where sports are usually extreme for their safety, caving is uniquely extreme for its intrigue and possibilities. Caving is highly safe when following proper protocols and using safety equipment, but discovering unseen territories underground or finding a secret, enchanting waterfall through cave walls is what makes spelunking an incredible journey. Caving brings the unique experience of exploration, the excitement of new discoveries, and the beauty and mystery of the caves.

Few things have the appeal of caving, and aforementioned reasons explain the allure of the sport and why it is quickly gaining popularity as an extreme sport.

Equipment

Proper caving requires a few pieces of equipment in order to ensure safety and success. Primarily, cavers need to wear helmets at all times due to risks of falling objects from the cave ceiling, and also to protect against head injuries that could be incurred while spelunking. In addition to the helmet or hard hat, an LED light is often fitted on in order to provide a light source while exploring. A tip with lighting while you’re caving is to bring an extra light source in the event that your burns out or cracks while you’re caving, as there are few things worse than being stuck in a cave in the dark. Other gear depends on the type of environment. For instance, if the cave is in a dry, warm area, the clothing one would wear would be much lighter, but if there are creeks and other forms of water in the cave, a wetsuit or other waterproof gear may be more appropriate. Other necessary equipment includes climbing ropes and other climbing tools such as bolts and carabiners, a first aid kit, and protective gear like elbow-pads and knee-pads for crawling. Of course, if you go climbing with an organization, often they will supply certain pieces of equipment, but you should always call ahead before you go to make sure.

Caving presents an incredible opportunity for anyone looking for an exciting hobby to pursue. Whether you enjoy science, discovery, adventure, or athletics, caving has something to offer for everyone. Call a caving group today and book your adventure!