Sunday, November 02, 2008


Looking down the 3,100ft underground shaft of the cave near the village of Tian Xing in China.

Looking up is just as impressive. The photographer is Robert Shone of Manchester.

The world's deepest cave is Krubera in Georgia, which is 6,822ft deep followed by
Lamprechtsofen in Austria 5,354ft and Gouffre Mirolda in France 5,335ft.

To compare, the world's tallest peak Mount Everest is 29,029ft high.
I don't know why I keep finding caves to post. You couldn't get me underground if you paid me. I get claustrophobic when the lights go out in a picture theatre.


Middle Child said...

When i was a teenager our school based at scone NSW organised a trip for us all to the Timor caves...not far from SCONE..when we had to crawl int a little tunnell and i felt the mountain on my tummy and the full weight of the mountain on my back..i felt REAL FEAR and our parents had no idea..NEVER again

JahTeh said...

Therese, I know that fear. Even in a huge cave system like Narracoorte there's still that feeling of weight. I don't mind reading about them but I'd never make a spelunker.