Splendid spelunking with the Gargantua goodtimes clan!! With 3 hours sleep and a 3:30am start to hike to the Gargantua cave, I can honestly say this was probably the most incredible adventures I've been on!! Once up above the alpine a nanny goat and her kid saw/heard us from far away and came to investigate then followed us for the rest of the hike and they came running to greet us 9hours later after scrambling through the caverns within the mountain. The caves were crazy- massive caverns followed by chambers of such tiny crevices to squeeze through that makes one really focus on not freaking out!! The exit of the cave is called the "birth canal" because of the intense squeeze 😬 We couldn't have done it without some pretty amazing girl guides; Ana and Andrea; were forever greatful for the experience and memories of a lifetime 💙Such an amazing day!! #gargantua#spelunking#britishcolumbia#alberta#scrambling#caving#goatsandhoes#climbing#birthcanal#goodtimes#explore#canada#outdoorlife#ourtruenature
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So, I was at an undisclosed location today when I found a cave. There was a passage big enough to crawl through and light at the end. Following the example of those intrepid Thai footballer monks I thought I'd risk it and have a go. Well, it paid off and the passage led to other caves, and then more caves. If you would like to know the location...well it's very near to where Henry Chaffey stopped for a pot of tea on that asbestos mining trip that time.
Unfortunately you can’t take photos inside Škocjan caves, so you’d just have to take my word for how mind-bendingly spectacular they are, but the surroundings are pretty incredible too. Spot the tiny human for scale...
Beach, Sun, and Caves, Oh My! The girls and I had a very “Moana remembers who she is” kind of experience at the cave, the last time we were there. I could hear my grandma’s voice telling me in Spanish, “Nunca sabrás para donde vas si no sabes de donde vienes.” (You’ll never know we’re you’re going if you don’t know where you came from.”) It was a very intimate and awakening moment that changed the way we viewed our lives forever. We dared to scale the cave and then drop into a part that not too many visitors dare to explore because of the lack of direct access. There’s no longer an easy-access, three-story ladder from the top to the bottom and the guide that collects the fee for entrance mentioned he doesn’t encourage people to venture inside because it is too dangerous and they are not liable - but we weren’t going to let that stop us. We didn’t choose to do it because we were arrogant and skilled at cave spelunking, (truth is none of us had ever done it before), we did it because we literally felt called to enter the deepest parts together. Something deep within us all was pulling us and guiding us to do it and neither of us had admitted to each other about this calling before we reached the bottom. We had no gear except the Timberlands on our feet and our calloused hands. Well, let me correct that before my sister and daughter object, MY calloused hands. Suffice to say we’re forever grateful for the energetically charged, ancestral experience. Maybe I’ll tell the story in another post, if anyone is interested but I highly recommend anyone visiting PR to visit La Cueva del Indio in Arecibo. Even if you don’t spelunk, the rest of the exploration is breathtaking and magical all on its own. Namaste. .