The expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association into the caves of the Ortobalagan valley, Gagra massiv, Abkhazia.

The expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association "Call of the Abyss in 2015" into the caves of the Ortobalagan valley, Gagra massiv, Abkhazia.

The Ukrainian Speleological Association expedition "Call of the Abyss in 2015" into the caves of the Ortobalagan valley took place from the 3rd till the 26th of August.15 speleologists from Ukraine, Crimea, Israel, USA, Iran took part in this expedition . Yuri Kasyan was the leader of the expedition..

This year expedition results are presented in a video format.

Krubera Cave

Berchilskaya Cave

Here are some photos from the expedition.

When you write to a potential member of the expedition about the serious risk of increased equipment abrasion they don’t take it seriously: « How can it be, that abrasion will ruin my brand new croll or jumar during one expedition? In other caves it has not happened before...» Watch the video about how it can happen in the Krubera cave:

Жумар после пещеры Крубера-Воронья

In Krubera Cave at depths of 80 and -150 meters, we found skulls and bones of not very large animals, judging by the teeth of predators. Our suggestion that these were the remains of the foxes was not confirmed. Bogdan Ridush presumed that these were remains of marten (ordinary or a stone). We have not met these animals on the surface, and in general, not particularly sorry about it))).

Text, foto, video - Yuri Kasyan

Translation - Helen Sukhoviy

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