Speleology

Speleology represents the exploration of caves, pits and other specific krast terrain forms. On one hand, it is complex science that uses elements of physics, chemistry, geology and biology.

Speleology is increasingly popular extreme sport that wins people around the world. Namely, constant danger from escarpment and the difficulty of conquering unknow terrain attracts adrenaline lovers who descent in caves for recreation.

Speleology expeditons are more than exciting.

You are situated in wild nature, in clear air and in a good company of lovers of unknown terrain where the human foot has not yet set. Speleology teaches you to utterly govern yourself in potentially dangerous situation, increases confidence and psycho-physical shape. The touch of cold rock, unpredictable darkness and amazing cave ornaments will make you fall in love with this extreme adventure.

Strong and agile muscles and joints, are also the result of this specific kind of movement along stone walls.

Generous nature around Foca have made numerous caves just as real speleology lover like them. And because the exploration of natural beauty our biggest passion and job, we designed a few speleo-adventures in these caves.

Activity description: 
For whom are caving tours created for?

Most of the people have fear of the unknown, hardly conquered, dark and cold areas under the surface of the earth. But not you. They awake curiosity, courage and boldness in you to start exploring that underground empire. If you see yourself in the second group, then the speleology is the right thing for you.

Speleology can do anyone who masters special techniques that are always upgrading and perfecting. Beside great physical form, you will need enthusiasm, mental strength and stability.  

With skilled and experienced speleologists from TARASPORT you will experience incredible excitement by discovering fascinating cave ornaments, drawings and traces that date from prehistory, amazing cave flora and fauna. Speleology is for everyone who want to explore without leaving traces and without disturbing perfect cave harmony, and for those who doesn’t take what doesn’t belong to them, except authentic photos.

Sunrays will have completely different glow when you get out from deep underground darkness, but pretty soon you’ll want to conquer another hidden underground jewel.

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Equipment we're using for Speleology adventure

The most important principle in speleo-adventures is the safety of all participants.

Exploring caves started in late 19th century, and in the last few years, with development of technology, equipment is perfected and it has become available to speleology lovers all around the world. Basic equipment includes clothes and shoes, and complets for climbing and descending. For more demanding tours, it is necessary to be equipped with ropes, tools for setting the system and auxiliary equipment.

The temperature in caves is uniform during the year and is about 12 degrees Celsius. Still, the effort warms bodies of cavers very quickly, so it’s ideal to wear one-part light sports clothes, rubber boots with anti-slippery sole on climbing shoes.

For conquering pits and caves, the double lighting is needed (electric and carbide lamp), speleological helmet that will save you from escarpment and stones. Along vertical parts of cave walls we move with help of stiff speleological belt, foot-supporters and chest climber with tines that provides security. Depending on the area, hammers, crowbars, carabiners, anchorages and so on can be used.

It is good to know that exactly the cave you are afraid of keeps the treasure you are searching for.

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