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# 89: Sneaking in the sewers of Paris

# 89: Sneaking in the sewers of Paris

Nico March 15, 2020 0

Idea # 89 – Visit the sewers of Paris The city of Paris has nearly 2,400 km of underground galleries, which collect runoff and wastewater. Contrary to popular belief, these galleries are part clean  (in

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#32 : Crawling and twisting underground

#32 : Crawling and twisting underground

Nico March 15, 2020 0

Idea #32 – Trying horizontal caving in Cave Goule Verte in Vercors caving is an activity to visit and browse through underground cavities, mainly medium Karst. This discipline uses many techniques of climbing and

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#509 : Exploring the archeological and historical site of Ouplistikhe in Georgia

#509 : Exploring the archeological and historical site of Ouplistikhe in Georgia

Nico March 10, 2020 0

Idea #509 – Exploring the archeological and historical site of Ouplistikhe in Georgia The troglodytic city of Ouplistsikhé (in Georgian: “city of God”), situated on Mtkvari in 10 km east of Gori, in Georgia,

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# 68: Cave Diving at -35 meters

# 68: Cave Diving at -35 meters

Nico February 15, 2020 0

Idea # 68: Cave diving in the cave of Thais (Vercors) The cave diving is to reach places, inaccessible because of water levels. Very technical, these dives involve specific equipment and emergency procedures, adapted to

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# 17: Caving in the abyss of Vercors

# 17: Caving in the abyss of Vercors

Nico January 14, 2020 0

Idea #17 – Exploring underground cavities in the Vercors On trip # 17, we chose the cave Brudour, in the Vercors. After rappelling into the abyss (or “Aven” or “Scialet“), you will cross multiple

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#499 – Exploring the monastery of Khor Virap near of Mount Ararat

#499 – Exploring the monastery of Khor Virap near of Mount Ararat

Nico January 13, 2020 0

Idea #499 – Exploring the monastery of Khor Virap near of Mount Ararat  The monastery of Khor Virap (in Armenian “the deep well”) in reference to St Grégoire’s martyr, is situated at the foot of

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#516 – Visiting the troglodytic city of Vardzia in Georgia

#516 – Visiting the troglodytic city of Vardzia in Georgia

Nico December 28, 2019 0

Idea #516 – Visiting the historic city of Vardzia in Georgia Vardzia is a troglodytic archeological site, situated in the South of Georgia, on the Mountain Erusheti in the left bank of the river

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#9 : Going down an underground river

#9 : Going down an underground river

Nico December 1, 2019 0

Idea #9 – Going down an underground river in Cave Gournier in the Vercors The caving offers a variety of situations; it is possible to evolve in a  “dry” environment as in complete submerged

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# 143: Cave diving in the Cenotes in Yucatan

# 143: Cave diving in the Cenotes in Yucatan

Nico October 30, 2019 0

Idea # 143 – Diving in Cenotes in Mexico The Cenotes are wells or natural caves, located in the land that formed there millions of years, due to variations level of the platform of

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# 121: Searching Dragon offsprings in Slovenia

# 121: Searching Dragon offsprings in Slovenia

Nico July 8, 2019 0

Idea # 121 – In search of Proteus, in the caves of Postojna (Slovenia) The Postojna caves, Postojna in Slovenian, located 50 km south-east of Ljubljana, is a karst network which is more than 20

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# 241: Watching an underground glacier

# 241: Watching an underground glacier

Nico June 6, 2019 0

Idea # 241 – Visit of the underground glacier of Dobšina, in Slovakia Slovakia counts more than 4000 caves, what makes it a paradise for speleologists. Six are registered on the UNESCO world heritage,

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#315: Exploring the blockhouse STP 255 in Cherbourg

#315: Exploring the blockhouse STP 255 in Cherbourg

Nico May 4, 2019 0

Idea #315 – visiting the gunbattery of the Roule in Cherbourg The German Cherbourg’s fortifications count a site exceptional, made of 750 meters of underground galleries, giving access to 4 batteries and an observation

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# 182: Exploring the largest lava tube in Europe

# 182: Exploring the largest lava tube in Europe

Nico March 5, 2019 0

Idea # 182 – Exploring the underground volcanic area on the island of Pico in the Azores The volcanic islands of Azores are located on a particular point where three tectonic plates meet :

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