What is Caving?

Caving is an adventure sport like none other. On a basic level, caving is the exploration of all kinds of naturally formed underground chambers. On a higher level, caving can be many different things depending on your reasons for caving and the degree of difficulty you choose. Some people cave just to see the beautiful underground formations or to study the geology of the caves, Speleology, while others do it for the adventure or challenge of overcoming the wide range obstacles you’ll find in your way. The difficulty can range from simply walking around in the cave to crawling through tight spaces to climbing or descending difficult rock faces and using specialist equipment.

Smythy Alum
Smythy getting to the top of the 80m pitch of Alum Pot.