Krubera Cave – Deepest known cave on Earth

Krubera Cave (Georgian: კრუბერის გამოქვაბული; or Voronya Cave, sometimes spelled Voronja Cave) is the deepest known cave on Earth.  the Ukrainian Speleological Association expedition reached a depth greater than 2,000 m, and explored the cave to −2,080 m (−6,824 ft). Ukrainian diver Gennadiy Samokhin extended the cave by diving in the terminal sump to 46 m depth in 2007 and then to 52 m in 2012, setting successive world records of 2,191 m and 2,197 m respectively.  Krubera remains the only known cave on Earth deeper than 2,000 metres. – Wikipedia

– Ever since 1956, when explorers in France first descended below 1,000 meters (3,281 feet), generations of cavers had dreamed of achieving the 2,000-meter (6,562-foot) mark.  – National Geographic krubera cave

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The Big Cascade, the largest pit in Krubera Cave, plunges 499 feet (152 meters), but spans less than a tenth of the distance to the cave’s unknown bottom. Descending into Krubera, in the country of Georgia, one team member said, “was like climbing an inverted Mount Everest.” – National Geographicdog-letter


Arabika Massif is a glacially eroded karst outcropping of the Gagra Range, Abkhazia in the West Caucasus, by the city of Gagra. The highest elevation is 2,661 metres (8,730 ft).The Arabika contains a number of remarkable caves, gorges, wells, and precipices, including the Voronya Cave, the world’s deepest cave. Alexander Kruber was the first to explore some of these features in 1909. – Wikipedia

The Ukrainian caver Alexander Klimchouk placed his bets on Krubera, located on the Arabika Massif in the Western Caucuses of Georgia.

The Ukrainian caver Alexander Klimchouk placed his bets on Krubera, located on the Arabika Massif in the Western Caucuses of Georgia.

Krubera Cave - Living Rainbow

Krubera Cave – Living Rainbow

Some people say that this is one of the 10 most extreme places in the world

Arabika Massif

Arabika Massif

Arabika Massif

Arabika Massif

 Arabika Massif, of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia, Georgia,

Arabika Massif, of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia, Georgia,

The cave remains the only known cave on Earth deeper than 2,000 metres

The cave remains the only known cave on Earth deeper than 2,000 metres

Krubera Cave

Krubera Cave

Krubera Cave Opening

Krubera Cave Opening

Krubera Cave

Krubera Cave

Sarma, Arabika Massif

Sarma, Arabika Massif

Arabika Latem

Arabika Latem

Sarma cave

Sarma cave

Krubera Cave, Georgia

Krubera Cave, Georgia

Krubera Cave (Voronya Cave), Georgia

Krubera Cave (Voronya Cave), Georgia

Krubera Cave - Nat Geo Photo Contest

Krubera Cave – Nat Geo Photo Contest

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