Youth FAQ - What is wild caving?

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Youth FAQ - What is wild caving?

Postby lookingaround » Nov 26, 2006 10:28 pm

[quote]Is there an "official" NSS definition of wild caving?
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Re: Youth FAQ - What is wild caving?

Postby Cheryl Jones » Oct 20, 2008 10:30 am

No official NSS definition.

"Wild caving" is the term used for caving in passages that don't have wired-in lighting, and paved or otherwise developed trails, and which required special skills and equipment. Except in the easiest of caves, a person on a wild caving trip would need at a minimum a hard hat, light, and clothing appropriate for crawling, climbing, and traveling through mud and/or water. Some commercial caves offer "wild" trips that take visitors off the paved, lighted, trails through "real" cave passage. Of course cavers in non-commercial caves are "wild caving." And some cavers are "caving wild." :big grin:

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