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About 400,000 people die exploring caves each year. This is a very rough estimate off the top of my head, but you get the idea.
To shed some light on this hazardous hobby, we covered an international competition on the subject.
What we saw amazed us. That picture down below on the left shows a caver building a tower with beer crates. I can tell them right away, if they’ve emptied that many crates of beer they have no business climbing that high.
Now look at the photo below on the right. Did I call that one right, or not?
Apart from that, I would point out that every cave I’ve ever been in has been below ground, or at least ground level, so what they’re doing stacking beer crates and calling it a cave is way beyond me.
Below left: Cave explorer, secured by a rope, builds a tower with beer crates.
Below right: Cave explorer, secured by a rope, falls off the tower of beer crates.
REUTERS photos by Vasily Fedosenko