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12 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Video: Horrifying moment Saltburn potholer gets stuck in cave

A POTHOLER has told of the terrifying moment he stuck in one of the UK's most treacherous caves as water flooded in.


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Wed Apr 23, 2014


The World's 6 Most Insane Ziplines

Combining speed, height, and a totally flimsy harness that in no way looks like it can hold you up, ziplining is sheer excitement meets pure terror -- an exhilarating ride atop some of the planet's most gorgeous landscapes.


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Anxiety, self-satisfaction levels go up during demanding trek in Philippines

I was sidling a narrow, rocky ledge with my hands spread out against the karstic wall, when our cave guide, Gareth, suddenly yelled out: "Don't look down!" Since the command was as good as saying the exact opposite, I broke from the orange wan coming from Gareth's lantern to find a black abyss sitting at my toes like a pool of placid tar.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Travel, Philippines Travel, Asia Travel


The silence of Sabang

THERE'S a beach in Palawan that's better known as the one near the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the one next to the wharf, that gorgeous place for a stopover-for meals, a quick dip, or a short, leisurely walk along the shore.


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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Effort underway to determine if Martinsburg cave still exists

That's the question local historical sleuths - including a north country professor and a Western New York cave explorer - would like answered about the cavern.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Martinsburg, NY, Watertown, NY, Clarkson University

The New Zealand Herald

Waitomo: Magic lies deep in the earth

Waitomo's striking Ruakuri Cave, which was inhabited by a pack of wild dogs when it was discovered by local iwi centuries ago.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Entomology, Science, Travel

Russia Taday

How to steal a cave painting: Thieves damage 5,000-yo rock in Spain

A 5,000 year old rock painting in the cave defined as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in southern Spanish Andalusia, has been "irreparably" damaged by thieves who tried to steal an artwork by cutting it out of a rock.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Europe, Spain, World News,

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

Caving group plans festival

Janet Tinkham keeps a shovel in her car. And when she approaches kiosks or pavilions, she always checks for bats.


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Tyler Morning Telegraph

Anderson County - Power plant tax bill $28M; Construction to start inJune on $470M facility

Construction will start by June on an innovative $470 million electric power generation plant near Tennessee Colony in rural northwest Anderson County, a company official said.


Related Topix: Anderson County, TX, Tennessee Colony, TX, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Life, Hobbies

Sat Apr 19, 2014

South Wales Argus

it's the Weekend: Going underground with Cwmbran Caving Club

HAVE you ever thought about trying your hand at caving? HAYLEY MILLS and DAVID GRIFFITHS meet those whose passion draws them underground.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Torfaen County, Wales, United Kingdom, World News, Monmouthshire County, Wales,

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Should be a good cellar: House complete with mancave for sale

The mysterious secret cellar detailed in the floorplan is an intriguing part of a three bedroom property on sale in Kinver, near Stourbridge It's the ultimate boy's bolt-hole where fun-loving fellas can go 'underground' - a house complete with a man cave - at a cost of just under A 200,000.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Life, Hobbies

Wed Apr 16, 2014

2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees

Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. Rates for Jewel Cave's scenic and historic lantern tours will increase from $8 to $12 for adults and from $4 to $8 for children ages 6-16.


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Cradley Heath choir to hit a high note in singing cavern

CHORAL group Cradley Heath Male Voice Choir will have the Dudley Canal's Singing Cavern living up to its name with a performance in May. A wide range of music will be on offer, from traditional choral music to more modern songs from the shows.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, West Midlands County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Apr 15, 2014

ABC News

Two dead in Austar coal mine collapse

CHRIS UHLMANN: The bodies of two miners remain trapped 500 metres below ground after they were killed in a mine collapse in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales overnight.


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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Kos

IAN: Cave Paintings, Monday April 14, 2014

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The New Yorker

Burkhard Bilger: The dark and dangerous world of extreme cavers.

Atanasio, a cliff-face opening in the Sierra de Juarez mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.


Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Life, Hobbies, US Politics, US News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Wegmans taking cheese to a new level with cheese cave

One of the region's largest cheesemongers is about to go spelunking in its own cheese cave.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Hobbies

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

'Bat Boy' is a fully refined creature feature at Colonial Players

"Bat Boy: The Musical" may not be what one expects - there's not a baseball in sight - but it's still a must-see show in all aspects, captivating Colonial Players audiences since it opened in March.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Theater, Arts, Anne Arundel County, MD

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Jewel Cave in South Dakota

The Jewel Cave's 166 miles of mapped passageways have become a stunning place for South Dakota visitors to walk the trials and look at the crystals hidden within.


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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Advocate

Advocate photo by Ana Ivantsova--Surveyors in an air boat measure the ...

Texas Brine Co. and the class-action plaintiffs who sued over the sinkhole that forced hundreds from their Bayou Corne homes have agreed to a $48.1 million settlement that includes buying out their properties and settling other claims related to the underground collapse of the company's salt dome cavern.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Life, Hobbies