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Hello from Birmingham, AL

Postby CaveMD » Feb 10, 2012 8:45 am

Hi all,


I'm a 4th year medical student at UAB going into emergency medicine, I have done almost zero dry caving but I'm pretty hooked on cave diving(especially the tight sidemount/nomount stuff and/or deep technical variety). My only dry caving experience has been sumps and springs that connect to dry cave(still a sump I guess but in reverse order?) and one dry cave in north AL I was hoping had a sump in the back of it.

I'm interested in doing a little more dry caving but I really just don't know the people to get into it locally and I don't know how much longer I will be in Bham until residency match day coming up on March 16th.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, AL

Postby Phil Winkler » Feb 10, 2012 9:24 am

Welcome to the forum. Check out the Birmingham Grotto here: http://www.bhamgrotto.org
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, AL

Postby mgmills » Feb 10, 2012 3:26 pm

Phil Winkler wrote:Welcome to the forum. Check out the Birmingham Grotto here: http://www.bhamgrotto.org



Meeting info on the website is incorrect. The grotto does meet the 2nd Tuesday (Feb 14) but the location is incorrect on the website. They meet in a room above Matthew's Bar and Grill (which is on the southside of town on Morris Avenue) . . . very convenient to the UAB medical center.

I started my caving life with the Birmingham Grotto and maintain a membership there even though I now live in TN.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, AL

Postby mgmills » Feb 10, 2012 3:39 pm

CaveMD wrote:Hi all,


I'm a 4th year medical student at UAB going into emergency medicine, I have done almost zero dry caving but I'm pretty hooked on cave diving(especially the tight sidemount/nomount stuff and/or deep technical variety). My only dry caving experience has been sumps and springs that connect to dry cave(still a sump I guess but in reverse order?) and one dry cave in north AL I was hoping had a sump in the back of it.

I'm interested in doing a little more dry caving but I really just don't know the people to get into it locally and I don't know how much longer I will be in Bham until residency match day coming up on March 16th.


BTW, Welcome to the caving world doctor. I'm a nurse and know several doctors who are also cavers. Even if your residency takes you away from the B'ham area there are grottos all over the US.
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