This was an odd one at Wind Cave

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This was an odd one at Wind Cave

Postby Ernie Coffman » May 16, 2013 12:37 pm

This was an odd one at Wind Cave...for three cavers, so...read on
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9865
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Re: This was an odd one at Wind Cave

Postby Anonymous_Coward » May 16, 2013 5:51 pm

Actually, this exact rescue plays out almost every year at Wind Cave. It is common for an ice plug to block exit from the cave. What is hard to believe is that so many people will attempt the through trip without checking on the ice plug first, especially since you already have to go in the lower entrance and rig a rope just to get out anyway.
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Re: This was an odd one at Wind Cave

Postby Tlaloc » May 16, 2013 8:22 pm

There was already another thread about this here:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=15257

According to newspaper reports the spelunkers knew about the ice plug and although they could have checked it out from the Wind cave entrance they chose not to because it would have involved more effort. They planned to chop their way through and seemingly thought that the possibility of rescue was OK.
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