While many travellers take a liking to exploring the Postojna Caves, a 27-kilometre stretch of underground caves lined with galleries, halls and a cave train, we decided to get down and dirty with a local cave man to explore the secrets of caving in Ljubljana.
No, he wasn’t dressed as a caveman, but he certainly knew his way around the tunnels. His name is Boštjan and he is the owner of IškAAdventure, a local Slovenian adventure tour operator offering kayaking, scuba diving, caving, rock climbing and helicopter tours. He’s also part of the mountain rescue team around Ljubljana thanks to his incredible navigational skills around the local caves.
We explored two caves on our tour, Mala Pasica and Velika Pasica. In the caves, we squeezed through holes I never thought were possible to climb through, crawled through cracks that were dark and damp and belayed ourselves down into the deeper crevices of the earth. We even spotted a couple bats and bear bones while venturing through the tunnels.
But why on earth would we do that? Because...
The silence was incredible
The spaghetti dripstones were one of a kind
The adrenaline rush was awesome
The self-determination was endless
The experience was once in a lifetime
Boštjan only takes between 40 - 50 people per year to the Mala and Velika Pasica caves underneath of Mount Krim (1,1077 metres high), but if you’re one of the lucky few, you’ll be able to book a tour with Visit Ljubljana.
Travel tip shared by Jenna for Travel Dudes.
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