Yes, this is it! Whereas we had all gropped through the icy water on our backs, desparately clinging to the scant sliver of airspace, Marc-Andre just plunged right in and wriggled through face first. Corneille had just barely struggled past me when Marc -Andre emerged from the water – flashlight in hand. The caver should never venture below the surface with less than three light sources. Your primary and secondary light sources should be on your helmet, a backup packed away somewhere else. as you can see Marc – Andre has a Petzyl headlamp, and carbide light on his helmet. In his hand he carries a flashlight.
We are now entombed within the rock, our journey back to the surface dependant upon our negotiating this obstructing pool. What followed was possibly one of the most inspirational caving experiences that I have ever had – pristine tunnels and untouched formations – kept that way by the appearingly inaccessible nature of the tunnels.