We peer within contemplating a slippery descent.
Following along the top of the ridge we soon located this elliptically shaped pit, “A bit like the “solution shaft at Olmstead” Valerie commented. Corneilie, Marc and Valerie peer down within – Mark suggesting to his fiance – Corneilie – “Be careful”. Greg warned of the possibility of venomous snakes thus bringing to mind an experience we had shared in another nearby pit some two years previously.
With Greg rigging a rope for security Corneile led the way. The shaft was not so deep but extremely slippery as though the rock had been smeared with vaseline and the belling-out at the bottom added to the treachery of the descent.
Beneath the ridge the tunnel led off along a similar orientation to all the other local passages – along the alignment of the ridge. One direction was out of bounds as the formations were to plentiful for safe travel but the view from the tunnel mouth – beneath a low shelf was incredible. Following up the other tunnel there were many soda straws and rock curtains – though it was the quantity of bones lying amongst the shards at the bottom of the pit that really peaked our curiosity.