Hochdruckblasi (Woising)

Sun 12 Aug 2012
Olaf Kähler

[Accompanied by non-expo Uwe Kalmbach, Thomas Holder (ARGE), Ulid Aike]]

We had to walk to some "Woising Camp" from Appelhaus, which took about 2 hours. Then we got changed and walked another 8 minutes to a little entrance shaft. Following a series of pitches (very steep passages mostly) we eventually reached a horizontal level at 1640m above sea level. We explored that for a while, then went to another pitch going down some more steep passages to the current pushing front of the cave. A strong wind was blowing up this, and probably another horizontal level can be reached with little effort. Given the information from other caves in the area, this horizontal level is expected at 1550m, but as this was mostly a touristy trip, we soon turned around and left the cave. The exit, different from the entrance, was rather spectacular high up in the cliffs at the northern edge of the Totes Gebirge with an impressive view and a nice little via ferrata to get back to the Woising Camp and Appelhaus. Overall the system is a lot smaller than SMK, but appears to be very interesting and it probably has exactly the same development history.

Survex files on this date:
Wallets on this date:
    2012#11 pfuetzenschact ['elevation1', 'plan1', 'notes1', 'notes2']
    2012#12 ['notes1', 'notes2']
    2012#15 klippenhohle ['elevation1', 'notes3', 'plan1', 'notes1', 'notes2']
    2012#25 ['bigboulders', 'bigboulders-plan', 'bigboulders-elev', 'bigboulders']
    2012#30 ['blownaway-plan', 'blownaway-elev', 'blownaway', 'blownaway']
Logbook trips on this date:
    204 into 161 via traverses -> Blown Away
    Hochdruckblasi (Woising)
    83 - Under a Rock, Down Under