Plateau - "interesting" holes

Mon 15 Aug 2022
Paul Walko

Blog Author: pew

Prospecting adventures:

After spending a couple days doing cave trips, myself (Paul W), Aaron C, Philip B, and Andreas K visited a few holes previously marked as "interesting". Typically these holes are either filled in with small rocks or ice plugs, with proper cave entrances having a horizontal entrance that's more protected. We did not find any going passage (aside from a small entrance pitch) but did manage to cross a couple of these holes off our todo list!

Philip and Aaron debating whether or not this pitch is even worth surveying

A week later we tried this prospecting thing out again, but this time with the help of Wookey who had a bit more experience than us. We visited a few slightly larger holes in the ground in the Balkonhöhle area, but once again these were ice-plugged. One of the 3 small holes had a small side passage that unfortunately choked out after about 8m. Wookey had a great time learning to use SexyTopo and we crossed a few more holes off our todo list!

Myself, rappelling into a small hole rigged to bunde and using Philip's brand new pack as a rope pad.

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Wallets on this date:
    2022#45 ['plan', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'elev2']
    2022#47 Perseid ['plan', 'notes2', 'big_bastard_just_rigging', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'notes3', 'no…
Logbook trips on this date:
    Fischgesicht - Connecting the Kresh Connection 2
    Balkonhöhle - Camping trip at Pitstop pushing Southern & Northern Pitstop
    Fischgesicht - Perseid (ex - Big Bastard)
    Plateau - Surface Prospecting between Balkonhöle and Griesskogelschacht
    Expo - Jonty: visual storyteller
    Expo - Jonty: concoction
    Fischgesicht - Connecting fishface to happy butterfly
    Expo - expedition glossary
    Plateau - "interesting" holes
    Balkonhöhle - Camp trip down Balkonhöhle
    Balkonhöhle - First and last of the 2022 Balkon camps – Part 2a