2012 Wowo Expedition: The Original Film

March 22, 2013 / Papua New Guinea, Oceania

Unknown to us here at Caving News, the same day that Petzl released its quirky video featuring the 2012 Wowo expedition, the original video was also uploaded to YouTube.

The full video, which comes in at over 31 minutes long in contrast to the 12 minute Petzl version, excludes special agent professor Dingle and features more of the caves and much more of the ordeal the team of twelve French and Swiss cavers went through to reach them.

During the month-long February 2012 expedition to Wowo cave system in the Nakanai Mountains of Papua New Guinea, the cavers discovered almost 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) of new passage.

As a result of their efforts, Papua New Guinea’s Wowo cave system has now been surveyed to more than 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and 660 meters (2,165 feet) deep, making the system the longest in New Britain, and the second deepest in the country.

Unfortunately unlike the Petzl video, the original French video lacks subtitles. Luckily it’s pretty easy to understand what’s going on.

Wowo Le Film Original [SpeleoTV]

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