Poll: Have you ever used your caving skills in other situations?

July 16, 2012
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Have you ever been called upon to work in tight situations or ventured into a ventilation duct when no one else would?

In light of the recent story of swiss cavers moonlighting as very specialized construction workers, we began to wonder if other cavers out there were also putting their caving skills to work in other situations.

Answer the poll and tell us your stories in the comments section.

Have you ever used your caving skills in other situations?

Yes 91% (48 Votes)
No 9% (5 Votes)

  Total Voters: 53

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Last Week’s Poll Results

It came as no surprise that most of our readers (76%) are weekend warriors, indicating in last weeks poll that they spend most of their time underground during the weekend.

The remainder of the votes were split evenly between cavers who spend vacations underground and those that live close enough to caves that they can go during the week.

Thanks to everyone who responded.

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Comments (3)

  1. July 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I just used caving skills playing disc golf the other day. While we were trying to figure out where the next tee box was, I saw the matted down trail in the grass leading me right to it. Following barely discernible trails is definitely a skill I’ve acquired from caving.

    • Caving News
      July 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Also a useful skill for geocaching…

  2. Bill Reed
    July 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

    We have to enter fuel cells in aircraft every so often through a 15″ x 24″ oval hole. This doesnt sound small until you know I’m 6′ 3″ and built like a wrestler. Guys a 1/3 of my size refuse siting they will get stuck. I just laugh and press on with ease.


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