All the way from Australia to talk about her rich caving life, and the effort to help save the Australian karst regions devastated by the recent bushfires. You can donate to that effort here:
Save Cyclops Cave in Virginia!
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Colorado caver Richard Rhinehart has led a significant caving life and is still fighting for caves. He's currently part of an effort to save Witches' Pantry Cave from a quarry development, which would threaten it and a whole karst region from destruction.
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Give to this month's karst conservancy, The Australian Speleological Federation Karst Conservation Fund. Contribute to their Cave Landscape Bushfire Rehabilitation Appeal at https://www.gofundme.com/f/cave-landscape-bushfire-rehabilitation-appeal
Visit the Australian Speleological Federation at https://www.caves.org.au/
Speleobooks owner and 50-year caving veteran Emily Davis has dedicated her life to caving and conservation. She was also the subject of the 1991 rescue in Lechuguilla.
Give to this month's cave conservancy!
Cave Conservancy of Hawaii
P.O. Box 7083
Ocean View, HI 96737
This South Dakota caver spends a lot of time in that cave-famous southwestern corner of the state, but he's done his fair share of exploration in plenty of other significant caves.
Learn more about this month's featured cave conservancy, the West Virginia Cave Conservancy at https://wvcc.net/
Colorado caver Derek Bristol has been on a number of major expeditions, including several to Lechuguilla. We talk about his early days, return to caving after a 14-year dry spell, and his popular YouTube channel.
Support this month's cave conservancy! The Northeastern Cave Conservancy: http://www.necaveconservancy.org/
SCCi’s Christine Walkey talks about caving for work, and about her love for TAG.
Montana Cave Camp: https://nrmg.regfox.com/cave-camp-2019
Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy: http://www.mocavesandkarst.org/
Bats, Beer, and Bluegrass: https://saveyourcaves.org/calendar/eventdetail/22/-/bats,-beer-and-bluegrass.html
Caver and molecular biology pioneer Norm Pace joins us to talk candidly about his early caving days, cancer scare, and his storied professional career. Donate to this month's cave conservancy, the Indiana Karst Conservancy! To learn about their new preserve, click here: http://ikc.caves.org/lowry-cave-preserve
She's a terrific representative for what caving is all about, which is why she's been featured in films and documentaries talking about her profession as a cave microbiologist. She talks about her early days in caving, WNS, discovering Cloud Ladder Hall in China, and lots more. If you'd like more information on how to donate to this month's featured karst conservancy, visit http://caves.org/conservancy/mkc/