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/
Johanna has been all over. She's led cave tours on National Forest land in Alaska, worked for the National Parks Service at Carlsbad Caverns, and served on expeditions in Mexico, Kentucky, and in Lechuguilla.
Support the podcast by supporting cave conservation. This month's featured karst conservancy is the Kentucky Karst Conservancy: https://kentuckykarstconservancy.org/
Longtime Indiana caver Rusty Riley has led an interesting caving life. He was on the team that explored Two Bit Pit, and has taken several trips to Mexico, including one that was very tough on him emotionally.
For more info on donating to the Mid Atlantic Karst Conservancy toward the purchase of Sarah Furnace Cave, visit http://www.karst.org/index.php?section=134