The cave so huge it has its own weather system
Date published: 07th October 2013
Photographer and caver Robbie Shone, from Manchester, was part of a team of 15 explorers on a month-long expedition that discovered the hidden system. A few of the caves had previously been used by nitrate miners, at the areas close to the entrance, but had never been properly explored before,' he said. "All the major passageways were deep underground and had never seen light before. It is always very special, knowing that you are the first to step foot into a cave or somewhere where nobody had previously seen, not knowing what you might find and discover. Where else on Earth can still hold secrets and mysteries of discovery? That's what I love so much about exploring."
Mr Shones was particularly excited about the cave network's interior weather system.
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