But today I carry on over the pit, 32 000 lumens of light mounted on the scooter showing me a view of the passage I have not seen before with my usual dim dive light. The goal is to check the end of the passage in this area that I have always assumed ended in solid rock. Next to me, cave diver Dave Hurst is enjoying his first really deep dive in this cave and I can almost sense the smile behind his mask. He is a lot more relaxed than I was on my first visit to this formidable site!
The January 2014 expedition marked my sixth trip to the Pearse Resurgence, and I have described some previous ventures in this magazine. Every trip has brought new challenges, new obstacles and usually some gain in our understanding of the cave.
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