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A podcast about caves and cave exploration, hosted by Matt Pelsor of the Central Indiana Grotto of the NSS.

The Caving Podcast Matt Pelsor

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    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

A podcast about caves and cave exploration, hosted by Matt Pelsor of the Central Indiana Grotto of the NSS.

    Mark Dickey

    Mark Dickey

    Mark Dickey is an NCRC instructor and helped create a new comprehensive advanced alpine SRT caving course called Caving Academy, which will hold its first class September 10th through 16th in Budapest.Learn more about Caving Academy!https://cavingacademy.org/ Pre-register for Indiana Cave Capers HERE:http://www.cigcaves.com/indiana-cave-capers/all-about-cave-capers/cave-caper-registration/ Watch NatGeo Explorer: The Deepest Cave:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/movies-and-specials/explorer-the-deepest-cave Find your local grotto!https://caves.org/committee/i-o/grottos/new_grotto_page-v2.shtml

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Aidan Campbell

    Aidan Campbell

    Aidan Campbell is a land manager with the SCCi, and talks about that role and the passion he has for cave conservation. He talks about his caving genesis, and the various that have led him to and through his caving life.Join SCCi or find more info HERE: https://www.saveyourcaves.org/ Pre-register for Indiana Cave Capers HERE:http://www.cigcaves.com/indiana-cave-capers/all-about-cave-capers/cave-caper-registration/ Find your local grotto!https://caves.org/committee/i-o/grottos/new_grotto_page-v2.shtml

    • 59 min
    Gretchen Baker

    Gretchen Baker

    Gretchen Baker is the current national coordinator for the National Cave Rescue Commission, but that barely scratches the surface of her credibility. We talk about her past and present work for the National Park Service, and her exploration efforts across the globe.The Caving Podcast is sponsored by https://elspeleo.com/Save $20 any full-priced order over $300 with promo code PODCAST Buy Gretchen’s book at https://www.amazon.com/Conventional-Murder-C-Cox-ebook/dp/B01FLHODPO More on the 2022 NSS Convention in Rapid City, SD here: https://nss2022.caves.org/ Pre-register for Indiana Cave Capers HERE:http://www.cigcaves.com/indiana-cave-capers/all-about-cave-capers/cave-caper-registration/ Find your local grotto!https://caves.org/committee/i-o/grottos/new_grotto_page-v2.shtml

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The people behind the IMAX film "Ancient Caves"

    The people behind the IMAX film "Ancient Caves"

    "Ancient Caves" was released for IMAX 3D and IMAX Dome theaters just days into the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, but thankfully the cycle for IMAX type educational films is years long, and this film could still be coming to a theater near you!I was fortunate to talk to director Jonathan Bird about making the film, and cave diver Todd Kelly who talked about not only working on this film, but also his decades-long cave diving career.The Caving Podcast is sponsored by https://elspeleo.com/Save $20 any full-priced order over $300 with promo code PODCASTLearn more about "Ancient Caves" at the film's website:https://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/ancient-caves/  Pre-register for Indiana Cave Capers HERE:http://www.cigcaves.com/indiana-cave-capers/all-about-cave-capers/cave-caper-registration/ Find your local grotto!https://caves.org/committee/i-o/grottos/new_grotto_page-v2.shtml

    • 59 min
    Thomas Hawkins

    Thomas Hawkins

    Thomas Hawkins has caved all over the world, but got started in one of the best places on Earth–West Virginia’s Germany Valley. He talks about caving via botany in Central America, salt caves in Chile, caving with some of my Hoosier friends in Mexico, and being part of survey efforts in a classic TAG cave.The Caving Podcast is sponsored by https://elspeleo.com/Save $20 any full-priced order over $300 with promo code PODCAST Apply for an NSS student scholarship to attend the 2022 national convention in South Dakota:https://nss2022.caves.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NSS_Scholarship_Application.pdf SERA Cave Carnival is April 21-24!http://www.sera2022.com/ Pre-register for Indiana Cave Capers HERE:http://www.cigcaves.com/indiana-cave-capers/all-about-cave-capers/cave-caper-registration/ Find your local grotto!https://caves.org/committee/i-o/grottos/new_grotto_page-v2.shtml

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Holly McClintock

    Holly McClintock

    Holly McClintock has chaired the Louisville Grotto since 2012. She is an active member of the Cave Research Foundation, Central Kentucky Karst Coalition, SCCi, KSS, and of course the NSS. She assists with management of the grotto’s own 126 acre Lone Star Preserve. She manages the SCCi Daleo Preserve, home of the Daleo entrance to Roppel Cave, where she spends most of her time underground. We talked extensively about her exploration efforts and discoveries made in Roppel, and what it’s been like to lead a grotto for a decade.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

bobi dolee ,

Great Podcast

You should get Jerry Wallace to come on. He’s the naturalist at Cloudland Canyon in GA or Chuck Sutherland!

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Great show!!

Very enjoyable

GeoJosh23 ,

Phenomenal

The only podcast for cavers.

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