• Question: Have you ever gotten hurt will in a cave?

    Asked by 349hyda22 to Lindsay on 23 May 2015.
    • Photo: K. Lindsay Hunter

      K. Lindsay Hunter answered on 23 May 2015:

      While I feel pretty safe in caves and won’t put myself into unnecessary or excessive danger, that definition does get stretched a little since there’s such a great desire to explore and to push farther. We always need to remember that caves are wild things, like lions or tigers, so no matter how tame we might feel they are, they can always surprise us!

      I’m very fortunate that the worst that’s every happened to me in a cave is that my foot slipped sideways off a rock when I was unbalanced, and I ended up with a cut and a HUGE bruise.