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Caving is an inherently dangerous activity and the cave environment is characterized by a number of dangers which include, but are not limited to: cold temperatures, confined spaces, potential flooding, hazardous and exposed climbing, open pits, entrapment, diseases, and wild animals. There are other dangers not listed in the previous sentence and, in case of accident or injury, adequate medical assistance may not be available for an indeterminate period of time. It is incumbent on each person to take responsibility for their own safety and to seek out appropriate instruction and training from qualified groups or individuals before entering a cave.

Material on this site is presented as information for the consideration of knowledgeable and experienced cave explorers only. Cavers are solely responsible for their safety in caves, and this site works the same way. This site does not provide instruction on cave exploration techniques or safety. This information may or may not be accurate and/or safe. It may lead to equipment damage, monetary loss, injury, or death. There may be hidden hazards that arise only under certain conditions.

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  Last Updated: August 9, 2005