“Interview” is caving club “Pod RB” initiative dedicated to discussions with cavers from all around the world. What they share about their life above and under the ground, their caving experience, stories, dreams and future plans you can find in the following lines…
Tell us something about yourself in terms of speleological experience.
I have been dealing with speleology since 1983. Until the war broke, I was caving with one of the most fruitful Croatian speleo clubs and namely the speleology section at The Student Mountaineering Society Velebit. This is where I met my wife and we were exploring caves together. Back then we were using mostly trains and bikes as means of transport. We were some of the people who would dedicate to one cave and weekend after weekend we would go there to explore new galleries. Opposed to the majority, back then, who strived for visiting as many as possible caves and pits. Following this approach we managed to survey over 8km of galleries during more than 30 visits in the cave Toun, which is located in a quarry.
A year before we got our family we managed to get to China, where during a period of 7 days, we explored around 10 caves and surveyed over 8km of cave galleries. After the birth of our first two children, my wife, Aida, has completely stopped caving. While I still got my 6 to 7 weekends per year dedicated to caving, then I was mostly cave diving. Then the war started and I moved to Sibenik.