Project! Having done the survey work last year for Korkberget, the massive cave (in Finnish class, at least), this fall I've been trying to visit other underground places in Kirkkonummi. And I have now visited and surveyed all nine known/reachable caves in Kirkkonummi. There'sthree morebut they are either on military area, their location is not known, or they have collapsed. Also, there's a bit more work on documenting all side caves at Korkberget and Högberget.
As information sources I have used my own explorations, the books Suomen Luolat and Uudenmaat Luolat, Retkipaikka, and information available on the Internet. Two of the nine caves are new ones that I have found on other explorations. Although one was really too small to properly count as a cave.
These visits and maps have largely been done with Jarmo, and the map at Korkberget was worked on by me and Janne. And of course there's been plenty of other people on various trips. Thanks all!
Here are the caves and maps:
- Korkberget -- map and article
- Högberget -- map and article
- Gruvböleberget -- map and article
- Kasaberget -- map and article
- Majvik -- map and article
- Brännvinberget -- map and article
- Kakarberget -- map and article
- Vuorenmäki -- map and article
- Kalasberget -- map and article
Of course, given Kirkkonummi's rocky countryside and large area, there must be many more caves, at least small ones. Anybody care to give me pointers?
Some pictures, first from Vuorenmäki:
Photos and maps (c) 2016-2017 by Jari Arkko, Janne Arkko, and Jarmo Ruuth. All rights reserved. This blog article is also available from the Blogspot site. And all stories from skiing, caving, and climbing from me are available at the Planetskier.net site.
A humpback whale surfaces in the pacific ocean. Michael Packard survived being swallowed by the same creature while lobster diving in Cape Cod. | Miguel Medina photo. It’s all over the news, but it still seems impossible to believe something so mind blowing. Lobster diver Michael Packard was swallowed whole by a humpback whale and survived to tell the tale. Is Packard the modern day Jonah you may ask? Our research would back that statement. Packard was 45 feet underwater, hunting for
Red Bull Raid is the only freeride event in the United States that blends uphill ski mastery with big-mountain shredding. Red Bull Content Pool Photo. In the last few years, we’ve seen the idea of “FreeMo” gain traction in the snowsports community. Essentially it’s a blend of ski mountaineering and freeride shredding that’s become more and more fun thanks to advancements in our gear. This year especially, ski and splitboarding touring setups sold faster than PS5s, and with web series
The Brett Tippie Podcast If you're a mountian biker, you probably already know who Brett Tippie is. The boisterous, fun loving, "Director of Goodtimes", is a member of the MTB Hall of Fame who kicked off his career pioneering freeride mountain biking in the mid '90s. Appearing in ground shattering films like, "Kranked", and traveling the globe with the worlds first freeride team, "The Froriders", Brett established himself as one of the biggest stars in the sport. Over the last 25 years