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.
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