With a total length of cave passages reaching a staggering 13,232 m, the deepest explored parts of Krubera-Voronya reach 2,197 m. It remainsthe only known cave on Earth deeper than 2,000 meters—rightfully earning the title as the entrance to Inner Earth.
Known as Krubera-Voronya—the cave is known as the EVEREST of caves. With a total length of cave passages reaching a staggering 13,232 m, the deepest explored parts of Krubera-Voronya reach 2,197 m. The difference in elevation of the cave’s entrance and its deepest explored point is 2,197 ± 20 meters (7,208 ± 66 ft).
Krubera remains the only known cave on Earth deeper than 2,000 meters.
This fascinating cave is located the Arabika massif, in the Gagra mountain range, in Abkhazia, Georgia. The cave is divided into two branches, one of 1,300 and one of 2,196 meters of depth, which drop into several smaller slopes. The first data on the astonishing depth of the cave emerged in 2004, during three expeditions that obtained different records of depth, all agreeing that for the first time in the history we’ve found a cave that exceeded 2,000 meters in depth.
The most important moments of the exploration of the face are as follow…