Speleologists descend to world´s largest stalagmite in expedition to cave in Cienfuegos

Speleologists descend to world´s largest stalagmite in expedition to cave in CienfuegosScientists from Cienfuegos and experts of the Cuban Speleological Society manage the illumination of one of the most famous formations in the world.

The labors fit the second expedition of a study program of the CITMA provincial delegation (Spanish acronym for the Ministry for Science, Technology and Environment in Cuba) at Martín Infierno cave to complete the dossier of the proposal of this area as a protected one, National Monument.

For the first time the cameras of the Cienfuegos Television Broadcast could capture footage of one of the biggest stalagmites in the world, the biggest in Cuba with 67 meters.

In order to illuminate it, young prospects of the Cuban Speleological Society descended 90 meters, the first part down a vertical wall to the base of this formation at Martin Infierno cave, located at Escambray Mountain Range some 650 meters over the sea level and 55 kilometers from Cienfuegos city.

Over a day of work deep in the earth required the explorers to accomplish the electric connection in the site using scarce resources that enabled the view.

For this it was necessary to renovate previously all the descend installation, deteriorated by humidity and disuse.
The risky labors easy up the way to carry out the digital cartography next year during the third scientific expedition programmed by the Cienfuegos delegation of CITMA.

This information will complete the dossier of the proposal for protected area of this cave, discovered by the end of the 60´s in the last century and considered National Monument.

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Redacción Digital

Editor web de las Redacción Digital del Canal de televisión Perlavisión, de la ciudad cubana de Cienfuegos.

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