Cavers tackle deepest pit in continental America

These are the stunning images of a group of cavers rappelling down the tallest pit in continental America.

Fantastic Pit in Ellison’s Cave, Georgia, USA, is 586ft deep – almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty.

Amy, said: "I've been doing this for quite a few years now so the depth doesn't bother me as much."

Amy, said: “I’ve been doing this for quite a few years now so the depth doesn’t bother me as much.”

Intrepid explorer Amy Hinkle and a group including Shane Streetman and Elliot Hellman tackled the pit on February 28.

Amy revealed the pit, which is part of a 12-mile-long underground system, has been on her bucket list for some time.

In order to capture her spectacular shots she carries a lightweight camera kit and travels with a lighting assistant, Brian Stoltz.

Intrepid explorer Amy Hinkle and a group tackled the pit on February 28

Intrepid explorer Amy Hinkle and a group tackled the pit on February 28

Amy, 28, from Huntsville, Alabama, said: “I’ve been doing this for quite a few years now so the depth doesn’t bother me as much.

“I just think to myself ‘yes, that’s a deep pitch-black hole in the floor’.

“We communicate via radio so I can direct the lighting for the shot.

“Caving is a relatively safe sport if it is done with proper training, gear and experience.”

Fantastic Pit is the tallest pit in continental America

Fantastic Pit is the tallest pit in continental America