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.
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.
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.”