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20 years ago, I took up caving and for many years I was obsessed by this cave! This is the view from the top, from inside the roof dome looking straight down into Titan shaft, inside a cave known for centuries as The Devils Arse (Peak Cavern), England. At the top of the photograph, it shows the mined tunnel that we excavated from the surface by hand, that literally took over our lives for almost five years. Carved out by water, these limestone cliffs measure 141.5 metres (464 ft) high, making Titan the biggest cave in the UK. It is even tall enough to swallow the London Eye.
In the 1770’s when nearby miners mined lead ore from inside Speedwell Cavern they must have passed below Titans great boulder pile, unaware of what giant void lay directly above them. It wasn't until New Years Day, 1999 when Titan was first discovered by local cave explorers, and it’s entire splendour was illuminated for the very first time having been formed and sculptured in total darkness over a very long period. It was a great photographic challenge, whilst hanging in the roof like a bat. #vertigo #petzlgram #adventure #derbyshiretimes #peakdistrict #explore #peakcavern #speedwellcavern #letsexplore #cave #caving #speleo #underground @petzl_official