New Mexico Underground
Rappelling into their 50th cave, the New Mexico Digital crew begins the Elevation series with Episode 1: Fifty. (YouTube Full Elevation Series) This spring 2012 trip focused on vertical SRT rope-work, and featured Yancy Jubal taking photos with his nifty Canon 60D DSLR. The NMD team of Mike, DanO, and Justin worked with Phyllis … Continue reading
Join Mike and DanO as they take Ollie on a caving adventure in southern New Mexico. This 10 minute episode of Elevation features the joy and adventure of Kid Cavin. Along the way, the crew does some exploration for new caves, encounters a New Mexico monsoon, and sees some exciting new fauna. With … Continue reading
Cave #5 It was the spring of 1994 when I spoke with Michael “Mike” Ward on the phone after a busy weekend. We’d met a few years earlier as freshmen at the University of New Mexico, and had already gone on many camping and backpacking adventures together. But that weekend was different. Mike had gone … Continue reading
A series of images from a very busy spring season for the NMD crew.
The New Mexico Underground suggested vertical cave gear list, based off of Stalagmike’s current rig (3/2012). Caving suit (FDS) Helmet Headlamps (3 minimum) Video spot light: Brinkman lithium Gloves Multi-tool Garmin GPS—surface only Primary caving pack First aid kit Vertical pack Harness bag Boots Kneepads Caving harness (GGG) Petzl Croll ascender with adjustable chest harness … Continue reading