The Grottocenter site, although it may contain accurate information about caves, was not designed to facilitate the exploration for non-trained cavers. Not every potential hazard may be reported and not all of the information mentioned is verified.
Caving is a multifaceted discipline: cultural, scientific and physical activity. As such, it often requires a significant amount of physical commitment. It is also not risk-free These risks, if they cannot be completely eliminated, are at least largely reduced by following well established practices, that is practices that are fully agreed on , supported and taught by caving clubs , associations and agencies. The Grottocenter website, its representatives and contributors cannot be held responsible for poor or inappropriate caving practices or for any accident or damage that may occur in the caves presented on this website.
Novice readers or cavers who would like to engage in underground exploration, are strongly encouraged to contact a caving club in their area, whose list and contact details can be obtained among others from the UIS (International Union of Speleology), Grottocenter or national federations.
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