World’s Deepest Cave: Krubera Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia
Krubera is the deepest known cave on Earth. Just reaching the entrance is a significant undertaking, this located deep in Arabika Massif, part of a remote mountain range in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia.
Made the long and difficult trip? Your challenge has just begun. Krubera is one of just two known caves that are deeper than 2,000 metres. When Ukrainian explorers discovered its remarkable depths in 2001, it took them two weeks to reach the bottom.
Still think it’s a good idea? Do bear in mind that it’s dark, damp and dangerous, with countless perils — including subterranean waterfalls, hidden drops and the constant risk of flooding. The passages are narrow, the water frigid and the chances of getting lost all too real. For those keen to push the boundaries, however, it’s well worth taking a chance to reach such depths. Inaccessible but awesome, there can be no question that Krubera is an extreme location.