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Diving Everest in Pozo Azul

Appeared in DIVER November 2010

A British-led team made history in September with the world's longest-ever cave-diving penetration. Support diver Martyn Farr pays tribute, and explains how this extraordinary feat was achieved

Rick Stanton on his way through Sump 2
Rick Stanton on his way through Sump 2
  • Team-leader Jason Mallinson gets kitted up, aided by Brian Scofield.
    Team-leader Jason Mallinson gets kitted up, aided by Brian Scofield.
  • John Volanthen with the cave-mapper he designed and trialled on the expedition
    John Volanthen with the cave-mapper he designed and trialled on the expedition
  • Diver Rob Dalby negotiates the restriction at the entrance to the cave. Beyond here, the passage is much bigger.
    Diver Rob Dalby negotiates the restriction at the entrance to the cave. Beyond here, the passage is much bigger.
  • Four divers who have made history
    Four divers who have made history - Rick Stanton, Rene Houben, John Volanthen, Jason Mallinson (Leader)

  • Rene in Sump 2
    Rene in Sump 2
  • Brian Scofield in Sump 1
    Brian Scofield in Sump 1
  • Rick in the same sump
    Rick in the same sump
  • The final distance travelled, which includes the dry sections of Pozo Azul.

    The final distance travelled, which includes the dry sections of Pozo Azul.

  • John Volanthen
    John Volanthen
  • Rick Stanton
    Rick Stanton
  • Martyn Farr
    Martyn Farr
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow

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