Climb through Shorty’s Terror

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Shorty’s Terror is enough to frighten the hardiest soul. The massive cave narrows to a tube and the cave floor descend into unfathomably deep water, leaving the caver no option but to cling to the roof, walk on the walls, brace above the thrashing river. Meanwhile the pressure difference from one side of the mountain to the other creates a gale-force wind the howls through the passage, which then narrows to a ‘squeeze’. It’s sensory overload, and not in a good way.

Episodes From This Location

The Squeeze

1 minute / 2022

Terrible twins

1 minute / 2022

Emerge into Starlight

1 minute / 2022

Climb through Shorty’s Terror

1 minute / 2022

The quick way home

1 minute / 2022

The Chamber

1 minute / 2022

Make camp in a cave

1 minute / 2022

Rig a Tyrolean traverse

1 minute / 2022

Approaching the chasm

1 minute / 2022

At the belay

1 minute / 2022

Abseil into Harwoods Hole

1 minute / 2022