The quick way home

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

After climbing out of the Starlight Cave, there are two options for cavers—huck your gear up the rockfall and walk for kilometres, or take a tin pigeon. We opt for the second option, which requires the pilot to expertly balance the machine with one skid on a rock while gear and cavers are loaded… keeping a weather eye out for tumbling boulders coming down the rock fall.

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