Go underground and try cave climbing in Thailand

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Cave climbing can be particularly adventurous. Even when they’re decently lit, every shadow, every pocket, seems dangerous. You don’t know what’s inside the cracks and crevices you’re sticking your hand in — living or dead.

Maybe it’s perfectly safe. Or maybe it’s one of the many bats, spiders or lizards that live there. This fear of the dark unknowing makes any beginner climb in a cave as terrifying as the hardest route in broad daylight.

It’s not just once you get in there, either. Getting to the caves is somewhat mysterious as well. Welcome to cave climbing in Thailand.

First you enter through tiny little holes in the rock.

Wind Cave
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

Then you walk through dimly lit corridors.

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

And past things that look like aliens that want to eat you.

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

Eventually, you end up in vast expanses of openness and formations like you’ve never seen.

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

Sometimes the lighting is decent.

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

Other times, you consider a headlamp.

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

And you realize you’re not alone.

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

But in the end, it’s one of the coolest experiences you’ll ever have climbing in another country.

Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

Because when else will you be able to feel this small while underground?

Photo by David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com
Photo: David Sandel, LowGravityAscents.com

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