What is hidden in a Falcon mountains.
Many probably heard about the kilometers of underground tunnels and drifts located on the territory of the Samara region. Not so long ago I was fortunate enough to visit an extremely interesting place - the galleries of the Soksky quarry, which are located in the Krasnoglinsky district of the city of Samara. The length of adits and drifts is about 50 km. The mining of the rock (limestone) began as early as the 30s and led in a closed way for about 30 years, using the labor of prisoners. Later mining was carried out in an open way.
Today, these adits are open for everyone to visit, although it is extremely unsafe. I was led by Yury
1. So Sokolya itself looks like a mountain, or rather its part, within which we happened to wander
2. And this is what the entrance to the gallery looks like.
3. There are many interesting locations created in the galleries, unfortunately authorship is almost impossible to track down)).From the very beginning, the adits meet the visitors of such a wooden bridge. Immediately I warn you that everything that you see in the photo, I was able to capture thanks to a whole set of powerful flashlights, kindly provided by Yuri for temporary use. So if you decide to go there for a walk, stock up on lighting equipment, because you risk to hang in the darkness for a long time and seriously. There were cases when people breaking a single lantern remained there for a long time lost in space.
4. Immediately under the bridge, waiting for the victim, the alligator froze)
5. The remains of the trolley, which removed the rock from the bowels of the mountain.
7. I also like to draw lanterns in a dark, confined space, sometimes it turns out pretty cool ...
11. Another improvised "fortress" overgrown with mold. Predator cannot be here by definition, for the temperature is almost always stable - +6 - +8 degrees.
12. Sometimes there are quite narrow drifts on the way, a sort of claustrophobic dream))
13. For scale attached myself to the entrance to the drift)
14. During the entire stay in the galleries, we have not heard the collapse of the stone,although from time to time there are blocks of lumps mixed with rotten logs.
15. Another interesting location is Vodokap. Water directly from cracks in the ceiling falls on the film, carefully stretched by someone). They say that she is quite drinking herself, but I did not take risks)
16. Here and there the remains of rails, wheels from trolleys, etc., periodically come across.
19. Already approximately in the middle of the road (read as in the middle of the mountain) a warning about prohibiting the entrance to the tunnel hangs))
20. Web speleological ordinary))
21. This is what a relatively clean drift looks like on which you can walk, but there are some completely impassable because of collapsed boulders and logs.
23. When I saw a trolley nailed to the ceiling, I stood in perplexity for about five minutes ... how, why, who?) Desperate people, what else can you say, because it's scary to walk there, not to drive anchor into the ceiling.
25. "New Year's Hall", where you can sit quietly, drink a cup of coffee. Sons willingly posed for me)
29. But we didn’t find this location with the interesting name “Aushka” right away, although we had been wandering for a long time hoping to stumble upon it. Here speleologists-tourists often stop, sometimes even with an overnight stay)
30. Inside the "Aushka"
31.And here is the life inside the stone cave - a noble acid-green mold)). By the way, bats are also inhabited right away, although they didn’t get caught up with us, most likely at that time they are dormant.
32. Well, at the end of the post a little bit about sad things, that you shouldn’t risk your life wandering through unfamiliar labyrinths of tunnels and drifts without being accompanied by a person with experience. Safety in such places is paramount, in no case should you smoke, light bonfires, etc.
33. The tragic incident occurred in these galleries in 1999, when four students neglected safety measures and decided to start a fire inside, eventually they themselves died and in fact deprived the lives of three rescuers. All died of suffocation.
Some more interesting facts about the Sochi galleries can be found in the post of Jurahttps://chanych-85.livejournal.com/187909.htmlPS There was a great desire to make a video, but even with our coverage this was not physically possible. We need powerful lights, or rather even spotlights, so if someone has it in place, and with a desire to stroll inside the Sokolny Mountains, write in a personal comment and comment, think of something)
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