Gargantua (cave)

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Gargantua
Middle entrance of the Gargantua cave (British Columbia - September 2010).jpg
Middle entrance of Gargantua
Location Andy Good Plateau
Depth 286 m
Length 6001m
Geology Limestone
Entrances 4
Hazards Ice, squeezes

Gargantua is a limestone cave located on the Andy Good Plateau in British Columbia, Canada. As of 2002 it has 6001 m of passages with a depth of 286 m.[1] It contains the largest natural cavern in Canada at 290m long, 30m wide and 25m high.[2]

In October 2002, a group of caving club students from W. R. Myers High School were trapped in the cave overnight, after failing to break through the waterfall exit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journal of Subterranean Metaphysics #147, October 2002
  2. ^ Rollins, Jon (2004). Caves of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains. Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 79. ISBN 0-921102-94-1. OCLC 244770745. 
  3. ^ "Students rescued after night inside Alta. cave". CTV News (CROWSNEST PASS, Alta.). Oct 22, 2002. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 

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