Cave Rescue Service of Slovenia / Speleological Association of Slovenia organizes an International Cave Rescue exercise in Skalarjevo brezno in the period from September 28th to 30th 2018. Cave rescue services – ERCRA members are welcome to participate this International exercise.
28th – 30th September 2018
The first participants will start to arrive on Friday, September 28th in the afternoon, the rest are expected to arrive until 09:00 on Saturday, when the exercise is planned to begin in operation phase.
Meeting point for the participants will be at sport airport Bovec. Active Participants are expected to arrive by Saturday morning at 09:00.
The exercise will take place in a cave Skalarjevo brezno, which is accessible by helicopter and 30 min of walking.
- extract the victim from depth of 900 m
- assess readiness of the teams for extraction
- assess the ability of international teams to work together focusing on organization, logistics, etc.
- improve the ability of international teams to work together
- assess the ability of the team leaders to select the appropriate equipment and its quantity for the assigned part of the cave
- assess inter- and intra-team work
- improve organization of logistics during a prolonged activity
This exercise is unique opportunity to test international cave rescue collaboration of many services that is necessary in the case of accident in big and deep cave.
Do not hesitate to sign in your Cave Rescue Unit and became a part of this experience.
Plan of activity
afternoon arrival and accommodation
from 09:00 formation of teams and distribute equipment
until 12:00 extract the victim
until 18:00 analysis and departure
Place to put up tents will be available at airport Bovec and on the top of mountain Kanina (near the cave entrance). A few big tents will also be available.
The following meals will be provided for the participants:
- Friday: dinner
- Saturday: sandwiches for the cave
- Sunday: sandwiches and lunch/dinner
Every member state (ECRA member’s organization) can register up to 7 team members – rescuers. We expect your registration until Sep 10th 2018 to one of the contact e-mails.
Each organization must take care of accident insurance for their participants as it will not be covered by the organizers.
The required personal details of the participants are:
Participating as: cave rescue or management team
Vegetarian or not
The required equipment is the personal caving equipment including SRT equipment. Common equipment such as ropes and rescue equipment will be provided from organizers side.
All participants agree to act safely and adhere to instructions of the organizers.
All other important information will follow in near future. If there are any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Marko Erker (firstname.lastname@example.org, +386 51 344 416)
Marko Zakrajšek (email@example.com, +386 51 630 680)
Head of Cave Rescue Service:
Head of Cave Search and Rescue Slovenia:
Photos from the Skalarjevo brezno cave