This Cave In Georgia Features A ‘Bottomless Drop’ – But The Descent Has Proved Deadly

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The cavers have already come 300 yards along a wet passageway that leads into Pigeon Mountain. They’re now well into Ellison’s Cave and abseiling down the 125-foot deep Warm Up Pit. Next, the group crosses a perilous natural stone bridge and accomplishes a short climb. Now they’re in a small chamber known as the Attic. Below them stretches the awesome Fantastic Pit, descending into the pitch black. It’s their next challenge, highly dangerous and potentially deadly.

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Pigeon Mountain, the feature that sits astride the 12-mile complex of tunnels and bottomless pits that make up Ellison’s Cave. And it towers 2,330 feet above northern Georgia’s Walker County. The peak sits mostly inside the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area which covers more than 20,000 acres of natural beauty and teems with wildlife.

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