The fourth-longest cave in the world

Surveys lengthen Wind Cave
Eighteen cave explorers surveyed more than 3,500 feet of unexplored passages in Wind Cave on Feb. 11, making it the fourth-longest cave in the world.
Cavers from Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota brought the total distance surveyed in Wind Cave to 119.6 miles, pushing it past the former fourth-longest cave in the world, Hoelloch Cave of Switzerland, according to a news release from Wind Cave National Park headquarters.
The most significant discovery of the weekend involved large passages on the southwestern edge of the known cave. Near “The Skinner,” a 200-foot-long belly crawl, one of the new passages contained a distinct breeze leading into darkness. Explorers plan to return soon to continue surveying the discovery. (...)

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