The world of speleology and caving
29.06.2018 at 11:30
Wandering around the Balkans about forty thousand years ago, looking for who knows what, one Ursus spelaeus, a cave bear, ended its life in the highest part of the Bistrica River canyon, in the Kuk cave, at the Sijeračke rocks between Kalinovik and Foča. His skull, which is the oldest one ever found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the discovery of speleologists from Foča. Ursus spelaeus extinct twenty one thousand years ago, and Speleological Society "Ursus spelaeus" was named after it. According to their data, there are about 4,000 registered speleological facilities in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina - pits, caves, abysses and estavelas; objects that don’t have natural access but usually open during construction works. The biggest success of the Society is a successful initiative to declare cave Ledenjača as a natural monument Category II, which is a rarity when it comes to caves. The entrance of the cave is decorated with drawings that are assumed to date back to the Bronze Age.
Our guide through the world of speleology is Miloš Jakić, president of the Society and chief of the speleo-rescue station in Foča.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has great natural riches that have not been used for tourism purposes. It's necessary to get tourists closer to natural beauty of this country, through the improvement of access roads, setting up hiking trails, greater promotion at tourism fairs, greater promotion on state-owned television, and through development of documentary programs aimed at promoting and preserving natural beauties.
In Foča area, natural beauties offer visitors unforgettable memories that will be remembered through life. In addition to the speleological facilities there are: Skakavac waterfalls, Sand pyramids, mountain peaks, lakes, waterfalls of Oteš, canyoning in Hrčavac, rafting, Sutjeska national park etc. It is necessary to arrange access routes to individual destinations, destination promotion and mandatory protection of natural beauty.
In the area of Foča:Velika Kutlača cave, Ledenjala, Kuk. Municipality of Pale: Orlovac cave. Ravno municipality: Vjetrenica. Zavidovići: Cave Srednje stijene
THE MOST DANGEROUS DESTINATIONS
In the presence of a guide, all trails will be secure.
The Speleological society possesses all of the necessary equipment.
Take enough liquids with you, listen to your guide, do not make rivalry in the group.