“WHATEVER you don’t do, don’t fall to the right.”
Those were the last words caving expert Howard Limbert said to me before he disappeared into the cavern’s dark abyss. I repeated his warning in my head as I scrambled along the serrated ridge that would take me inside the largest cave in the world, Hang Son Doong.
Jagged boulders of limestone scatter below me, stretching for 80 metres to the bottom of the entrance. My mind generated horrifying images of the damage that would be caused if I slipped and landed on their treacherous, sawtooth edges. I took a deep breath, leaned hard to the left, and stepped into the unknown.
The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Central Vietnam is home to the planet’s second largest karst landscape, and hides one of the most spectacular cave systems ever found. Remote and dangerously inaccessible, endangered tigers still roam the wild terrain and the majority of the UNESCO World Heritage site has never encountered human footsteps.
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