Speleologists have made a stunning discovery, and it’s right beneath our feet! A 15,000 year old cavern has been explored for the first time. Radio-Canada reports that speleologists Daniel Caron and Luc Le Blanc uncovered its entrance by clearing debris from a cave that had been previously explored.
This video shows how they first looked into the cave by inserting a camera fixed to the end of a stick into a small opening.
But that was just the beginning. In their reports, La Presse and Radio-Canada published pictures of enormous, cathedral-like grottos the speleologists were able to access by squeezing through the cleared entrance. In total, over 200 metres’ worth of previously unexplored caves were discovered.
The find will remain closed to the public for at least the next year, until it can be mapped and secured for further exploration.