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Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

 -  Documentary | Short  -  March 2001 (USA)
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Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Steve Atteberry ...
Himself - Caver
Nancy Holler Aulenbach ...
Herself
Hazel Barton ...
Herself
Gordon Brown ...
Himself
Marty Brown ...
Himself - Caver
Mark Clippinger ...
Himself - Caver
Scott Davis ...
Himself - Caver
Scott Dawson ...
Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as Scott Dawson Ph.D.)
José R. de la Torre ...
Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as José R. de la Torre Ph.D.)
Sam Drevo ...
Himself
Jorge Gonzalez ...
Himself
Steffen Heim ...
Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as Steffen Heim Ph.D.)
Kevin Higgins ...
Himself - Caver
Rebecca Holden ...
Herself - Caver
Janot Lamberton ...
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Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton and Aulenbach are extreme athletes and extreme scientists - scientists who gather their data in treacherous places where few dare to follow. In Journey Into Amazing Caves they travel to caves in Arizona, Greenland and Mexico searching for discoveries that may lead to cures for human disease. Written by Anonymous

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Cuevas: Maravillas desconocidas  »

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Dr. Hazel Barton has stated that the cave diving sequence took up to 9 days to film. See more »

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Spell binding - thank goodness for brave people like them
2 April 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

My daughter Maria and I were thrilled with so many scenes, especially:

the kayaks plummeting down waterfalls while searching for new caves to explore;

the scary heights of caves in the middle of cliffs only reachable by rappelling and/or crossing rivers by rope many, many feet high up;

descending into ice caverns where you hear the icicles falling and the glacier groaning;

and finally, the holding of our breath as they swam under water through body width openings in search of microorganisms, which was their main goal.

The plane/helicopter rides were breathtaking also - seemingly going to crash you right into the side of a mountain.

Their adventures in Iceland and North America, for the main sake of finding medical cures for the future, will never be forgotten.

(And, if my daughter and wife aren't reading this, the ladies were sure cute, besides being brave, dedicated, athletic and intelligent.)


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