4 places to go caving

The alternative active winter getaway for fit bodies

Winter usually means carving tracks in the fresh powder or escaping to beaches. But this season, athletes are getting an adrenaline rush via exploring caves filled with epic stalagmites (rock formations) and stalactites (formations composed of lava, mud, or other materials). The best and most accessible option is via commercial caving, areas that are generally designated and protected by local or federal governments. “The range of difficulty can be as much as the difference between a stroll in the park and climbing Everest,” says Anmar Mirza, coordinator for The National Speological Society’s Cave Rescue Commission.

Here, four places to try it.

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