Part one of three from this full length documentary.
Part two of three from this full length documentary.
Part three of three from this full length documentary.
The credits from this full length documentary.
For is this not the place of our childhood where we once imagined demons and dragons?– From the narration
Beyond lay uncharted territory, and like a modern day Cook, Magellan or Columbus, cavers from all over the world responded.– From the narration
By the time I arrived there [the underground camp] I was absolutely shattered and it really was 'Salvation Hall'. Since then it's become one of the special places that I like about New Zealand. I guess, partly because of the people that come here ... it's amazing that [when] you live in these sort of conditions, you strip life to its bare essentials. And all of the superfluous goings-on that you're involved in in the outside world are stripped away, and you're left with what's important in life.– A caver on 'Salvation Hall' a base camp deep in the cave
For me personally it's really horrific: I just don't like squeezes ... anywhere. And these here would be the worst that I've experienced. And being a little bit on the large side, although you can get through ... I always suffered from this feeling of panic before I went in. And then when I got to the other side of them I'd feel a little bit panicky, I'd wind down. I'd be very clumsy for a while until I settled down. And then after two or three days underground ... I'd have to face them [fears] again.– A caver faces his fears