Recreational trips to well-known tourist caves eventually become a bit 'old hat'. That’s not you. You’re looking for a challenge and an opportunity to contribute to the well-being of caves and the caving community. You want to increase your confidence and go further. The next step is Caving-101.
CAVING-“101”… (Almost) Everything you ever wanted to know about caving, but were afraid to ask. You will learn the skills necessary for a safe and responsible approach to the exploration of caves. We will cover Cave Laws, Caving Rules, and proper Cave Trip Planning.
Here are a few of the things emphasized in Caving-101:
• Cave Orienteering
• Cave Management
• Cave Preservation and Conservation
• Cleaning & Disinfecting Cave Gear
• Land Owner Relations
• Tuesday or Thursday evening 6:30pm-8:00pm Skills Instruction Webinar (dates will be emailed)
The training consists of a 1 ½ -hour webinar that you can participate in from your smartphone, tablet or PC. At the end of the webinar we will choose the cave, meeting location and meeting time. We will supply your caving helmet and headlamp. We will visit a cave in either Putnam, Smith or White County. We will meet at the cave at 9am CST. We will be inside the cave 6-8 hours. You already know what else to bring.
Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!
The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.
Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.
We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.
Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.