Oct 25th, 2020
Talking to Robbie Schmittner the explorer of the Mexican Cenotes and adventurer who is responsible for some of the most notable contributions to cave exploration over the last 20 years.
Over a brew Robbie talks me through Sidemount diving in the flooded caves of the Yucatan peninsula and his Xunaan Ha all girl expedition to explore the Holbox fracture.
Grab yourself a brew and listen to this interesting story.
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From his website: "Robbie Schmittner is an explorer and adventurer who is responsible for some of the most notable contributions to cave exploration thus far. Hailing from Germany, Robbie has lived in Southern Mexico for over twenty years and has dedicated his adult life to mapping and exploring the vast network of cenotes (water filled caves) that span thousands of kilometres under the Yucatán Peninsula.
Thus far he has discovered over 420 kilometres of uncharted caves. He is also responsible for connecting the Sac Actun and Dos Ojos cave systems which created the longest water-filled cave system in the world.
Recognized as one of the National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2007 and an active member of the New York Explorer’s Club, Robbie’s passion for the cave systems encourage his continued quest for new caves and exploration.“
His website: https://robbieschmittner.com/
His expedition: https://robbieschmittner.com/the-xunaan-ha-expedition/
His gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-xunaanha-expedition
His YouTube: https://youtu.be/-3zqPVfHlEg
His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbieschmittner/
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