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Christine Grosart: Caving Photographer, Diver, & Leader

Article by Tabitha Rossman, EWLS Photography Blogger

Christine Grosart is our winner of this year’s photography contest. She is also a record breaking cave diver in the UK, a paramedic by trade and a qualified cave leader on adventure trips. She contributes to the documentation of cave exploration though film and photography. She said “There’s no better feeling than shooting video in cave passage you found and showing it to the local cavers, knowing you are the only people that moment in time to have ever seen it. That’s special.” Christine has produced several articles for various caving and diving publications and designed her own website to promote caving though education and photography. The adventure trips she hosts through Wet Wellies focus on quality, education and inspiration. She hosts caving trips in the Mendip Hills near Bristol and the South Wales with qualified leaders. So, if you are interested in cave diving in the UK, you should attend one of these trips (link below).  Christine provides talks about cave diving and photography. She also produced a film called Diving in Darkness, which shows the cold and severe elements of UK cave diving and UK cave systems. Within Christine career she has experienced some pain too. She has lost some close friends in a cave diving accident and this has inspired her to promote safety in cave diving. By providing cave diving groups with mentor systems to help train new cave divers though the group that are capable to discover caverns measureless without compromising their own safety or that or others.  #elws #womencavers #WLeaders

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