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The Cavernous Entrance to Umajalanta Cave
Bolivia

The honour of the largest cave in Bolivia goes to the Gruta de Umajalanta about 7 km outside the village of Torotoro. Measuring about 4.6 km long and reaching a depth of 164m, this subterranean maze yet has to be explored fully.

The entrance is hidden inside a gully at the foot of a ellipsoid mountain face so characteristic of the geology of Torotoro. The apparent cavernous entrance narrows rapidly and soon one finds the descent a combination of crawling on all four, rapelling down into complete darkness and wriggling through claustrophobically tight passageways and banging your head and buttock along the way.

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