Named as “the Xu Xiake of modern times”, Liu Jia has been caving over the 16 years since 2004. She has now become a pioneer of crypt exploration in China and the queen in China’s caving circle.
She was nominated one of the top ten explores in China by National Geographic in 2016, and is the record keeper of the second deepest vertical cave. She holds a number of positions, including Deputy Leader and Chief Technical Coach of Chonqing Caving Team, Technical Director of Hong Kong Caving Team and Deputy Secretary of the Caving Committee of Geological Society of China.
What is cave? It is another “planet” without light. Liu Jia, the caver who has explored the most caves in China, took us on a journey to the world in the cave.
Every cave is a natural museum. The special ecological environment fosters a different ecological system. There are cave creatures that die in light and antibiotics beneficial to humans in a cave. Caves provided shelters for early humans.
However, these caves have been suffering from serious damage by humans. They are filled with garbage piles that are dozens of meters thick. Even the underwater is being contaminated, with some circulating into surface water, which is finally drunk by humans.
Please remember, nature will ultimately give back to you whatever you give to her, whether it is the visible surface or the invisible underground.