Dr Jut Wynne uses ISC equipment on latest expedition

July 12th 2017

Dr Jut Wynne is a conservation biologist who has bushwhacked through the jungles of Belize, rappelled into the deepest volcanic pit on Hawaii, endured the world’s driest desert in Northern Chile, used cutting edge instruments on board NASA Aircraft and has travelled to the most remote inhabited place on earth, Easter Island.  We’re keenly following Jut’s expeditions, as he puts a range of our hardware through its paces, in some of the very harshest, intriguing and beautiful environments, in his worldwide exploits.

Jut is kitted out with a range of our gear, including the D5 Work/Rescue Descender (for 12” Rope), RAD Rope Adjustment Device for Work Positioning, Ultra-safe Hand Ascender, Chest Ascender and an assortment of Karabiners.  Jut’s latest adventure is to the caves of Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, Andalusia in Southern Spain.  At sixty meters below ground, Jut researches a host of cave-dwelling, insect communities.

Photo's left to right: Jut's equipment before dispatch.  Rogelio Ferrer and Jut returning after sampling a cave near Las Naves, Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Eulogio Pardo-Igúzquiza.  Large limestone fissure leading into one of the study caves, Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Jut Wynne.  Rogelio Ferrer and Jut at 60 m below southern Spain, Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Jut Wynne.  A selfie of Jut prior to descending a 40 m vertical shaft, which is also the largest known bat hibernacula in Sierra de las Nieves - Credit Jut Wynne.  This spider species was observed in four of the seven caves sampled (possibly of family Clubionidae) - Credit Jut Wynne.  Harvestmen (of the arachnid Order Opilones) observed in the twilight zone of one of the study cave - Credit Jut Wynne.  Snails and/or snail shells were observed in three of seven caves samples. This one is translucent and may be cave adapted - Credit Jut Wynne.

 

Blog gallery:

  • Jut's equipment before dispatch
  • Rogelio Ferrer and Jut returning after sampling a cave near Las Naves, Sierra de las Nieves. Credit Eulogio Pardo-Igúzquiza.
  • Large limestone fissure leading into one of the study caves, Sierra de las Nieves. Credit Jut Wynne.
  • Rogelio Ferrer and Jut at 60 m below southern Spain, Sierra de las Nieves. Credit Jut Wynne.
  • A selfie of Jut prior to defending a 40 m vertical shaft, which is also the largest known bat hibernacula in Sierra de las Nieves. Credit Jut Wynne.
  • This spider species was observed in four of the seven caves sampled (possibly of family Clubionidae). Credit Jut Wynne.
  • Harvestmen (of the arachnid Order Opilones) observed in the twilight zone of one of the study cave. Credit Jut Wynne.
  • Snails and/or snail shells were observed in three of seven caves samples. This one is translucent and may be cave adapted. Credit Jut Wynne.

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