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After familiarisation with a caving activity, a participant may be interested in demonstrating certain skills required for recognition of Caver qualifications.

This sheet gives a list of terms that a caver would be familiar with, as well as a brief description of gear required, foul air, and logs of caves.

 Caving Terms


The Competency Cards below describe the components of caving knowledge and skills. (According to O&I Handbook, Schedule A Activities, Basic Caver is also required to hold Rockcraft and Abseiler qualification).


Scout Level  Scout Proficiency Badge - Caving
Level 1  Caving Horizontal
   Caving Vertical
Level 2  Caving Horizontal
   Caving Vertical
Level 3  Caving