Logo by Felipe Barscevicius
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Photos taken by Tristan Honscheid
Welcome! The MIT Caving Club is a group of students, alumni, and partners who all love the adventure of seeing things you only can if you're dozens of feet under the earth, up to your shins in mud, and shining a dim light into the darkness of a squeezy tunnel. We go on various trips throughout the year to caves in the northeastern United States.

Upcoming Events

4/30: Bat hibernation caves are OPEN!

5/1: Tripleader training lecture in the Caving Club office. Email truchane@mit.edu to RSVP; no experience required.

5/3: Beginner vertical practice in 66 north stairwell, 19:00-22:00.

Check out our calendar for a full list of Caving Club trips and events.


4/17: Tripleader training will be happening! Please email truchane@mit.edu if you are interested. NO experience is required.

11/5: We will be having regular vertical practices from 7-10pm every first Friday of the month from now on in the 66 north stairwell.

11/4: Felipe Barscevicius, Boof (truchane), and Riley Drake are now vertical tripleaders.

10/21: Felipe Barscevicius is now a tripleader!

10/1: All endangered bat caves have now closed for the winter :-(

9/30: Riley Drake is our newest tripleader!

8/11: Email truchane@mit.edu if you are interested in helping decorate/run the Activities Midway booth.

7/13: We now have extra caving office keys for new tripleaders. If you become/are a tripleader and have not received one, email truchane@mit.edu.

7/5: The ropes cabinet has been gone through and labeled. All ropes have a color on the ends that correspond to their lengths. The key is hanging on the ropes cabinet door.

Cave Quotes

"What is this knot, and why does it exist???" ~truchane, Selleck's Karst Preserve

"This is wet. And terrifying. Why do I love this?" ~ejporter, Bensons

"I had an existential crisis. Am I a human or a worm?!?" ~feroz, Bensons New Dig

"This is the part I don't like about caving...confined spaces." ~tristanh, Bensons

"Why would I want to go into a hole that leads to nowhere? ...oh wait that;s what all of this is." ~mayalk, Bensons

"So what do I do with my body now?" ~amigdal, Clarksville Thook Entrance

"If you can't find the path, lower your standards." ~mayalk, Finding Xanathu

"I feel like I'm being born." ~maristep, Morris wet pinch

How to Get Involved

The MIT Caving Club is open to all members of the MIT and surrounding community. To subscribe to our mailing list, either add yourself to caving-discuss@mit.edu on Webmoira or email caving-officers@mit.edu. We announce all trips and events there.

Please contact caving-officers@mit.edu with any questions or concerns.

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