The Underground Adventurer - Take the Ultimate Trip Through an Ancient Cornish Tin Mine

4 hours
£50.00 per person
Physical rating
Perfect for individuals, small groups and can be tailored for

What to expect

The Underground Adventurer is one of Cornwall's most exciting adventure experiences and certainly its most unique. Join us for this thrilling vertical trip through an abandoned Cornish tin mine, tucked away in a secret valley in the ancient tin mining district of St. Just in west Cornwall. Journey deep into an ancient tin mine and experience the thrill of underground exploration whilst getting a first-hand insight into how the miners of old lived and worked in these underground spaces. You will cross deep mine shafts and traverse bottomless chasms on this unique experience.

### Itinerary

Using only caving techniques, this is authentic exploration, with no frills or fixed lighting. To successfully travel through this mine we have to cross many deep mine shafts and climb up, down and across the bottomless chasms that the Cornish miners of old excavated over hundreds of years. Don't worry, we are always attached to ropes for safety, but a head for heights is a must, as none of these obstacles can be avoided. We use via ferrata-like installations and even abseiling to move between the levels. As well as providing a bucket-load of adrenalin, this trip gives a fascinating insight to the lives and working conditions of the Cornish miners back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their world really has to be seen to be believed. As well as being fully qualified cave and mine leaders, your instructors are also passionate about Cornish mining heritage and history. So, rest assured that you will get to learn a great deal about what went on 'below grass' in Cornwall throughout its rich mining history.

The minimum age for this trip is 14. A reasonable level of fitness is required but most importantly, a head for heights is a must. From the outset, there are deep shafts and chams to cross, and they cannot be avoided. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR4dWV3a47M to check that this trip is for you. If you are unsure, please give us a call so that we can have a chat about it.

If you are looking for something a little less challenging, then please see our Underground Explorer trip.

Using only caving techniques, this is authentic exploration, with no frills or fixed lighting. To successfully travel through this mine we have to cross many deep mine shafts and climb up, down and across the bottomless chasms that the Cornish miners of old excavated over hundreds of years. Don't worry, we are always attached to ropes for safety, but a head for heights is a must, as none of these obstacles can be avoided. We use via ferrata-like installations and even abseiling to move between the levels. As well as providing a bucket-load of adrenalin, this trip gives a fascinating insight to the lives and working conditions of the Cornish miners back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their world really has to be seen to be believed. As well as being fully qualified cave and mine leaders, your instructors are also passionate about Cornish mining heritage and history. So, rest assured that you will get to learn a great deal about what went on 'below grass' in Cornwall throughout its rich mining history.

The minimum age for this trip is 14. A reasonable level of fitness is required but most importantly, a head for heights is a must. From the outset, there are deep shafts and chams to cross, and they cannot be avoided. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR4dWV3a47M to check that this trip is for you. If you are unsure, please give us a call so that we can have a chat about it.

If you are looking for something a little less challenging, then please see our Underground Explorer trip.

Your accommodation

No accommodation is provided for this activity but there are some places nearby

What's included

Equipment

What to bring

Warm clothing

Some old clothes to wear under the caving suit. There is a chance of getting them slightly wet or muddy, so don't bring your Sunday best!

Food

Some food and drink for after the trip - you may well be hungry and thirsty. The shops, pubs and cafes of St. Just are close by once the trip is over, however.

Drink

Some food and drink for after the trip - you may well be hungry and thirsty. The shops, pubs and cafes of St. Just are close by once the trip is over, however.

Recommended items

Please provide us with the height, build, and shoe size of everyone in your group, to ensure we bring the correct equipment for you.

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