Spelunking in the Philippines: Capisaan Caves of Nueva Vizcaya

3 REASONS WHY CAVING IS GOOD FOR TEAM BUILDING

Extreme sports and adventures are good ways to fuel better dynamics within the home, classroom, organization, office or among a group of friends. Spelunking, exploring caves, can do miracles to your team work.

1. IT PRODUCES POSITIVE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFECTS

On trips like this, a different kind of energy is formed. The planning and execution creates bonding moments for all members. You get to know one another better along the way.

Also, an adventure like this demands your body to move. Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy and happy people just don’t shoot their husband, or boss, or teacher or friend.

Adrenaline kicks in once you enter the cave. You go through various rocks and water courses, with different levels of difficulties. As you progress along the route, your brain learns to stay calm when passing through dangerous areas.

This helps your team solve problems and manage stressful scenarios in the future.

2. CAVING FORCES YOU TO  STICK TOGETHER

The dark and enclosed spaces, compel everybody to follow a line and help each other out. You need to hold hands at times and make sure no one drowns in the gushing water or gets stuck between stalagmites.

Once you get out of the cave, you’ll be surprised to notice that you love your team a little bit more than before.

This understanding of each other will increase productivity and make working together easier in the future.

3. YOU GET BRAGGING RIGHTS

Not only do you go home with amazing photos, but you get to tell others about the natural wonders of stalactites and helictites.

Coming out of the cave alive and together, gives everybody a sense of achievement. You come out from darkness into light a different person – a little bit wiser and more mature.

You can boast about your scratches here and there not because you made it out on your own, but because you know that inside that cave, somebody offered you a helping hand, somebody cheered for you when you were having a hard time and somebody made sure you were not gonna die.

In the future you’ll see yourself being kinder to nature and to people around you.

The Capisaan Cave

The Lion-Alayan cave system is located in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya. It stretches through the Barangays (villages) of Capisaan and Alayan. It is the fifth longest cave system in the Philippines with the last survey record of 4.2 kilometers.

It is known and recognized as a Geologist’s and caver’s paradise because of the varying rare formations inside.

So the next time you want your group to love each other a little bit more, try spelunking.

Watch in 60 seconds how our team enjoyed this experience…

Big thanks to Sir Jessie Pasamonte and The Capisaan Caves and Tour Guides Association. Contact them for more information about the tour.

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