Mageni Cave was explored to 7.2 km over 10 days. One night at dusk, I was on the main rope, climbing back up to our jungle camp overlooking the Iso gorge, when I decided to pause for a moment and take in the scenery and be at one with this beautiful landscape. As I did, this dark creature appeared in the distance flying towards me. It got closer and closer. It’s wings flapping in a slow deliberate motion. It passed just above head height and in that moment, I realised it was giant flying fox. It’s wingspan was huge. On another occasion, I was once again climbing this rope, when I heard an almighty rumble in the distance. I looked up the valley and could see the trees shaking violently. The shaking trees moved closer and closer towards me, just like a Mexican wave. By now, after three months living in the jungle situated on the ring of fire, I was quite used to earthquakes. This one was a bit different because I was free hanging on a rope and as the wave passed beneath me, I had the funny sensation of being swung around several hundred meters above the valley floor. I’m glad the tree that the rope was tied around didn’t fall down.