Why we had to visit Serbia...
The next morning as the tent began to overheat in the morning sun, we crawled out to see who our visitors were. Everybody was up and dressing themselves in 7mm diving suits, including hoods, boots and gloves. They were then taping up the seals with duct tape and organising lots of other safety equipment like ropes, caribeaners, knife, first aid, food, head lights and a video camera. Assuming that they too were planning on heading into the canyon, we thought it all looked a little excessive given the climate.
It emerged that the group were from Serbia and one of the adventurers, who was a journalist, had been asked to capture some extreme sports footage for a Sony camera advertisement. We asked a little about the canyon, they told us that the trail they were following would run for 3 km's before they exit the canyon, but that it continued for another 2 km's before it opened out into daylight again. The group of Serbians headed off an hour of so ahead of us.
Back at camp everybody was buzzing. Our new friends still could not get over us in a bikini and board shorts! We hit it off with the group and of course were particularly grateful to them all. The following day they were off on another expedition, to attack the highest mountain in Montenegro, Bobotov Kuk and they asked if we would like to join them, of course we jumped at the chance. Having formed a particularly special bond with this group, we have always vowed that we would visit them in Serbia one day and this was to be it..