For six years a group of New Zealand cavers tried to find a way through the remote Ironstone cave system in the remote wilderness of New Zealand’s South Island.
Sam Thompson heralds from Melbourne Australia, where he works as an engineer in the development of optimisation software for the rail industry. When not scheduling the ideal route for an underground rail network, Sam will more often than not be outdoors behind a camera. Sam has a particular interest in ice climbing, canyoning and caving and is a regular contributor to several Australian and New Zealand adventure publications.
While studying for a Masters of Science (mathematics and statistics) at Melbourne University, Sam was actively involved in the Melbourne University Mountaineering Club, spearheading snow sports activities for the club. Since finishing his studies, Sam is now an active volunteer member of Victoria Alpine Search and Rescue and Victorian Search and Rescue.