Caving Resume

Rand Pipp Caving Resume

Rand Pipp has explored, surveyed and mapped hundreds of caves over the last two decades. He has been a mountaineer, adventurer and expedition leader for over 40 years.

Caving at first was an extension of Rand’s expedition lifestyle and soon became the core.  Rand first became interested in caving after reading an article on Lechuguilla Cave in National Geographic. Rand was a force in recreating the San Diego chapter of the National Speleological Society in the early 90’s and sat on that board for many years.  To add value to Lechuguilla, he studied cartography under Carol Vesely and was an ‘A’ listed cartographer for Lechuguilla by the end of his first trip.  Having been in Lechuguilla for many trips over the last two decades, Rand has sketched thousands of feet of passage with quality data, graphic detail & notes.

Rand has caved and surveyed on four continents. Rand is extremely conscious of conservation, is safety-minded and a strong team player.  He has extensive vertical experience and is American Red Cross Standard First Aid certified and has done many conservation trips for various park services including Lincoln and Carlsbad.

Caver: (i.e. USA, Mexico, Panama, Croatia, France, Spain, New Zealand, Bhutan, China)

  • Lechuguilla

    Pipp Caving On Rope
    Dropping into virgin passage
  • Deep
  • Pink Panther
  • Pink Dragon
  • Pink Palette
  • Damn
  • Hidden
  • Three Fingers
  • Cave of the Madonna
  • Hell Below
  • Virgin (blowing)
  • Sentinel
  • Cottonwood
  • Parks Ranch
  • Table Top
  • Oynx
  • BellsNot everyone caving gets out alive
  • Pit
  • Pinnacles
  • Half Moon
  • Columns
  • White Chief
  • Cirque
  • Winding Stair
  • Pack Saddle
  • Lilburn
  • El Cajon

    Cave Cartography
    In cave sketch prior to digitaization
  • Crystal Sequoia
  • Lost Soldiers
  • Church
  • Winding Stair
  • Midnight Creek
  • Christmas Tree
  • Shield
  • Palmer’s
  • Alligator
  • Cuevos Huevos
  • Cuevo Tres Pisos
  • Tigers Nest

Caving Skills:

  • Conservation: speaker, project leader, participant federal and state projects
  • Cartography: speaker, has mapped tens of miles of passage and “A” listed sketcher in Lechuguilla.
  • Trip Leading: lead hundreds of trips
  • Climbing and Single Rope Instruction: taught hundreds of people single rope technique for caving and climbing
  • Discovery
  • Orienteering / Navigation

    Rand Pipp Caving
    Pipp Surveying
  • Trekking
  • Kayak and cave river running
  • First Aid
  • Photography / Videography
  • Multiple weeks under ground

Other Skills and Experience:

Mountaineer (ie: Kilimanjaro, Rainier, Whitney,…)

Racer (i.e. 2nd place Team Nike in 300 mile Eco Challenge, ultra-marathons, marathons and half marathons…)

Sailor (i.e. Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf Mexico, Caribbean, Mediterranean, solo sailed 56’ ketch three years, partner sailed 44′ Catamaran 3+ years and over 40,000 miles, 15,000 blue water miles)

Skier (i.e. USA, Europe, Canada, New Zealand,…)

Surfer (i.e. California, Florida, Tortola, St. Barts, St. Marteen, France, Australia, Costa Rica,…)

River Rafter / Kayaker (i.e. California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah,…)

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