26. Backtracking attempts
Despite the threats she would receive from the government in the future, this Russian photoblogger was now at much greater risk. Finally, it was time to give up the search. There was not enough room to move. Some passages were flooded almost to the ceiling of the mine shaft.
It was impossible to tell which stones they could slip under the dirty, icy water. Some tunnels would require a pickaxe to get through. Lana and her companion came to the conclusion that there was no point in moving forward. The story of the mine would have to be told only by what they had found so far.