Much of the technique of caving is learned through going caving and each person will tend to develop their own unique caving style to suit the type of caves they frequent and their own physical characteristics (height, weight, strength, etc.). The best way to learn effective and safe caving technique is to go with experienced cavers and pay attention to what they are doing and the
Other passages may be narrow canyons or fissures where «chimneying» is required, using pressure on opposite walls for support as you climb. Still other will be low enough to require crouching, duck-walking, hands and knees crawling or even belly-crawling as the ceiling drops lower. Navigation in a cave is another area where experience is the best teacher. When you first start caving you should always go with someone who is experienced and has been to the cave before. While many caves are relatively simple and difficult to get lost in, you won’t have the advantage of distant landmarks to orient yourself.
Frequently the cave looks completely different when you change directions to exit. It is not uncommon for inexperienced cavers to be found lost quite close to the entrance. It is always good practice to look behind you frequently as you travel so you can recognize the passage as you return.