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Klic Globin 2018

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Feb
24

2018: The Klic Globin 2018 expedition by ICCC and JSPDT, intent on exploring deep leads in Primadona within the Tolminski Migovec Cave system, now 41.9 km long. A camp was set up, facilitating explorations to depths to -770 m in Primadona. Digging Coincidence Cave exposed a promising potential lower entrance. 2.6 km of new cave surveyed.

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Matienzo 2018

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Oct
17

2018: In 48 years nearly 400 km of passage has been found in Matienzo, northern Spain, by the expedition. In 2018 the aim was to find new caves and to extend existing caves to help link some existing systems together. Fifty cavers took part, surveying almost 6 km of new passage and adding 168 new sites.

Read a summary of this year’s results

EAGRE 18

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Sep
12

2018: EAGRE18 aimed to explore caves on the Wegener Halvø peninsula of East Greenland and, where available, collect cave sediments for palaeoclimate research. The environmentally-friendlier approach involved a return sailing trip from Iceland to Greenland. After 20 km of hiking, and with the help of drones, the majority of cave leads were discovered.

Find out more on the ‘caves’ of Wegener Halvø

Peña Colorada 2018

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Aug
28

2018: Cueva de al Peña Colorada is believed to be connected to ‘Sistema Huaulta’, the deepest cave in the Western Hemisphere. 34 years after it was last explored by Bill Stone in 1984, a team of 25 caver divers returned 1.4 km underwater to Sump 7 to continue the exploration.

Did they find the elusive connection?

Pozo Azul 2017

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Apr
3

2017: A 7 day camp was made, with an interim camp in Tipperary. The main camp was beyond Sump 3 around 8 km from the entrance. From this camp several trips were required to transport kit for a dive in S6. This sump was explored for a further 140 m to an unexpected depth of 40 m where equipment issues prevented further progress.

Read more on this cave diving exped in Spain

Tresviso 2017

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Aug
20

2017: Tresviso 2017 focused exploration in the Cueva del Nacimiento in the Urdon Gorge (Tresviso, Cantabria). Avens at the back end were climbed, increasing the height to +534 m from the entrance, and with more leads identified. Sump 2 in Cueva del Marniosa was dived, with dry stream passage found beyond.

Read more on this year’s accomplishments

Expedition insurance

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Jun
19

Cavers travelling abroad on expedition have had many concerns regarding their travel insurance – is cave exploration covered? Will the insurer actually pay out?
The BCA have been working hard on behalf of their members to solve this problem and are pleased to announce the launch of BCA Member Caving Cover.
Find more details and get a quote online at: https://www.bcacavingcover.co.uk

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