The Huautla Resurgence Project 2016 Expedition, Mexico

By ANDREAS KLOCKER | Southern Tasmanian Caverneers, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia March 2016, and I’m off to Mexico again – the third year in a row. The previous two years I joined the Proyecto Espeleológico Sistema Huautla (PESH), an American-led expedition with the goal of continuing exploration of Sistema Huautla, a 1545m deep and about 75km … Continue reading The Huautla Resurgence Project 2016 Expedition, Mexico

Bunda Cliffs, Nullarbor Plain

By ALAN JACKSON Southern Tasmanian Caverneers | As an arrogant, self-righteous Tasmanian I’ve always been of the opinion that the North Island has nothing to offer me as a caver. I kept a clean sheet for 15 years but am now sorry to report that I’ve blotted my copy book and set foot inside a … Continue reading Bunda Cliffs, Nullarbor Plain

Exploration beyond the sumps of Red Ball Canyon, Sistema Huautla, Mexico

By ANDREAS KLOCKER | Southern Tasmanian Caverneers, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Last year I had the chance of joining an expedition with the aim of extending Sistema Huautla, situated in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Sistema Huautla is one of the largest and deepest cave systems in the world, and probably one of the most beautiful. … Continue reading Exploration beyond the sumps of Red Ball Canyon, Sistema Huautla, Mexico

Growling Swallet: The Niggly Connection Project

Photography: LIZ ROGERS By STEPHEN FORDYCE Background: JF-36 Growling Swallet is a particularly extensive and significant cave in the Junee-Florentine area of Tasmania, and has been known since the time of early European settlement. The cave has a very impressive opening in the form of a slot in a cliff, with a significant creek flowing … Continue reading Growling Swallet: The Niggly Connection Project

Elk River Cave Update

Results from the Second Diving Project in the Murrindal Potholes Eastern Master Cave Photography: LIZ ROGERS PETER FREEMAN VSA | The Murrindal Potholes Reserve, on the hills above the small town of Buchan, is Victoria’s premier cave area. It has always been a fun place — hardly any great caves, but enough quantity of smallish … Continue reading Elk River Cave Update

Zooming through Hang Son Doong

Join Ryan Deboodt as he takes an otherworldly journey through Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, by both ground and air. Filmed near the entrance and the first and second dolines which are 2.5 and 3.5 km inside the cave respectively. There’s much more on his web site You can also find his … Continue reading Zooming through Hang Son Doong

For Your Eyes Only, Junee Cave, Tasmania

JANINE McKINNON STC | For Your Eyes Only (FYEO) is a highly decorated chamber in a cave in Tasmania. It is protected by a 230 m long sump (waterfilled passage). The water temperature is between 4°C and 8°C, visibility in the sump varies between zero and 3 m, and the current can be very high … Continue reading For Your Eyes Only, Junee Cave, Tasmania

Exitravaganza 2013 and 2014

SARAH GILBERT and TONY VENESS STC | During the summers of 2013 and 2014, week-long expeditions were run once again as part of the ongoing Exit Cave Mapping Project at Ida Bay in Southern Tasmania. STC, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), organised these third and … Continue reading Exitravaganza 2013 and 2014

Caving at Altitude in Peru

By ANDY McKENZIE NCC (UK) Photography by GUILLAUME PELLETIER QUEBEC Expedition background In early 2000, Les Oldham, a British geologist and caver living and working in Peru, noted a series of large open shafts in the Yauyos district of southern Peru that were taking the waters flowing out of Lago Pumacocha at the grand old … Continue reading Caving at Altitude in Peru