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Cueva del Marniosa – Upstream avens (Part 2)

by Dan Workman The planned trip as of Monday eve was Sam and I to continue the climbing whilst Dave and Derek resurveyed the upstream passage behind us. However, in the morning Derek was not feeling up for caving and we were reduced to a group of three. We set off slightly later than planned…
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Cueva del Marniosa – Upstream Avens (Part 1)

by Sam Deeley Having been driven down to the entrance by Joe, we entered the cave at 1300. Bob and Dave led the way to the streamway, after which we split into two parties. Following the directions of Dave, specifically details of the climb over a calcite flow, we reached the first boulder choke. Quickly,…
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Cueva del Marniosa – Sump 2 push         

   Josh Bratchley, Rob Middleton, Joe Daniels, Arwel Roberts A late start saw us in the cave not long after 13:00 (much better via Land Rover) and good progress was made down the entrance series to the 1st Pitch in the downstream passages where we’d left our 3 bags of cylinders the day before. Here…
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Pozo Castillo – Snow Plug

By Alistair Gott Castillo, the snow plug “dig” and boulder chocking. I’ve heard a lot about it, after some prospecting on the surface. We kitted up, all were going light just to see what the snow plug and block in the roof looked like. Stories of three previous trips to the snow choke saw the…
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Updates

Pozo del Castillo After 30 years of a blocked snow plug, preventing access to the lower reaches of Castillo, the snow plug has melted.  The previously scary boulder held up by snow, is now held up by air and luck.  A 100 year old winch has now been revealed, and more large scary boulders.  The…
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Verbena a la Antigua en Tresviso

On Saturday 1st September the village of Tresviso is holding a fiesta, including a celebration of the work done by L.U.S.S. and others in regards caving and boost to the local community. Unfortunately the latest 2018 expedition members arrive the day after…..  

Sponsors – 2018

Many thanks to the following, who have provided sponsorship to the 2018 expedition via money, equipment, support or words of encouragement:      

Article on recent expeditions published

The 2018 expedition is now only 4 weeks away. A few red tape problems have now been resolved and everything is set, including last minute equipment orders, turning over the shed looking for old equipment and herding everyone into position. The latest edition of Descent (No 263 – Aug/Sep 2018) includes an article on Tresviso exploration, giving an…
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Tresviso 2018

Expedition Dates 1st September to 15th September 2018 – main expedition dates Objectives The expedition has a number of goals.  The following are a few primary objectives: Cueva del Nacimiento Jurassic World – Terror Firma – multiple avens and climbs, Pina Colada Bypass – a 3-10m rift leads off from the Pina Colada sump. Joe’s…
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2017 Summary

Cueva del Nacimiento – Jurassic World – Terror Firma The ‘final’ aven at the end of the cave was climbed to over 40m, a split in the aven was followed to a new height of 534m above the entrance, but closed down.  The second aven remains unclimbed and is ongoing  Cueva del Nacimiento – Jurassic…
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