Category: Andara

Eastern Massif caving expeditions

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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Torca del Oso Caido (Fallen Bear)

On the northern slope of Samelar is an area called Brañaredonda, where Torca del Oso Caido or Fallen Bear is located.  In the 70’s LUSS explored down the main pitch and discovered a few smaller pitches before leaving the cave to explore elsewhere.  AD KAMI revisited the cave in the 90’s and allegedly moved a…
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Quick Updates

More details to follow but a quick taster Cueva del Nacimiento – new height reached at back end of cave Fallen Bear – new leads discovered Torca de la Carneros – possible leads on hill above Tresviso Cueva de la Marniosa – Sump 2 (previously undived) passed last night…   Oh and Pozo Castillo –…
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Searching for new caves on La Mesa

A total of six caves found with four of them believed to have never have been descended. The two previously we believe that have previously been descended included Rotten Sheep Cave and the unnamed ‘Sheep Skull Cave’. The first cave found during the prospecting trip was a small chamber (4m x 4m x 3m) entered…
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Pozo Castillo / Segura

Thursday 13th July Chris and Hannah required a dry way into Segura. Phil responded by rigging a few pitches down Pozo Castillo. Pyro lead us to the start of the ropes from the previous trip. There was a snow plug. We went down it. A few blind pots and cold feet later and a sump was located. Time to…
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My first trip to Andara.. (Part One)

I first visited the Eastern Massif (or Andara) region of the Picos de Europa in 1996, as part of a small Lancaster University Speleological Society (LUSS) expedition. LUSS’s heyday had long since waned, but a very small contingent of students (and ex-students) were keeping the club going during term time and trying desperately to kick…
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Sponsors 2017

Many thanks to the following, who have provided sponsorship to the 2017 expedition via money or equipment:

Monday 1st May 2017

The Death Race Camp is now ready for the July expedition, the first group to arrive should be able to cave in with minimal equipment and get cracking on the leads at the back end.  Successful trip

Weather

Forgetting what time of year we are going this weekend, I’ve packed sunglasses and shorts….

Tresviso 2017 – the May Bank warm up

Over the weekend of 28th April to 2nd May, a team of 5 cavers are going out to Tresviso with the brave (or foolhardy) plan to set up the Death Race 2000 underground camps, ready for the summer trip. Over recent years the time and effort spent getting people and equipment to the furthest reaches…
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