Category: Overview

Eastern Massif caving expeditions

A little bit of historical context

 I guess the obvious question is why did LUSS and now the SWCC spend most of their summer, grovelling around in the cold and damp caves of the Picos, covered in mud and grit, tired hungry and generally miserable? I’m not going to go into the usual arguments around, exploration, adventure, ‘because it’s there’ etc. but the following post…
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The Plan – from archive (July 4th 2012)

BACKGROUND: The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains 20km inland from the northern coast of Spain, forming a Westerly extension of the Cantabrian Mountains.  It consists of three main areas, the Central, Eastern and Western Massifs.  It was the Eastern Massif that drew the attention of Lancaster University Speleological Society (LUSS) in the…
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