Tag: Tresviso

Tresviso 2022 Expedition Overview

Tresviso 2022  Eastern Massif, Picos de Europa, Northern Spain   1st September 2022– 20th September 2022      Overview & brief history:    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 Western, Central and…
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Tresviso 2021

Despite best efforts the 2021 expedition did take place with continued exploration in the Cueva del Nacimiento cave in the Urdon Gorge (Tresviso, Cantabria).  Expeditions in the previous years have been slowly extending the cave up through the mountain range, with the intention of trying to connect the cave with the known deeper pot holes…
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Through-trip!

Cueva de la Marniosa In the early 1970’s a group of students from Lancaster University Speleological Society (LUSS) touring Northern Spain heard about some caves near Tresviso, Eastern Picos de Europa.  In 1975, their first year visiting caves of Tresviso, they explored upstream, into the Sobra valley and found a crack in the side of…
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The times they are a changin’

by Howard Jones Brief history In the 1970’s LUSS were caving in Northern Spain, inland from Santander. They learned about a village where cheese was made and matured in caves. Nearby a resurgence cave fed a hydroelectricity scheme. Add in some high mountains in the vicinity and it was Xmas for cave explorers. Tresviso was…
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Tresviso 2019

The 2019 expedition is only 5 weeks away. Hopefully some interesting blog posts will be created, but firstly, as per previous years, a bit of a brief overview of expedition: Overview & brief history: The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains 20km inland from the northern coast of Spain, forming a westerly extension…
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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…..  

Cueva de la Marniosa – Terminal Sump 2 dive

Gareth had been having trouble sleeping over the few days previously, possibly due to the heat. This meant going on a push trip to the end of Cueva Marniosa to the Terminal Sump 2 would not be sensible. Josh was still determined to go but was not keen on the idea of a solo trip…
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Cueva de la Marniosa – Further setup

It was decided that an assault on the final Sump 2 would need full cylinders, since the ones currently in the cave had been used to the point where it’d likely not be worth taking them the distance. Since GD decided to have a rest day after the previous days trip had caused much aching,…
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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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