Category: Andara

Things to do in a Pandemic (part 1)

With no expedition in 2020 I was left with plenty of time to go through reams and reams of data, surveys and photos from the past 10 years of the expedition. About 10 years ago on one of the expeditions I took a small video camera, with the intention of creating a video log of…
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2019 Summary

A distinct lack of enthusiasm from people for writing up the expedition….. A post trip summary follows: The Tresviso expedition returned back to the UK last week and the following is a brief summary: Cueva del Nacimiento – Parting Friends In the entrance series of Nacimiento is an area called the Road to Wigan Pier…
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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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Silvestre Pot (Sobra Valley)

An early start was arranged, which would normally mean an early night. 2am was the actual bedtime for most on the trip. The agreed start time of 9am was fairly well stuck to and saw us at the cave by 9.45am. Upon arrival at the track, AG decided to put his caving kit on and…
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Practice Pot (IM2) Cueva Donga (AS 1) & de Silvestre (KJ1)   

By Stu Coxon  We left the hostel with the intention and kit to look at the tight section in Cueva Donga and hopefully enlarge it. Our secondary objective was to have a look at the pitch in the entrance of what is now known as Practice Pot. Alistair and Dreads went over to Practice Pot…
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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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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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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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