2014

In 2014 South Wales Caving Club (SWCC) continued exploration in Cueva del Nacimiento and Torca Septrin. The Spanish Interclub collaborative work seperates into two distinct entities; GE Flash & Tracalet commencing new exploration around Samelar and Vaho de Los Lobos and AD KAMI completing derigging of CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre (prior to collaboration with the Tresviso Caves Project in subsequent years)

Tresviso 2014 (SWCC)

Abstract

The 2014 Tresviso expedition was undertaken with collaboration between a number of UK based caving clubs and the Spanish AD KAMI club.

As per previous years the majority of work was concentrated on the resurgence cave of Cueva del Nacimiento, a 12 km cave system with a height gain of over 400m. The catchment of this cave totals 37 km2 and, if linked with known entrances high in the Eastern Massif, would have a potential 1500m+ deep underground traverse.

The main effort was to continue work in the back end of the cave, around the areas known as the “Teeth of Satan” and “Death Race 2000”. A series of steep ramps lead to the highest known points in the cave and a number of leads were investigated.

Summary

The Wet Aven on the Teeth of Satan ramps in Cueva del Nacimiento was finally attempted and although not yet reaching the top of the aven, due to mother nature at work, the lead still holds a lot of promise for discovering a new way into the cave from the Sierra del a Corta.

The Hellsmouth area, also in the Teeth of Satan area has also revealed a number of leads to be revisited.

Torca Septrin, on the Pico del Boro was also revisited and extended by another 200m and -25m depth. This cave could still pay dividends with some prolonged exploration on future trips.

T554 on the Sierra del a Corta was discovered and being one of the deepest caves in that area of the mountain, at -120m, is worthy of another visit.

Members

NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
James CollingsWessex Cave ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Duncan HornbySouth Wales Caving ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Phil WalkerSouth Wales Caving ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Arwel RobertsSouth Bristol Speleological SocietyUK2014Tresviso 2014
Bob ClaySouth Bristol Speleological SocietyUK2014Tresviso 2014
Derek CousinsLancaster University Speleological SocietyUK2014Tresviso 2014
Joe DanielsIndividualUK2014Tresviso 2014
José Alberto Castellanos AlavedraGE FlashESP2014Tresviso 2014
Ben SlackCardiff Hill DiversUK2014Tresviso 2014
Chris JonesCardiff Hill DiversUK2014Tresviso 2014
Jamie WindsorCardiff Hill DiversUK2014Tresviso 2014
Dave PowleslandBradford Pothole ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Michael YoungBradford Pothole ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Thomas LiaBradford Pothole ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014

Thanks also due to Carolyn Ginnevar, Derek Cousins and the people of Tresviso

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Campana Bejes 2014 (AD KAMI)

Abstract

An expedition to finish the de-rigging and removal of all equipment from CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre

Summary

CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre de-rigged and all equipment removed

Members

NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
Antonio Cordero GarcíaAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014
Antonio Velázquez AnguloAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014
Fernando de la Fuente MorenoAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014
José Luis Martín de Loeches LópezAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014

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Bejes 2014 (G.E.FLASH & Tracalet)

Abstract

Exploration of Vaho de Los Lobos

Summary

  • Discovery and exploration of VL-52 to -132m
  • Multiple sites identified in the Vaho de Los Lobos area

Members

NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
Arturo Prieto LópezTracaletESP2014Bejes 2014
Francisco Vaño CataláTracaletESP2014Bejes 2014
José Luis Mollá LópezTracaletESP2014Bejes 2014
Pedro Zaragoza MeleroTracaletESP2014Bejes 2014
Raimon Garcia DomingoTracaletESP2014Bejes 2014
Vicente Martínez MontalarTracaletESP2014Bejes 2014
Alberto Galindo LealGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Cristina Conde DoderoGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Eduardo Tomás MezquidaGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Jorge Mateos de la FuenteGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Jose Luis Cabello BoueGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
José Luis Izquierdo MorenoGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Mª Ángeles González FernándezGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Marta Pérez BlancoGE FlashESP2014Bejes 2014
Antonio Cordero GarcíaAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014
Antonio Velázquez AnguloAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014
Fernando de la Fuente MorenoAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014
José Luis Martín de Loeches LópezAsociación Deportiva KAMIESP2014Campana Bejes 2014

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