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.
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.
|James Collings||Wessex Cave Club||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Duncan Hornby||South Wales Caving Club||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Phil Walker||South Wales Caving Club||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Arwel Roberts||South Bristol Speleological Society||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Bob Clay||South Bristol Speleological Society||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Derek Cousins||Lancaster University Speleological Society||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Joe Daniels||Individual||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|José Alberto Castellanos Alavedra||GE Flash||ESP||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Ben Slack||Cardiff Hill Divers||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Chris Jones||Cardiff Hill Divers||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Jamie Windsor||Cardiff Hill Divers||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Dave Powlesland||Bradford Pothole Club||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Michael Young||Bradford Pothole Club||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
|Thomas Lia||Bradford Pothole Club||UK||2014||Tresviso 2014|
Thanks also due to Carolyn Ginnevar, Derek Cousins and the people of Tresviso
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