Tag: andara

Tresviso 2022 Diving

Two excellent videos from the diving undertaken by Chris Jewell, on this years’ expedition:

Tresviso 2022 Summary

The Tresviso 2022 expedition just returned from Spain a few weeks back. A very busy and successful trip which left little time for updating the blog (again). The following is a summary and the full report will follow shortly. Overview:The 2022 expedition was to continue with ongoing exploration in Andara (Eastern Massif) of the Picos…
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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 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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My first trip to Andara.. (Part One)

I first visited the Eastern Massif (or Andara) region of the Picos de Europa in 1996, as part of a small Lancaster University Speleological Society (LUSS) expedition. LUSS’s heyday had long since waned, but a very small contingent of students (and ex-students) were keeping the club going during term time and trying desperately to kick…
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Sponsors 2017

Many thanks to the following, who have provided sponsorship to the 2017 expedition via money or equipment:

Monday 1st May 2017

The Death Race Camp is now ready for the July expedition, the first group to arrive should be able to cave in with minimal equipment and get cracking on the leads at the back end.  Successful trip

Sunday 30th April 2017 – Cueva del Nacimiento

A surprisingly comfortable nights sleep was had by everyone, the new sleeping bags, although cheap, proving to work quite well.  The temperature of the chamber was around 7 degrees all night, which helps.  A lot warmer than other camps in the cave. Over muesli some debate was had on whether to explore a bit of…
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Saturday 29th April 2017 – Cueva del Nacimiento

A leisurely morning was spent packing, avoiding leaving and, for some, three breakfasts.  Eventually everything was packed and excuses had run out.  The 500m descent down the gorge was its usual enjoyable self but due to the time of year a lot less tree cover, meaning we could see a lot more of the cliff…
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