3rd – 9th August 2019


The Sägistal is a karst area in the Alpine mountains on an altitude between 1900 and 2400 m. More than 400, mainly smaller, caves are known; the largest objects are mostly shaft caves, with lengths up to 2500 m and depths up to 490 m. The focus of the annual summer research is advanced exploration of the larger caves Oberländer, Chessiloch, Holländer, St. Orestloch and Alpvogtloch as well as further systematic prospection of the Schränni.


Norbert Marwan


Accommodation and base camp is part of a cattle barn not far from Lake Brienz (2’641’335/1’170’265), which we can use for the time of the camp.


  • Fit for mountains and caves
  • Very safe in single rope technique (SRT)
  • Very safe and experienced in surveying caves
  • Team-player

Journey to the area

Joint trip will be organised shortly before the camp begins.

Accommodation and meals

  • Barn with lots of space, little comfort (wooden floor, possibly hay)
  • You must bring your own sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
  • Cooking together on a petrol stove. Food will be provided including dinner on arrival day until lunch on departure day (according to your registration).


  • Mountain and rain gear
  • Personal caving equipment
  • Sleeping mat and sleeping bag
  • Crockery and technical equipment are provided (on a simple basis)


Estimated costs per day and person: CHF 15 (depends on the number of participants and costs for material transport); exact costs calculation will be made after the camp.

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