The Riesending cave on Untersberg mountain is the largest cave of Germany, being currently 21.3 km long and 1149 m deep. After the accident of Johann Westhauser in June 2014 and the difficult rescue that was covered by the media all over the world, meanwhile the exploration of the cave has resumed. Continue reading “Riesending: Das grosse Aufräumen”
The karst of Myanmar is one of the most extensive in Southeast Asia with a very high biodiversity. The Myanmar Cave Documentation Project documented over 10 years about 600 karst objects and 73 km cave passage. Continue reading “Karst and Caves in Myanmar”
In 2010, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Spéléo-Club des Préalpes Fribourgeoises (SCPF), launched itself to conquer the South American abysses of Colombia through the Spéléo Colombia project. Following the discoveries made in 2011 in the El Peñon karst massif, located in the state of Santander, expeditions continued at a steady pace. 10 years later, more than 70 pits and caves have been discovered, explored and mapped in the adjoining massifs of El Peñon, Bolivar, Habana Grande, La Belleza and Florian. The cavities explored are the longest and deepest in Colombia. Their total development reaches 30km, making this region the most important exploration area in Colombia; a real small speleological Eldorado with barely begun potential.