YEAR BY YEAR
- Kim De Bie is born..., yes the "juniors" are becoming
"family men" and are starting to raise families.
In the forthcoming years, lot's of babies will be born and as a
result our holidays will get a very "familiar"
- Just for fun (or was is for training?), Avalon undertakes a 60
kilometre pilgrimage to Scherpenheuvel. We do it the
adventurous way, following small tracks exclusively, and crossing
the river "Demer" with a small caving rubber
- We count 43 activities in België and visit 28 different
- But we keep on loosing members, as we evolve from youngsters
into adolescents: we now have less than 20 members.
- We search, dig, prospect nearly every week, without neglecting
the "classic" caving however.
- A very tough dig at the most extreme part of the Chawresse-cave
results in a very small continuation, l'Appendice...(20 m long).
- In Trou sans Nom (Durbuy) we empty a sump, find a continuation,
but unfortunately we are not the first ones here..
- Nearly by hasard we discover an important continuation (+200m)
in one of Belgium's most visited caves, the Trou d'Haquin!
- We go caving in the Meuse, in the Doubs and for the first time
also in the French Ardèche dept. We make an unforgetable
through-trip from Aven Despeysse to St-Marcel d'Ardèche, maybe
the last one ever done since the cave is being turned into a
showcave. We celebrate New Year also in the French Doubs, camping
while it freezes -20 degrees Celsius.
- Again we go caving in Yorkshire (Engeland)
- A three week holiday in the Vercors, where we bottom several
classic caves (Gournier, Trisou, Bournillon, Vincent etc...) and
have great fun going down the 700 m deep Canyon des Ecouges.
- Beautiful through-trip of the Réseau du Verneau, in France,
with its 9 kilometres one of the longest and most notorious in