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CLUBLIFE: a very active year!
- 78 activities in Belgium (an all time record), 23 foreign caves

- a video amateur, Rik, joins the club.

BELGIUM
Annette takes a fresh dive in Trou de la Loutre (Otter Hole), where we soon discover another 50 metres of newl passages- We visit at least 20 classic caves.

- But our biggest occupation is the exploration and survey of the Grotte des Emotions.  We discover another 500 m. (the caves now measures 1800m), but lot a lot of fuzz and paperwork with the landowner, Walloon government and the city,  spoil our pleasure quite a bit. 

- We continue for many a weekend in the Weron-Dellieux System, and in the Trou de l'Eglise (The Great Escape ... do you recall?).

- We continue in the dig that we began in 1989 in the "Abime de la Chawresse" and quickly find the way on: 150m of new passage, called "Réseau des Anversois" .

- In the Dellieux,  Annette and me (=Paul) climb out a 31 metres high aven.  It is probably the biggest artifical climb ever made in the country. 
 

FOREIGN CAVESWe are preparing the dinghies for the Cueto-Coventosa trip
- Some caving in the French Meuse, 10-days in the Hérault (with "Pas de Madame" cave, a tough one) and a week of "potholing" in Yorkshire, U.K. 

- Summer holiday in Spain (Cantabria) where we make the 800m deep Sima Cueta to Coventosa through-trip.  It is a splendid trip, that we do in a record speed since the cave is in flood and we want to get out as fast as we can.  We also do some other through-trips, and visit the Torca del Carlista, featuring one of the world's biggest underground rooms (500m. x 150 m.)


OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

- Herman Jorens builds (following John Hey's design) a caveradio which allows us speech-communication through hundreds of metres of pure rock.  

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