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CLUBLIFE: all activity records were beaten.

- 100 activities in Belgium, 21 abroad, that's an average of 2,3 per weekend!

BELGIUMThe mega-discovery of Bois de Waerimont
- The "Grotte des  Emotions" reaches 2 km. Cave diver Luc Funcken passes the final sump: the cave continues!

- In the "Chantoir Dellieux" we move a few small boulders, at the right spot... it is the beginning of yet another adventure.  An important part, totaling 615 m in length and 80 m in depth is found: the "Réseau de la Topo Foutue".  The Weron-Dellieux System nows reaches 3600 m. in total length.

- Numerous weekends are spent in the Chawresse cave, in one of our digs called "the Bolero".  It yields only 30 metres of cave. 

- A fruitful cooperation is started with two members of caving club Persephone.  Together we continue their exploration of a new part in the "Grotte du Bois de Waerimont".  The very last day of the year, we discover hundreds of metres of beatifully decorated rooms and galleries: the "Réseau du Nouvel An".

FOREIGN CAVING
Talking with a caving monument: André Lachambre- Unforgettable week in the French Pyrenees, where we visit the most beautiful cave in France; the 32 km long "Réseau Lachambre". We also ascend the Mont Canigou (2784 m).

- We go caving in the french Doubs (Montaigu, -385 m) and we stay 10 days in the french Herault (Aven du Grelot, Garrel etc.).

- Summer holidays: 3 weeks in the Pierre-St-Martin area; where (for the first time) we go "exploring" new caves.  We continue the exploration of two known caves: the 711 m deep Anialarra System (Pozo Estella), and the Gouffre Gaspi (-285m).  Near the end of our stay, we discover a new cave with a gigantic pitch; the Pozo de los Ninos (AN506).  We just have the time to make one short trip; going down this new big pitch will be something for next year.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
-member Guy Van Rentergem builts a miniature video-camera that allows us to peep into very small holes (in caves I mean!)

- The Avalon Internet site sees the light and soon becomes one of the most visited Belgian sites.  It offrers hundreds of page sof information, and this in two languages (Dutch & English).

 
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