YEAR BY YEAR
Nothing worth mentioning; still an average of two activities per week, no
financial worries, enough members…
- Again most of our time was invested in the ongoing exploration of Bois
de Waerimont. In the springtime, we discovered a very big
continuation there, Réseau du Printemps, in which we made 30 long and difficult
trips which resulted in a total length of 1800 meters. To
explore the most remote parts of this network, an average trip takes at least
- But we also worked a lot in other Belgian caves such as Chawresse where we continued our resurveying project, and Grotte des Emotions
where we continued our dig near the terminal sump ("Zwijnegat").
- Worth mentioning: in Belgiums’
most difficult cave, a bunch of crazy members made the first double
through-trip Weron-Dellieux-Weron (in only 7
hours); it is quite certain that this self-torture will not soon be repeated.
an important discovery during our exploration in the Spanish Anialarra mountains: Pozo Ibarra, a vertical cave that we could even connect with the Anialarra Cave System.
Pozo Ibarra becomes the 4th
entrance to the cave system. The cave features a giant shaft, The Extremist which is a 222
- Of course we
did many “classic caves” during our traditional long weekends in
the French Doubs.
But we also did some deep and difficult caves: in the Vaucluse we bottomed Trou
Souffleur, 600m deep, in a record-time; and at
the Pierre-St-Martin a few of our members bottomed Couey
Lotge, also 600m deep.