We are shocked by the news that our Christian passed away… that we will not meet him again during a counterweight lift, with a glass of wine talking… We express our sincerest condolences to the family and to you cave
European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021, 11-14 November, Cantabria, Spain Introduction After the cancellation of the 2020 meeting due to Corona, we are again optimistic about the autumn. Our organisation lives very much from personal togetherness. That is why the ECRA
A mountain rescuer from Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (Lake District, UK) was severly injured yesterday (Sunday) after falling 150 meters down the side of Red Screes while rescuing 2 campers, one with chest pains. The mountain rescuer has spinal injuries
On Saturday, 06.02.2021, a 57 year old caver died in the “Mühlbachquellhöhle” in Bavaria/Germany near Dietfurt. This cave has several siphons and is more than 9 km long. (Infos and map on www.muehlbachquellhoehle.de)
Karst terrains cover about 20% of the planet’s land surface. They are best known for caves and spectacularly unusual landscapes. Unfortunately, they are poorly recognized for their great and many values to humanity. They provide: water to about 10% of
A Guide to Planning Virtual Events Dr. George VeniInternational Union of Speleology President For the first time in history, the global speleological community is united in 2021 in a one grand project, the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK).
The General Assembly 2020/21 is going to take place as Online Conference on 28th January 2021, 18:00 UTC (19:00 MEZ, 20:00 EET).This meeting is organized by the ECRA Board. Circular for the Online ECRA General Assembly Introduction Last year was
Dear Colleagues! ECRA board decide to postponed ECRA meeting in Cantabria planed for 13th-15th November in Ramales de la Vitcoria in organization by ESOCAN on a behalf of ECRA. Last night ECRA board had meeting together with Spanish colleagues and
For the Croatian speleologists the summer is the most active exploration period. In July and August are most of the expeditions and many keen cavers participate in these. Moreover, now is the time for complex and often deep and far,
This year’s European Cave Rescue Meeting takes place from 12th-15th November 2020 in North Spain and is organized by our Cantabrian host ESOCAN.