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Cave rescue in the Morca cave system in Turkey

On Saturday, the 2nd of September ECRA got a call, that a member of an expedition, which is actually exploring the Morca cave system in Turkey fell ill in the cave. He had severe gastric pain and this happened at…

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Morca Rescue Fundraiser for Mark Dickey

A 40-year-old American speleologist, Mark Dickey, fell ill during an international expedition exploring the Morca cave in the south of Turkey. He has gastrointestinal bleeding and when the report was received, he was clearly unable to leave the approximately 1,000-meter…

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2023 – Second Circular

Introduction The 16th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Mira de Aire, Municipality of Porto de Mós, Maciço Calcário Estremenho, Portugal from October 12th till 15th 2023. Pre-Meeting from October 11th till 12th 2023. This meeting is organized by the Portuguese…

Mike Meredith at the Benerat Caverns bivvy – Mulu ’84

Mike Meredith

Mike Meredith, 79, was found dead at his house in Kuching, Sarawak, on the morning of Wednesday 11th January 2023. Mike was born on the 19th. July 1943 in Hereford.  At the age of 11 he obtained a Scholarship to Monmouth School,…

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European Cave Rescue Meeting 2023 – First Circular

Introduction The 16th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Mira de Aire, Municipality of Porto de Mós, Maciço Calcário Estremenho, Portugal from October 12th till 15th 2023. Pre-Meeting from October 11th till 12th 2023. This meeting…

Cavers to cavers: How to help victims of the earthquake

A massive earthquake devastated huge parts of Turkey and Syria, killing and injuring thousands of people and leading to what could be a major humanitarian disaster. Teams of cavers and cave rescuers form the Turkish Cave Rescue and Turkish Speleological Federation are…

Caving incident in UK

Incident 91/2022 – 01/12/22 – 13:24 Having descended through Lower Long Churn into Alum Pot, a caver (m, 38) fell a distance of up to 5 or 6 m from the bottom pitch, sustaining suspected injuries to ankle, femur, lower…

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European Cave Rescue Meeting 2022 – Third Circular

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2022, 28.09 – 02.10.2022, Rudice, Moravian karst, Czech Republic Introduction The 15th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Rudice, Moravian Karst, Czech Republic from September 29th till October 2nd, 2022. Pre-Meeting from…

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2022 – Second Circular

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2022, 28.09 – 02.10.2022, Rudice, Moravian karst, Czech Republic Introduction The 15th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Rudice, Moravian Karst, Czech Republic from September 29th till October 2nd, 2022. Pre-Meeting from…

Founding general assembly of ECRA

ECRA turns ten! 

Twelfth of May 2012 is the date of the founding general assembly of ECRA, which was held in Castellnuove Garfagnana, Toskany, Italy. Seven initial members founded ECRA: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico  (The National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps…