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Three explorers from Poland rescued from Lamprechtsofenhöhle

All three persons are well / Rescue forces worked hand in hand / Rescued persons thanked helpers Salzburger Landeskorrespondenz, February 18, 2022 (LK) The three researchers trapped since yesterday evening were able to leave the Lamprechtsofenhöhle today around 7 pm…

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European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021 – Third Circular

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021, 11-14 November, Cantabria, Spain The European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Ramales de la Victoria, Alto Asón, Cantabria / Spain from 11th to 14th November 2021. Pre-Meeting from 10th to 11th…

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Major rescue ongoing in Wales

A rescue operation is under way after a man fell and was injured while caving in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave system near Penwyllt, Powys, on Saturday (6th of November). The system is Britain’s third longest, second longest in Wales…

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European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021 – Second Circular

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021, 11-14 November, Cantabria, Spain The European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Ramales de la Victoria, Alto Asón, Cantabria / Spain from 11th to 14th November 2021. Pre-Meeting from 10th to 11th…

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In memory: Christian Dodelin

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…

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European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021 – First Circular

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…

Rescuer suffers life-changing injuries

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…

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Accident in german water-cave with tragic end

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)
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Opening of the international year of caves and karst

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…

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Welcome to the International Year of Caves and Karst!

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).…