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9th European Cave Rescue Meeting 2015

9th European Cave Rescue Meeting 2015 is going to take place in Mescek haza, Hungary between 2nd – 4th October 2015. Organizer is Magyar Barlangi Mentőszolgálat on a behalf of European Cave Rescue Association Topics: Bad and toxic air in…

Gyorgy Denes

Tribute to Dr. Gyorgy Denes

Tribute to Dr. Gyorgy DENES who was father of Hungarian speleologists, prominent character of speleology in 20th century honorary president of Hungarian Speleological Society, establisher of Hungarian Cave Rescue Service, honorary president of UIS Cave Rescue Commission died at 3…

European Cave Rescue Meeting – Medical conference

Trieste 24/25 October 2014 In Trieste, Italy, this October, for the 8th time in a row the meeting of European Cave Rescue Association was held. Again there has been a “meeting inside the meeting” where group of medical personel gethered…

Cave Rescue Jack Daniels Cave

Salzburg (14.08.2014, Markus Auer) Cave Rescue Jack Daniels Cave on going in Austria Bleikogel (Tennengebirge), Broken leg (polish guy), 250 m deep. Entrance: 2100m height not optimal weather conditions for helicopter flights. More Info in German:

Rescue in Riesending Cave

Successful Rescue from the Riesending Cave

Munich, Marktschellenberg (June 19th 2014 11:44). After 11 days 10 hours 14 minutes, a total of 274 hours Johann Westhauser was today successfully rescued from the “Riesending” cave in 1000m depth. “This operation was only possible because the best of the…

Location map, source Bild.de and ARGE Bad Cannstatt eV

Cave rescue in the Riesending Cave – next steps

Munich, Marktschellenberg (June 10, 2014 10h). Good news from the cave, the injured party is doing better, he can move and stand up. This will facilitate the rescue, because he can help. The operations management “cave” was taken over by…

Cave rescue in the Riesending Cave (Update)

Munich, Marktschellenberg (09/06/14 10h). The rescue operation is slow and difficult. There is need for more experienced cave rescue specialists. The offer of support of the Italian Cave Rescue has not yet been adopted. Instead, now Swiss cave rescuers were…

The Riesending Cave

Cave rescue in the Riesending Cave on the Untersberg mountain

Munich, Markt Schellenberg, Unterberg, district of Berchtesgaden (June 8th, 21h). On Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 13:35 clock, an emergency call in the rescue coordination center Traunstein. An accident had happened in the Riesending Cave (BigTthing) in the Untersberg mountain.…

Rajko Bračič

In memorial of Rajko Bračič (1964-2013)

On Sunday morning (3.11.2013) we were shocked by the news of the early death of Rajko Bračič, chairman of the Cave Rescue Service of Slovenia (2010 – present). Surprise and sadness were the emotions shown amongst those who knew and…