Austria Expedition 2016
Session code: OE35
Oral / Exploration, Main EuroSpeleo Conference
Mr Matthew Watson
For 40 years members of the CUCC Austria Expedition have been exploring and mapping the caves of the Loser-Augst Eck plateau. Several large systems have been found, and over the years many have been connected together to form the 114 km long Schwartzmooskogel master cave. This year’s expedition ran from 25th June - 30th July and the aims included camping in Tunnockshacht to push some of our deep leads (-600 m +), extending a recent discovery (Balkonhöhle), and reexploration of some old plateau caves to see whether they can be connected to the main Schwartzmooskogel system.
Active caver with CUCC since 2009 and regular member of the Austria expedition
Members of the expedition past and present, UBSS, ULSA & CUCC