EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

China Caves- A Journey into the Unknown

Session code: OE21

Oral / Exploration, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Miss Catherine Moody


Having had permission for the expedition pulled just a few weeks before departure, the team of British cavers left the UK with no idea of their final destination. This talk tells the story of the journey that followed and gives a flavour for some of the incredible caves that were explored over the three week expedition. From a potentially ruinous setback the team, along with the Karst Institue of Guilin managed to survey over 20km of varied and exciting caves.


In 2015 a young team of British Cavers were all set for a return expedition to Anlong in China. A few weeks before departure however the plug was pulled on permission for Anlong and so they packed their bags and left instead for a journey into the unknown....


Karst Institute of Guilin
China Caves Project