EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

PESH (Proyecto Espeleologico Sistema Huautla), the project in Mexico's deepest cave

Session code: OE28

Oral / Exploration, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr Andy Chapman


PESH was launched following the historic 2013 British-led expedition to Sistema Huautla organized by Chris Jewell. PESH co-leaders Bill Steele and Tommy Shifflett joined that expedition and decided to organize PESH to conduct annual expeditions for a decade. Their 2016 expedition was the third of those. The presentation will cover what's been done so far and give a summary on 50 years of caving in the Huautla area.


Andy Chapman has been involved in expeditions throughout the world, including Abkhazia, Albania, East Timor and Mexico. He joined the PESH expedition in 2015 and 2016, helping to explore the Huautla system in Oaxaca, Mexico, a system he considers to be one the best in the world.


Attached photos by Chris Higgins. Used with permission.