EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

SpeleoPhilippines 2016

Session code: OE2

Oral / Exploration, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr Henry Bennett


Six weeks before the planned return to our remote camp in the jungle, the local terrorists kill six policemen a kilometer from our destination. Ironic since we are on the edge of civilization camped on an old logging track.

With a strong team rearing to go an alternative location was arranged at short notice with a lot of help from our local team. Hear about massive caving potential, pollution, international communication issues, cancelled wedding invites (when the terrorists turn up in our village) and how to organise a village party.

We return next year to huge river cave with open leads.

Caving - it's more fun on the Philippines - even when it's over 40 degrees every day.


Long term Bristol Exploration Club member with over 7 months caving experience in the Philippines.


Working with the Philippines Speleogical Society Inc, Gaia Exploration Club and Sierra Madre Outdoor Club.