2010

Eastern Massif, Picos de Europa, Northern Spain

In 2010 there were three main expeditions to the area; Andara 2010, by SWCC, was a continuation of the small 2009 expedition exploring some of the leads on the Pico Boro. Campana Bejes was continued by the Spanish ‘Interclub’ and S.E.B. Escar commenced some new exploration work in Invernales de Caballar (Asturias).

2010 also saw the start of collaboration between Interclub, specifically AD KAMI, and the UK based expeditions

Andara 2010 (SWCC)

Abstract

A small lightweight expedition with key objectives to; revisit and continue exploration of Cueva del Entre Cuetos, Sierra del a Corta area, locate and examine current limit of exploration in Torca Septrin, Pico del Moro area, locate and examine current limit of exploration in T207, Pico del Moro area, locate and examine current limit of exploration in T69, Sierra del a Corta

Summary

In the short amount of time available for the expedition some interesting and promising leads were revisited and further progress made.

  • The Cueva del Entre Cuetos was extended with 3 new pitches (7m, 8m, and 10m) with the final pitch dropping through an impressive new chamber. The depth of the cave is now around -130m.
  • Torca Septrin was also extended for around another -30m depth, down a series of climbs, and a draft is still evident at the current limit of exploration. The depth of the cave is now around -140m.
  • T207 was re-discovered on the Pico del Moro
  • A number of leads on the Sierra del a Corta were revisited and minor progress was made.

Members

NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
Alberto OrtegaGrupo de Espeleologia GeologicasES2010Tresviso 2010
Bob ClaySouth Bristol Speleological SocietyUK2010Tresviso 2010
Colin BoothroydLancaster University Speleological SocietyUK2010Tresviso 2010
Dave CheckleyLancaster University Speleological SocietyUK2010Tresviso 2010
Derek CousinsLancaster University Speleological SocietyUK2010Tresviso 2010
Duncan HornbySouth Wales Caving ClubUK2010Tresviso 2010
Howard JonesLancaster University Speleological SocietyUK2010Tresviso 2010
Mike BroadSouth Bristol Speleological SocietyUK2010Tresviso 2010
Phil WalkerSouth Wales Caving ClubUK2010Tresviso 2010

Documents & Links

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Andara 2010 1.2 MB 6 downloads

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Picos 2009-2010 24.00 KB 6 downloads

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    Campana Bejes 2010 (Interclub)

    Abstract

    The continuing exploration of CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre.

    Summary

    • Continued exploration of CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre to -803m
    • PB-1 explored to -124m
    • Numerous entrances in the Cueto de los Senderos area documented

    Members

    NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
    Alfredo Moreno RiojaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Angel García FuenteAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Antonio Cordero GarcíaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Antonio Marcos NuezAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Belén Pérez PérezAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Carolina Rodriguez DomingoAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Daniel García GarcíaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    David Durán FernándezAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Fernando de la Fuente MorenoAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Francisco Torrejón LeónAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Guillermo Posada AlbarránAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Jairo Salvador Reina QuintanaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    José Alberto Castellanos AlavedraGE FlashES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    José Fernando Asins MartínAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Pablo Mejina de PolancoAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Pedro Merino MúgicaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Raul Castilla VelaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Raul Pérez LópezAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010
    Rocío Gómez PratAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2010Campana Bejes 2010

    Documents & Links

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    Memorias 2010 3.8 MB 9 downloads

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      La Caballar 2010 (SEB Escar)

      Abstract

      Re-started exploration of Torca La Barga and other caves in the Invernales de Caballar region, to try and understand the hydrological relationship to either the Duje Valley or Cueva del Nacimiento.

      Summary

      • Torca La Barga rigged down to -106m,at the top of the P85, and the upper levels resurveyed
      • Cueva’l H.ou’l Probe (Cueva del Concha Vies) found and rigged to -123m
      • Torca’ l Cazu discovered and bottomed at -26m

      Members

      NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
      Ángel Muñozo OrdoñezSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Carlos Santos SánchezSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Darío Alaiz RodríguezSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Ernesto Carrera CallejaSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Gonzalo Sánchez HerreroSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Israel (Isi) Sánchez SáncheSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Juan Carlos (Río) Riobello AmadorSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Manuel Gegunde RuedaSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      María Herrera MuñozoSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Nacho Montero García-San MiguelSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010
      Pablo Solares VillarSociedad Espeleológica y Barranquista ESCARES2010Caballar 2010

      Documents & Links

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      Sotres – La Caballar 2010 1.7 MB 6 downloads

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      Sotres – La Caballar 2010 2.6 MB 8 downloads

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