2014

Eastern Massif, Picos de Europa, Northern Spain

In 2014 South Wales Caving Club (SWCC) continued exploration in Cueva del Nacimiento and Torca Septrin. The Spanish Interclub collaborative work seperates into two distinct entities; GE Flash & Tracalet commencing new exploration around Samelar and Vaho de Los Lobos and AD KAMI completing derigging of CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre (prior to collaboration with the Tresviso Caves Project in subsequent years)

Tresviso 2014 (SWCC)

Abstract

The 2014 Tresviso expedition was undertaken with collaboration between a number of UK based caving clubs and the Spanish AD KAMI club.

As per previous years the majority of work was concentrated on the resurgence cave of Cueva del Nacimiento, a 12 km cave system with a height gain of over 400m. The catchment of this cave totals 37 km2 and, if linked with known entrances high in the Eastern Massif, would have a potential 1500m+ deep underground traverse.

The main effort was to continue work in the back end of the cave, around the areas known as the “Teeth of Satan” and “Death Race 2000”. A series of steep ramps lead to the highest known points in the cave and a number of leads were investigated.

Summary

The Wet Aven on the Teeth of Satan ramps in Cueva del Nacimiento was finally attempted and although not yet reaching the top of the aven, due to mother nature at work, the lead still holds a lot of promise for discovering a new way into the cave from the Sierra del a Corta.

The Hellsmouth area, also in the Teeth of Satan area has also revealed a number of leads to be revisited.

Torca Septrin, on the Pico del Boro was also revisited and extended by another 200m and -25m depth. This cave could still pay dividends with some prolonged exploration on future trips.

T554 on the Sierra del a Corta was discovered and being one of the deepest caves in that area of the mountain, at -120m, is worthy of another visit.

Members

NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
José Alberto Castellanos AlavedraGE FlashES2014Tresviso 2014
Arwel RobertsSouth Bristol Speleological SocietyUK2014Tresviso 2014
Ben SlackCardiff Hill DiversUK2014Tresviso 2014
Bob ClaySouth Bristol Speleological SocietyUK2014Tresviso 2014
Chris JonesCardiff Hill DiversUK2014Tresviso 2014
Dave PowleslandBradford Pothole ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Derek CousinsLancaster University Speleological SocietyUK2014Tresviso 2014
Duncan HornbySouth Wales Caving ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
James CollingsWessex Cave ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Jamie WindsorCardiff Hill DiversUK2014Tresviso 2014
Joe DanielsIndividualUK2014Tresviso 2014
Michael YoungBradford Pothole ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Phil WalkerSouth Wales Caving ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014
Thomas LiaBradford Pothole ClubUK2014Tresviso 2014

Documents & Links

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Tresviso 2014 2.8 MB KB 7 downloads

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    Campana Bejes 2014 (AD KAMI)

    Abstract

    An expedition to finish the de-rigging and removal of all equipment from CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre

    Summary

    CS-9 Torca Jou Sin Tierre de-rigged and all equipment removed

    Members

    NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
    Antonio Cordero GarcíaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
    Antonio Velázquez AnguloAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
    Fernando de la Fuente MorenoAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
    José Luis Martín de Loeches LópezAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014

    Documents & Links

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    Memorias 2014 7 MB 5 downloads

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      Bejes 2014 (G.E.FLASH & Tracalet)

      Abstract

      Exploration of Vaho de Los Lobos

      Summary

      • Discovery and exploration of VL-52 to -132m
      • Multiple sites identified in the Vaho de Los Lobos area

      Members

      NameClubNationalityYearExpedName
      Antonio Cordero GarcíaAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
      Antonio Velázquez AnguloAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
      Fernando de la Fuente MorenoAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
      José Luis Martín de Loeches LópezAsociación Deportiva KAMIES2014Campana Bejes 2014
      Alberto Galindo LealGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      Arturo Prieto LópezTracaletES2014Bejes 2014
      Cristina Conde DoderoGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      Eduardo Tomás MezquidaGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      Francisco Vaño CataláTracaletES2014Bejes 2014
      Jorge Mateos de la FuenteGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      Jose Luis Cabello BoueGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      José Luis Izquierdo MorenoGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      José Luis Mollá LópezTracaletES2014Bejes 2014
      Mª Ángeles González FernándezGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      Marta Pérez BlancoGE FlashES2014Bejes 2014
      Pedro Zaragoza MeleroTracaletES2014Bejes 2014
      Raimon Garcia DomingoTracaletES2014Bejes 2014
      Vicente Martínez MontalarTracaletES2014Bejes 2014

      Documents & Links

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      Bejes 2014 2.1 MB 4 downloads

      GE Flash & CDE Tracalet ...