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Offline AndyF

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« on: November 10, 2005, 08:29:21 pm »
Hi,

I'm trying to find a place to organise a caving holiday next year for a rapidly aging crowd off cavers.

I want "holiday" caving, you know, big passages, streamways, some SRT, short walk-ins, nice weather etc. etc.  We don't want huge walk-ins, 600m deep nastiness full of ice and dodgey belays (again)

We've "done" France - or think we have - Ardche, Vercors, Arbas, Jura, Chartruese, etc. , the "normal"areas, and are looking for something new. Maybe Sardina, Italy, Austria. We've done Slovenia too..

Who has a good idea, maybe a link or two...?

Andy F
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005, 09:00:22 pm »
Have you thought of the US? There is plenty of the stuff you are after in various places over there, West Virginia for example.

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Re: Bored cavers seek inspiration
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005, 08:02:06 am »
Quote from: "AndyF"
Hi,

I'm trying to find a place to organise a caving holiday next year for a rapidly aging crowd off cavers.

I want "holiday" caving, you know, big passages, streamways, some SRT, short walk-ins, nice weather etc. etc.  We don't want huge walk-ins, 600m deep nastiness full of ice and dodgey belays (again)

We've "done" France - or think we have - Ardche, Vercors, Arbas, Jura, Chartruese, etc. , the "normal"areas, and are looking for something new. Maybe Sardina, Italy, Austria. We've done Slovenia too..

Who has a good idea, maybe a link or two...?

Andy F


The Orpheus CC had a trip to Thailand exactly 12 months ago - highly reommended!

We spent the first week in very cheap accomodation next to the beach in the South (with a bit of caving.cave spotting) and then moved to the North for a fortnight staying with local villagers and sureveying known caves in a National Park plus exporing some new stuff. Standard caving gear being Ron Hills/thermal shirt/wellies/gloves in 70+ degree farenheight water in huge river caves and kilometres of passage...
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005, 04:52:23 pm »
Paul, I have some excellent surveys of cave in Thailand on my website www.cavesurveys.com, would you like to advertise yours on there as well?

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2005, 11:59:48 pm »
My club had some excellent trips to the Czech caves years ago, and I am thinking of Romania for next summer....

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Re: Bored cavers seek inspiration
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005, 10:34:01 pm »
Quote from: "AndyF"
I'm trying to find a place to organise a caving holiday next year for a rapidly aging crowd of cavers. I want "holiday" caving, you know, big passages, streamways, some SRT, short walk-ins, nice weather etc. etc.
I tried organizing the same type of trip for the same type of companions, but couldn't get anyone interested even then... :(   I had in mind something in the south Pacific or Caribbean. But I hear Jamaica is a bit dodgy these days.

Generally we Canadians consider Britain fits the bill for easy "holiday" caving :wink: