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Belgian caving weekend

Joe Duxbury

The Belgian caving weekend, ?Speleologische Dagen?, is 20 - 22 September. Registration started 2 days ago. The sooner you register, the lower your registration number is, and the earlier you get to pick which cave(s) you would like to visit. Is any one of you lot intending to go, and would like a co-driver/passenger to share petrol costs?


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Cheers Joe. I?m going to be there but yet to figure out how I?m getting there. Can chat in a few weeks when I know more.

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From 20 to 22 September 2019
Caving Days

in the "Coll?ge Saint-Roch" (ASBL Bernardfagne) in Ferri?res!

Scheduled D-Day for the Caving Days:

Registrations for the Caving Days start from:
Tuesday 18 June at 8 p.m. via the VVS website www.speleovvs.be

From 20 to 22 September 2019 we welcome you to the Caving Days in the "Coll?ge Saint-Roch" (ASBL Bernardfagne) in Ferri?res!

Your registration is more than participation in the weekend. The time of registration and payment also determines the order that is used for drawing up the summons for registering for cave trips.

The payment for your registration must reach the VVS account before 26 June.

Association of Flemish Speleologists - BE17 7343 3250 7521

In other words: those who register and pay the fastest have the greatest chance of visiting their favorite cave.

Practical agreements:

The weekend price is ? 55 or ? 35 (from 5 - 13 years) in all, without drinks.
This includes: accommodation, 2x breakfast, packed lunch on Saturday, dinner on Saturday and BBQ on Sunday and a supplement on Sunday afternoon.
If you stay in the building you have to bring your sleeping gear, sheets or sleeping bag, you can possibly rent sheets for ? 12.50, to be arranged on site.

Arrival on Friday from 5.30 p.m., earlier is not possible because classes are still being taught.

Parking will be indicated, stick to the prescribed places.

Tents will be placed around the football pitch, it is forbidden to drive the car to the football field, not even to unload your gear.

Campers are set up to the right of the building. It could be that part of the planned parking has been taken up by a school activity; do not obstruct the passage.

No food is provided on Friday evening, but you can buy a hot dog.

Registrations for the caves start on Saturday morning from 8 a.m.

The registration for the cave is determined by your registration time and payment (7days after registration), second, minute, hour and day.
The list of registrations is called in groups of 10. To claim your spot, you must be present on site.
The numbers are called in the breakfast room.

Departure to the cave from 9.30 a.m.

Important: We only have access to certain parts of the building, please adhere to that.

Call: would you like to lend a hand ... indicate this on the registration form.

Planning the weekend:

Friday evening
Arrival (possible from 5.30 pm) and registration.

After a hearty breakfast, the registrations for the caves start from 8 a.m.

Cave offer
As always, the most beautiful caves are opened to the cavers of the Caving Days.
Thanks to the local caving clubs of UBS, VVS and Speleo Nederland who make their guides available.

Reception and party meal
After the cave visits, there is a reception in the large courtyard on Saturday evening where we put someone in the spotlight with a Golden Spelerpes and the Doemen Prize is then awarded.
The reception starts at 7 p.m.
After this aperitif we enjoy a festive meal together, this year we opted for stew with fries or a vegetarian meal ... with a nice glass of wine or our own cave beer.

And of course not to forget the tombola.

Followed by: Let?s party!

On Sunday there is a wide range of workshops, films, presentations, some to listen or watch, others to actively participate. Something for everyone?s taste!
The reunion of the UBS anciens starts in the afternoon and there is a tasty BBQ, whether or not vegetarian.

More information at: www.speleovvs.be

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