Benfool said:Didn't Rick and Jason only explore after sump 7?
Good survey though! It was really useful when I was planning the dive through sump 2.
Yes, S7 through to the link with Padirac S5 at Sump 10(aka 12) in 2002 & 2003. The connection made on a 13.5hr trip by Rick. An astonishing solo effort, 3km+ of caving & multiple sumps, all beyond the 1.6km long / 75m deep sump 1&2. Reported in a modest paragraph in a CDG newsletter.
We do plan on continuing the survey through the shallower sumps over the coming years, but it will require an upgrade on our general caving & carrying skills, which we are working on. The team doing similar at Cabouy have started to find all sorts of dry passage leading off in the areas between sumps so who knows? Passage beyond sump 2 in St Georges is rarely, if ever visited. Although someone has left a bag full of empty beer cans....