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Offline ussude

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Caving Expeditions in South America
« on: March 26, 2019, 11:12:19 am »
Hi All,

This is Sudeep from India! I have taken a sabbatical from work for the next 5  months to travel and explore caves in South America. I was wondering if you could point me to UK caving clubs that have expeditions planned in the region in the near future?

Thanks
Sudeep

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Re: Caving Expeditions in South America
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 11:48:57 am »
Not sure that there are any, recent trips seem to be mostly Mexico:
http://www.gharparau.org.uk/map_beta.php

Our club went a few times to Argentina, so you may find some of this & other reports useful:
http://mcgarchive.uk/sections/caving/argentina2006.html

Mike

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Re: Caving Expeditions in South America
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 09:32:48 am »
I have spent a bit of time looking at Peruvian caves . There is an excellent site contains details of peru's caves https://cuevasdelperu.org/

Also an account of my visit to Huagapo cave.
https://franklongwill.wixsite.com/lesserknownperu/post/2018/08/30/into-a-spectacular-underworld-beneath-the-andes

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Re: Caving Expeditions in South America
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 06:57:28 am »
@mikem - Interesting read about your expedition in Argentina. Would you have any contacts of local caving clubs/organisations that are recceing the region for caves?

@frank - Independently exploring the Huagapo cave must have been exciting! Are there other such caves in Peru where you can go exploring alone or maybe even with a local guide? 

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Re: Caving Expeditions in South America
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 10:38:28 am »
I'm afraid I wasn't on any of the trips.