UTD  Cave Exploration Project - October 2017
- Guangxi, China - Overview

Results From 2016

 

Pre Project Updates:     | The Area | The Project | The Team | Cave Sites | Special Equipment     
Video Update:          | Preparations | Mini Clip #001

The Area

South China Karst is one of the world’s most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscapes. It is a serial site spread over the provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan and Chongqing and covers 176,228 hectares. It contains the most significant types of karst landforms, including tower karst, pinnacle karst and cone karst formations, along with other spectacular characteristics such as natural bridges, gorges and large cave systems. The stone forests of Shilin are considered superlative natural phenomena and a world reference. The cone and tower karsts of Libo, also considered the world reference site for these types of karst, form a distinctive and beautiful landscape. Wulong Karst has been inscribed for its giant dolines (sinkholes), natural bridges and caves.

The Project

October 14-21, 2017 an international team of UTD Cave explorers will continue the exploration of this area.  Our mission will be to:

  1. Exploring new cave sites, laying line (permanant and exploration) in them,  surveying and building diving maps
  2. Setting up logistics to support Cave training (Dive centers, hotels, New cave training sites).
  3. Setting up and ensuring safety items for training in the caves.
  4. Helping setting up and coordinate a local association to explore future caves, map and survey the caves and ultimately maintain the lines and signs, ensuring safety in the caves (SCKPP.ORG)
  5. Supporting our local UTD instructors in that region 
  6. Documenting cave through video and pictures for long term project

The Team

Andrew Georgitsis (Director of the Project)
Poh Chang Chew (Coordinator)
Max Wang (Coordinator)
Juan Naval (Exploration Diver)
Jason Park (Exploration Diver)
Adam (Exploration Diver)
 

Proposed Dive Sites

NANNING
Red Army cave
Sun Moon cave 

LIUZHOU
Fairy cave

DUAN
Sinking wood cave
200+ caves

Specialty Equipment Needed

Here is some of the "Speciality" equipment that the team will need to conduct the exploration, survey and installation of safety items into the caves. 

Survey Style Compass

Sonar

Surveyor Tape

Survey Station & Permanent Arrows

Safety Signs for Caves

Permanent Lines

Exploration Line

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