International Search-for-caves expedition “Tuya-Muyun – 2024”, Kyrgyzstan

International International Search-for-caves expedition “Tuya-Muyun – 2024” (Foothills of the Alai ridge, Kyrgyzstan) Expedition dates: April-May, 2004 If you have a caving club, caving federation or a separate team, you can choose the dates that are convenient for you. Tyuya-Muyun is a small, ca. 3×1 km, karst massif in Southern Kyrgyzstan (N 40.355; E 72.600). It is world-famous for hosting the unique U-Ra mine (now closed), in which ores were deposited in a more than 200 m-deep cave. The massif is truncated by Aravan river, which forms a 300 m-deep Continue Reading

Speleo expedition to the mysterious Kumysh plateau. July 22 – 30, 2024

Expedition to the mysterious Kumysh plateau We invite all interested speleologists to take part in an international speleological expedition to the Kumysh plateau. Speleo clubs, federations, associations and anyone with experience in speleo research can take part in the expedition. In previous years, we planned to organize a speleological expedition to one of the most mysterious high-mountain karst regions of the Tien Shan, located at an altitude of 3100 m above sea level. However, we were never able to assemble a team of professional speleologists for this extreme expedition. This Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to the deepest caves of Asia, Boysun-Tau, Uzbekistan

International Speleological Expedition to Boysun-Tau – 2024 Preliminary dates of the expedition: 01 – 20 August, 2024 The deepest caves in Asia are concentrated here, on the Khoja-Gur-Gur-Ata ridge, which is a spur of the Boysun-Tau ridge. The purpose of the expedition: – Search and exploration of new caves in an unexplored karst area, – New speleological research in new caves One of the majestic Baysun-Tau ridges, the Khoja-Gur-Gur-Ata ridge rises above the surrounding relief and rare mountain villages at 3600 m. Its length is more than 100 km from Continue Reading

Speleological Expedition to a new promising karst region of the Middle Tian-Shan, August 2022

Expedition date: August 01-12, 2022 In 2018, British speleologists conducted a reconnaissance in the Naryn-Too karst region, near the Naryn city. According to their estimates, this is one of the promising karst areas of the Middle Tian- Shan in Kyrgyzstan. The limestone of which the mountain range is composed is classic for the formation of caves. There is already one cave on the mountain range, which was discovered in 1976 by Soviet speleologists. The mountain range is entirely composed of carbonate limestones of the Carboniferous. The length of the mountain Continue Reading

International speleo expedition to the karst areas of the Southern Tien Shan, August 2024

International speleological expedition to the Kozu-Baghlan karst region, southern Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan, 2024 Expedition dates are August 9 – 20/08/2024. 12 days We invite speleological clubs, associations, scientific centers and all interested speleologists and speleological biologists to take part in the speleological expedition. Expedition goals: — Search and exploration of new caves, — Cave mapping, — Speleo-biological research To explore the Kozu-Baghlan canyon, we plan to use a rubber boat. The length of the canyon is about 7 km. We also plan to use a drone inside the canyon to Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to the salt caves of Tajikistan, August 2024

International speleological expedition to the salt caves of Tajikistan, August 2024 The first half of September is the most comfortable time for the expedition In 2020 and 2021, we did not manage to organize an expedition to Tajikistan. Everyone knows the reasons, pandemic and quarantines. However, we did a reconnaissance of the karst area in 2022. The expedition is organized jointly by: the Foundation for the Preservation and Exploration of Caves, the Tian-Shan Geological Society and the Tashkent Speleologists Club (Uzbekistan). Speleologists from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will take part Continue Reading

Speleo expedition to the “Bears” cave. Fergana ridge. Southern Tian- Shan

We invite cavers to take part in an International expedition to the karst region of the Fergana ridge. The preliminary dates of the expedition are August 10-15, 2024. The purpose of the expedition: – Exploration of the unexplored Kyndyn-Kyry cave, – Exploration of the unexplored Tash-Unkur cave, – Speleo-biological research, – Search and exploration of new caves in the karst area The Fergana mountain range is composed of Paleozoic limestones. In hard-to-reach places on steep slopes, the locals showed us the entrances to the caves. The southwestern slopes of the Continue Reading

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