International Central Asian Speleological Forum – 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. First half of September

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Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of august

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Expedition to the “Kumysh” karst plateau. First half of july

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International Central Asian Speleological Forum – 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. ...

Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of ...

Expedition to the “Kumysh” karst plateau. First half of july

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BATS OF TRANSBOUNDARY TERRITORIES OF CENTRAL ASIA

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INSIDE-GLACIAL DRAINAGE OF ENILCHEK

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International Central Asian Speleological Forum – 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

In the early of the seventies, in countries of Central Asia, the speleology started advancing. Vast karst areas and caves were purposefully studied, from borders of western China in the east to chinks of the Caspian Sea in the west and from mountains of Altay in the north to the Pamir’s ridges and the Amudarya river in the south. Within 50 years, more than a thousand caves have been discovered and explored in Central Asia. Some of them still top the ratings of the most interesting and unique cave systems Continue Reading

Alternative karst area in the Kuraves River Valley

There is an alternative karst area in Kuraves River Valley. Mountain slopes are covered with dense walnut trees. Almost all the foothills and midlands of southwestern slopes of the Ferghana Range are covered with dense forests. Limestone cliffs are exposed only in the upper part of the mountain range, which are quite difficult to reach. In 2019, we carried out a reconnaissance of the area. We used a good off-road car. As soon as we got to the forest, a heavy downpour overtook us. As a result of heavy rain, Continue Reading

International Central Asian Speleological Forum – 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

In the early of the seventies, in countries of Central Asia, the speleology started advancing. Vast karst areas and caves were purposefully studied, from borders of western China in the east to shreds of the Caspian Sea in the west and from mountains of Altay in the north to the Pamir’s ridges and the Amudarya river in the south. Within 50 years, more than a thousand caves have been discovered and explored in Central Asia. Some of them still top the ratings of the most interesting and unique cave systems Continue Reading

About projects

Our speleological projects are studies of previously unstudied or poorly studied karst areas. Studies of new caves and caves, mentioned by local residents. In the study of caves, we approach with comprehensive technique taking into account interests of archaeologists, biologists, geologists, hydrogeologists and other fields of speleology. All the projects are carried out approved by local authorities, and the results of the researches we make available to a wide range of people who are not indifferent to the fate of caves. Caves of Central Asia can bear various information related Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. First half of September

Seresu karst region located on the limestone mountain range Isfan-Jailoo, which is the northwestern spur of the Ferghana mountain range Range. The name Seresu, was given to the place by the eponymous lake located here at an altitude exceeding 2000 m. The place is beautiful and attracts many tourists and travelers. There are 3 known caves that were found by a local tourist club during an excursion. Cavers learned about the caves later. Inside the caves were found formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The largest of them is more than Continue Reading

Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of august

First half of august The Takta-Boz mountain range is fully composed of Carboniferous (C) and Devonian (D) limestones. Limestones represent a massif with many tectonic faults. The length of the mountain range is more than 50 km. The ridge lies between the Ferghana Valley and the Turkestan mountain range. From geological point of view, it refers to the Southern Tien-Shan tectonic system. The ridge enveloped by acutely continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Though the ridge is surrounded by desert landscapes, it is a large accumulator of moisture Continue Reading

Essay on Hodja Mumin

Salt-mountain Khoja Mumin is located in southern Tajikistan, 25 kilometers in the southwest of Kulyab. Khoja Mumin has a shape resembling a giant dome towering 900 m above surrounding plain (absolute height 1332 m). It stays visible for tens of kilometers. Because of the white salt of which the mountain is composed, it seems that the mountain is freshly covered with snow. The length of the mountain in diameter reaches 8.5 km. Together with the neighboring ridge Khoja Sartis, they belong to the largest diapirs in the world. Similar salt Continue Reading

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