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

Expedition to the karst region of Buzbu-Too. September 2021

We invite cavers and researchers to take part in a speleological expedition to a new karst area. Only a good and experienced team of cavers will be able to explore the caves in this hard-to-reach area. Preliminary dates of the expedition of first half of September 2021. Expedition dates are not fixed. If you have a speleoclub, speleo federation or a separate team, you can choose the dates convenient for you. Buzbu-Too is a mountain range in Western Tien-Shan, which almost entirely consists of limestone of Carboniferous and Devonian age Continue Reading

SPECIAL PROJECT – Search for caves in the unexplored karst area of Bel-Auty, Baysun-Tau ridge (Uzbekistan). 2023

Research in the new Bel-Auty karst area on the Baysun-Tau mountain range in Uzbekistan, 2023 The deepest caves of Asia are concentrated here on the Baysun-Tau mountain range. However, one of the largest karst areas remained unexplored. Previously, he fell into the border control zone. Now that the border zone has been moved further south, it is possible to find new caves. One of the majestic Baysun-Tau ridges, the Khodja-Gur-Gur-Ata ridge, rises above the surrounding relief and rare mountain villages by more than 3600 m. Its length is more than Continue Reading

“Karst on the Roof of the World” (Pamir, Tajikistan) 2020-2021

Expedition for cave biologists, speleologists, geologists, archaeologists and researchers About the “Karst on the Roof of the World” project: For speleologists, Tajikistan is a little-known country in Central Asia. Very little Speleological knowledge of the country is related to its remoteness and geographical closeness, as well as the lack of caves and people interested in cave exploration. Karst areas are located far from civilized centers very high in the mountains. Political problems did not allow exploring this region in the past. At present, Tajikistan is a rapidly developing secular country Continue Reading

EXTREME PROJECT: RESEARCH of the internal glacial drainage OF MERZBACHER LAKE. Continuation of research in 2021

In November 2019, an international expedition consisting of 23 cavers from 5 countries carried out research on the largest glacier in Tien-Shan named Enylchek. One of research objectives was to study intraglacial drainage systems. Alpine lake Merzbacher, annually for some reason bursts the ice dam. Huge volumes of water rush into the glacier, making kilometers long tunnels. The expedition resulted in discovery of several caves and wells found in the area of Lake Merzbacher. In general, the expedition was successful. But, extreme air temperatures, and some organizational not foreseen in advance Continue Reading

SINKHOLES OF “KUMYSH” PLATEAU

The Kumysh Plateau is located on the Fergana Range, 15 km west of Karasu Lake. The plateau was discovered by speleologists in 1989. The height of the plateau is more than 3,100 m. The size of the plateau is 0.7 x 0.4 km. 10 karst sinkholes were found on the plateau, confined to two parallel tectonic faults formed at a distance of 50 m from each other. The diameter of the sinkholes is from 10 to 20 m, the maximum depth is up to 3-4 m. The plateau was discovered Continue Reading

UNKNOWN KARST OF SERESY, 2020-2021

The karst region of Seresu is located on the limestone Isfan-Jayloo mountain massif, which is the north-western spur of the Fergana Range. Seresu took its name after an alpine lake located at an altitude of more than 2000 m. This beautiful place attracts many tourists and travelers. There are 3 known caves which were found during one tourist excursion of a local tourist club. Speleologists learned about the caves later. The formation of stalactites and stalagmites were found in the caves. The length of the largest cave is more than Continue Reading

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