Speleological expedition “Tuya-Muyun – 2021” (Foothills of the Alai ridge) – June 2021

The Tuya-Muyun karst massif is located in the northern foothills of the Alai ridge. Tectonically, this is the most stable part of the Tien-Shan. The district is located 50 km from the Osh city. The mountain range is composed of Devonian limestones. Several caves are known in the mountain range. These caves are the rarest formations with unique calcite crystals, the length of which reaches 30 cm. These caves were formed as a result of hydro-thermo-karst processes. The entrances to these caves are very small and difficult to find. As Continue Reading

Speleo-biological expedition to Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan -2021. Dates of Expedition – August 14 – August 28. Dates are not fixed.

In 2021, we made a decision to conduct a comprehensive speleo-biological expedition for biologists in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In 2019, we made a reconnaissance of karst areas in Tajikistan. We learned how to arrange logistics, calculated distance and travel time. We examined several unexplored areas where there might be caves and karst springs. As in Kyrgyzstan, biological studies in karst areas have not been previously conducted in Tajikistan. In 2018, a group of foreign scientists conducted a series of research in southern Kyrgyzstan. Those were easily accessible areas. This time, Continue Reading

Alternative karst area in the Kuraves River Valley

There is an alternative karst area in Valley of the Kuraves River. 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 Continue Reading

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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

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