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

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

The southwestern slopes of the Ferghana Range have always been and remain mysterious for cavers. These limestone slopes of the ridge, overgrown with forest and shrubs, hide the caves. On the slopes there are a large number of springs. In the Tien Shan, these places are the most moist. The greatest amount of precipitation falls here – about 900-1000 mm per year. Local residents have long been talking about the caves that they saw in different gorges. Our goal, in 2021, to explore some karst areas available for cars and Continue Reading

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

The expedition is scheduled for August 2021. 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 Continue Reading

Expedition to the “Kumysh” karst plateau. July, 2021

The southwestern slopes of the Ferghana Range have always been and remain mysterious for cavers. These limestone slopes of the ridge, overgrown with forest and shrubs, hide the caves. On the slopes there are a large number of springs. In the Tien-Shan, these places are the most moist. The greatest amount of precipitation falls here – about 900-1000 mm per year. Local residents have long been talking about the caves that they saw in different gorges. Our goal, in 2021, to explore some karst areas available for cars and horses. Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to Baysun-Tau (Uzbekistan), August, 2021

Speleological expedition to Baysun-Tau  The expedition is planned for July-August Baysyn-Tau expedition – 2021 The deepest caves of Asia are concentrated here on Baysun-Tau mountain range. One of the grand Baysun-Tau ranges, Khoja-Gur-Gur-Ata ridge, rises above the surrounding landscape and  scarce alpine villages more than 3600 m. It stretches for  more than 100 km from the southwest to the northeast. Tectonic processes lifted  limestone stratum above 3500 m height above sea level, forming an extensive inclined plateau in the northwest, which ends in the southeast with a almost 500 m Continue Reading

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