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

The plateau Kumysh is on the Ferghana Range, 15 km to the west of Karasu Lake. The plateau was discovered by cavers in 1989. The height of the plateau is above 3100 m. The size of the plateau is 0.7 * 0.4 km. 10 sinkholes were found on the plateau confined to two parallel tectonic faults, curving at a distance of 50 m from each other. The diameter of the sinkholes figures 10 to 20 m. The deepest is 3-4 m. The plateau was detected by geologists using a helicopter, Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to Baysun-Tau (Uzbekistan). First half of august

Speleological expedition to Baysun-Tau  First half of august Baysyn-Tau expedition 2019 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 high cliff, which Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to the salt caves of southern Tajikistan. Second half of September

Speleological expedition to the salt caves of southern Tajikistan. Second half of September If you are in doubt about participation in the expedition to Tajikistan, you should read this short note. 20 years ago, the country experienced stress and political instability as a result of civil war consequences. Europeans and people of neighboring countries were cautious about going to central Tajikistan and to its highland eastern part – the Pamirs. But the situation has changed now. Nowadays Tajikistan is a rapidly developing country. Recent 10 years, tourism, economics, science and Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to Baralday (Kazakhstan). Second half of June

Speleological expedition to Baralday  Second half of June The Baralday karst region is in southern Kazakhstan in the bordering zone with Uzbekistan. The Baralday mountain range makes southern tip of the Karatau mountain range. The absolute height is 1813 m (Bokeytau). The length of the ridge from the northwest to the southeast is 70 km, the width in western part is 25-30 km, and in southeastern part 5-7 km. Surfaces of the mountains are aligned in the form of wide plateaus. There make their starts Boraldai and Kırshykty rivers. The Continue Reading

Expedition to the karst region of Naryn-Too (Middle Tien Shan). Second half of july

Expedition to the karst region Naryn-Too Second half of july Naryn-Too mountain ridge used to be one of the most unknown karst areas until 2018. In September 2018, a British international expedition, together with Kyrgyz speleologists, discovered this area in the Middle Tien Shan, almost in center of Kyrgyzstan. According to speleologists, the limestone from which the mountain range is composed is a classic example of cave formation. The ridge is completely composed of carbonate limestone relevant to Carboniferous age (C), content of calcite (CaCO3) is more than 90%. The Continue Reading

Expedition to the karst region of Buzbu-Too. First half of june

Description of the karst area (The best time for the expedition is the first half of June) Buzbu-Too is a mountain range in Western Tien-Shan, which almost entirely consists of limestone of Carboniferous and Devonian age (D-C). The ridge is located on the border between Ferghana Valley and Chatkal mountain range. The highest point of the mountain is 2750 m. The massif is 35 km long and 10 to 25 km wide. Buzbu-Too stands apart in the form of a large limestone massif, to the southwest of a junction of Continue Reading

SPECIAL PROJECT – RESEARCH OF KARST AND THE CAVES OF MOUNTAIN BAYSUN-TAU. 2020-2021

Dates for expedition open. Special project – a study of the karst and caves of the Baysun-Tau mountain range. The Baysun-Tau mountain range in Uzbekistan is the south-western spur of the Gissar Range. The length of the range is about 150 km; the maximum height is 4424 m. The range is composed of limestone, sandstone, and clay of the Mesozoic age. Most of the carbonate “pie” is composed by carbonate limestone. On the slopes of the range originates the river Ak-Darya. The lower parts of the slopes are covered with semi-desert Continue Reading

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