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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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Original article

Die Hoehle, 2004, Vol 55, Issue -3, p. 136-142
Kammerhöhle (2573/8) - Hohe Tauern 2002 Expedition (Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun, Salzburg)
Abstract:
The Kitzsteinhorn massif harbours a highaltitude karst area in the vicinity of Schmiedingerkees, between 2200 and 2700 m altitude. The large ski resort around the “Alpincenter Kaprun” developed over much of the karst area. Several large caves are known, including Feichtnerschacht (2573/3), discovered by Richard Feichtner, who explored it altogether with Polish cavers down to –1049 m. A second large system is Kitzsteinhornhöhle (Zeferethöhle, 2573/2), -560 m deep. Cave investigation is only starting in this area. The potential of connecting existing systems as well as finding new extensions in these systems is high. The depth potential of the Kesselfall spring, located at about 1050 m above sea level, surpasses 1500 m. The aim of this expedition was to continue the exploration of swallow hole KA 5, which was discovered in 2001, and to continue the cave investigation near Feichtnerschacht. Unfortunately, KA 5 was plugged by snow this year. A continuation found in KA 3, however, also discovered in 2001, resulted in the Kammerhöhle (2573/8), a tremendous cave where we reached a depth of –226 m. In the area around the Alpincenter, about 20 small caves were surveyed, some of them new and some already explored by previous cavers.