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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, 2006, Vol 57, Issue -3, p. 66-75
Die Geschichte der Höhlenforschung in Kapfenberg (Steiermark)
Abstract:
Hardly anywhere else in Austria are there, in a very confined space, as many caving clubs as there are in the Styrian Mürz valley. In Kapfenberg alone, there used to be two clubs working side by side until a few months ago: “Sektion Kapfenberg des Landesvereines für Höhlenkunde in der Steiermark” as well as “Schutzverein Rettenwandhöhle”. Since the 1920s, when scientific cave exploring began, there have been far more speleological societies in the history of Kapfenberg cave explorers than anywhere else. So, taking into account official as well as unofficial changes of names in speleological organisations already existing, there were, apart from the caving clubs mentioned above the “Verein für Touristik und Höhlenforschung”, the “Landesverein für Höhlenkunde in Steiermark, Ortsgruppe Kapfenberg”, the “Verein für Höhlenkunde ‘Perlsinter’“ and finally the “Forschergruppe Hochschwab-Kapfenberg im Landesverein für Höhlenkunde in Steiermark”. The following lines are to examine the history of those societies up to the year 1973, when far-reaching reorganizations took place.