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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, 2009, Vol 60, Issue -3, p. 44-58
Polnische Forschungen in den Höhlen Salzburgs - Teil 2: Drei Expeditionsgruppen dokumentieren ihre Erfolge am Hohen Göll, im Hagengebirge und im Tennengebirge
Abstract:
The second part of the documentation about Polish cave explorers in Salzburg is dedicated to three expedition groups which have been working in our country for more than ten years. During the first years the work of the Marek Wierzbowski group on Hochkönig and Göll was marked by undeserved encumbrances and prohibitions to do research. Meanwhile they are working successfully on the Hagengebirge plateau where they reached depths of up to 900 m in shafts (Höhle in den Roten Steinen). No burocratic impediments were laid in the way of Zbigniew Rysiecki’s group on the Göll massif. Their biggest success was the discovery and survey of the Hochscharten cave system, which is by now 11 km long and 1033 m deep. Furthermore we have to mention the Grutred cave system with a total length of 5865 m and a depth of 821 m, not to forget Schartenschacht, 2542 m long and –972 m deep. In the Tennengebirge the Bobry-?aga? group around R. Kondratowicz and W. Dokupil has been working successfully for 28 years. Their prime achievements are the survey of Mäanderhöhle to –1029 m and of Hedwigshöhle (Bleikogelhöhle) to –1023 m and the descent into the –455 m direct shaft of Hades. The most important cave systems they explored are the Höhle unter dem Schneekorken (3.6 km) and the Rote Spinne (3.2 km). A short summary of the successful work of a few expedition teams which are no longer heard of or no longer existing will conclude this article. Of special importance is the work of Marian Napierala’s group from Kattowice in Jägerbrunntroghöhle, the discoveries of the explorers Piotr Kulbicki and Antoni Bak from Warsaw in the cave system of Bergerhöhle, as well as the exploration of the caves in the southern border of Tennengebirge by the team around K. Makowski und J. Rogalski, that has been interrupted too soon. The leaders of the groups contributed by summarizing their successes of many years’ work and illustrating them with pictures and maps.