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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, 2011, Vol 62, Issue -3, p. 58-62
Verbindung des Unfallschachts mit der Dachstein-Mammuthöhle (1547/9)
Abstract:
On 21st of August, 2010, the connection between the Unfallschacht (1547/240) and the Dachstein-Mammuthöhle (DMH, 1547/9) was found in 180 m depth of the Unfallschacht. This pit was explored in October 2009 when the discovery of a human corpse at the bottom of the 54 m deep entrance pit stopped further investigation of the cave. The body belonged to a snowboarder who was missing since February 2009. The Unfallschacht is located at an elevation of 1750 m and leads into a large canyon which can be descended down to the Riesenkluft of DMH. The upper parts of Riesenkluft have been explored since 2008 which included technical climbing of several high walls in an active canyon system. After 200 m vertical ele - vation had been surmounted, the horizontal base of a strongly ventilated and active canyon was reached. The stream is fed from a sump and eventually just above this sump the connection was made. Strong venti - lation in the upper part of the Unfallschacht indicates continuation of the canyon towards the south and the possible existence of higher entrances. The current length of the DMH is 66,532 m, and its difference in elevation is 1207 m.