Awards summary

Expedition applications: 511
Destination countries: 69
Total cavers: >4374

Total grants distributed: £128,850 (since 2007)

Novices supported (Alex Pitcher awards): 100 (since 2007)

Ref Expedition Name Leader Exped grant Alex Pitcher
awards
Summer 2023
GPF2023b-001Thailand Chaiyaphum 24Malcolm Foyle£500
GPF Feedback: Thailand expeditions I am pleased to inform you that GPF have agreed to allocate you funds towards your expedition to Thailand. I trust you have a safe and successful trip. The committee has asked me to convey their disappointment at the quality of the application and supporting documents. The lack of detail in the application made judgement quite difficult and a better application would have allowed a higher allocation to be awarded
GPF2023b-002Benarat 2024Tim Allen£4500
GPF Feedback: Benarat I am pleased to inform you that GPF have agreed to allocate you funds towards your expedition to Mulu. I trust you have a safe and successful trip. The committee has asked me to convey their appreciation of the quality of the application and supporting documents and hence we awarded the highest value to a trip for some considerable years. The only negative comments at all on an application which was very well received was the lack of anyone under 30 on the team and a lack of local involvement
GPF2023b-003Ang Khang 2024Emma Porter & Mr Paul Dummer£500
GPF Feedback: Thailand expeditions I am pleased to inform you that GPF have agreed to allocate you funds towards your expedition to Thailand. I trust you have a safe and successful trip. The committee has asked me to convey their disappointment at the quality of the application and supporting documents. The lack of detail in the application made judgement quite difficult and a better application would have allowed a higher allocation to be awarded
Winter 2023
GPF2023a-001Thailand 23Malcolm Foyle£400
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
GPF2023a-002 Matienzo 2023Philip Papard£400
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return The committee did feel you should promote the work you do with young members more as we are aware of this valuable work that you do
GPF2023a-003Granada Plateau in North PeruPeter Talling£1000
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return The committee thought this an excellent project and hope MEF does too
GPF2023a-004Pozo Azul 2023Jason Mallinson£500
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
GPF2023a-005Tresviso 2023Phil Walker£8002
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
GPF2023a-006Mulu Caves 2023Andrew James Eavis£1500
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
GPF2023a-007DEEP 23 (Dara Expedition for Exploration and ProtectionEmma Porter£500
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
GPF2023a-008 CUCC Totes Gebirge Expedition 2023Sarah Parker£12002
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
GPF2023a-009Dachstein Caving Expedition 2023Joel Corrigan£5002
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return The committee was disappointed with the quality of your application, yet again, and hopes it will improve in future years
GPF2023a-010Dežela Zlatoroga - ICCCMatti Mitropoulos£10502
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return The committee has awarded you the Ian Timney award in recognition of the relative youth of your trip
GPF2023a-011Ario 2023Fleur Loveridge£5002
GPF Feedback: Thank you for your application for the GPF spring 2023 round. I am delighted to say we had a good round both in quality and quantity of applications, back to pre-pandemic levels which is great to see. I trust your trip is successful and we look forward to your feedback upon your return
Winter 2022
GPF2022a-001Izvor Licanke Cave Diving Expedition 2022 Christine Grosart£600
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project. Good luck in 2022
GPF2022a-002Matienzo 2022 (Matienzo Cave Project)Philip Papard£950
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project. Good luck in 2022
GPF2022a-003Tresviso 2022Phil Walker£900
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project. Good luck in 2022
GPF2022a-004Sila Narave (Force of Nature)Rebecca Diss£14502
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project. Good luck in 2022
GPF2022a-005Ario Expedition 2022Chris Jewell£1100
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project. Good luck in 2022 .
GPF2022a-006SMCC Ireland ExpeditionAlexander Hannam2
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee could not support this trip as part of it was in the UK and we had no feedback from the previous trip to judge previous results. Howver they were able to support the Pitcher element to support young cavers.
GPF2022a-007Dachstein Caving Expedition 2022Joel Corrigan£550
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project however they were disappointed that the member list only showed 2 people so it made the judging of the application very difficult. . Good luck in 2022
GPF2022a-008CUCC Totes Gebirge Expedition 2022Nat Dalton£16002
GPF Feedback: The GPF committee were impressed with this continuing project. Good luck in 2022
Summer 2021
GPF2021b-001Nagaland Caving ExpeditionDan Harries£2000
GPF Feedback: Hi Dan, I am pleased to inform you that GPF have awarded you £2,000 for yoru expedition to Nagaland and also recommended you to MEF . Paul Ibberson will be in touch regarding payment. Well Done Howard Jones GPF secretary
Winter 2021
GPF2021a-001Matienzo 2021 (Matienzo Cave Project)Philip Papard£1000
GPF Feedback: GPF Feedback spring 2021 THE GPF committee were delighted that expeditions were being planned for summer 2021 and enclosed is notification of your allocation. Rob Middleton is coming to the end of his 4 year tenure as elected member and the autumn 2021 meeting will be his last If you know of anyone who would like to serve as an elected member on the GPF committee please could you ask them to get in touch with their caving CV such that they can be added to the election process this autumn? The GPF committee this spring considered carbon foot prints of expeditions and in future we will be asking you to calculate your carbon footprint using a nominated tool and we would strongly advise carbon offset actions accordingly Howard Jones GPF secretary
GPF2021a-002Tresviso 2021Phil Walker£12501
GPF Feedback: GPF Feedback spring 2021 THE GPF committee were delighted that expeditions were being planned for summer 2021 and enclosed is notification of your allocation. Rob Middleton is coming to the end of his 4 year tenure as elected member and the autumn 2021 meeting will be his last If you know of anyone who would like to serve as an elected member on the GPF committee please could you ask them to get in touch with their caving CV such that they can be added to the election process this autumn? The GPF committee this spring considered carbon foot prints of expeditions and in future we will be asking you to calculate your carbon footprint using a nominated tool and we would strongly advise carbon offset actions accordingly Howard Jones GPF secretary
GPF2021a-003Kishorn Expedition for IYCK-2021Imogen Furlong
GPF Feedback: GPF Feedback spring 2021 THE GPF committee were unable to support yoru application as our charitable objectives are to support caving expeditions outside the UK. However I will be sending you a letter of support which may be of use to you Rob Middleton is coming to the end of his 4 year tenure as elected member and the autumn 2021 meeting will be his last If you know of anyone who would like to serve as an elected member on the GPF committee please could you ask them to get in touch with their caving CV such that they can be added to the election process this autumn? The GPF committee this spring considered carbon foot prints of expeditions and in future we will be asking you to calculate your carbon footprint using a nominated tool and we would strongly advise carbon offset actions accordingly Howard Jones GPF secretary
GPF2021a-004Sila Narave (Force of Nature)Rebecca Diss£11002
GPF Feedback: GPF Feedback spring 2021 THE GPF committee were delighted that expeditions were being planned for summer 2021 and enclosed is notification of your allocation. Rob Middleton is coming to the end of his 4 year tenure as elected member and the autumn 2021 meeting will be his last If you know of anyone who would like to serve as an elected member on the GPF committee please could you ask them to get in touch with their caving CV such that they can be added to the election process this autumn? The GPF committee this spring considered carbon foot prints of expeditions and in future we will be asking you to calculate your carbon footprint using a nominated tool and we would strongly advise carbon offset actions accordingly Howard Jones GPF secretary
GPF2021a-005CUCC Totes Gebirge Expedition 2021Lydia Leather£17002
GPF Feedback: GPF Feedback spring 2021 THE GPF committee were delighted that expeditions were being planned for summer 2021 and enclosed is notification of your allocation. Rob Middleton is coming to the end of his 4 year tenure as elected member and the autumn 2021 meeting will be his last If you know of anyone who would like to serve as an elected member on the GPF committee please could you ask them to get in touch with their caving CV such that they can be added to the election process this autumn? The GPF committee this spring considered carbon foot prints of expeditions and in future we will be asking you to calculate your carbon footprint using a nominated tool and we would strongly advise carbon offset actions accordingly Howard Jones GPF secretary
GPF2021a-006Dachstein Caving Expedition 2021Joel Corrigan£600
GPF Feedback: GPF Feedback spring 2021 THE GPF committee were delighted that expeditions were being planned for summer 2021 and enclosed is notification of your allocation. Rob Middleton is coming to the end of his 4 year tenure as elected member and the autumn 2021 meeting will be his last If you know of anyone who would like to serve as an elected member on the GPF committee please could you ask them to get in touch with their caving CV such that they can be added to the election process this autumn? The GPF committee this spring considered carbon foot prints of expeditions and in future we will be asking you to calculate your carbon footprint using a nominated tool and we would strongly advise carbon offset actions accordingly Howard Jones GPF secretary
Summer 2020
GPF2020b-001Mulu Caves 2021Andrew Eavis£3000
GPF Feedback: On behalf of GPF I am writing to you to give you feedback on your application for Mulu Caves 2021. GPF agreed with the assessment of MCP that this was a strong expedition , and the team has a good track record of science, exploration and reporting back. The expedition was awarded �3,000 , �500 of which is retained pending feedback at the end of the expedition.
Winter 2020
GPF2020a-002Puncak Jaya 2020Fleur Loveridge£17501
GPF Feedback: This expedition is based at high altitudes in an area that is little known to cavers, and so is a really exciting proposition with the potential to explore some of the highest caves in the world.. Its good to see this is a longer duration trip than previously, though given the ambitious nature and remote location. A good strong team with a blend of youth and experience which should be capable of addressing the physical, technical and logistical challenges. Costs are relatively eye-watering, although this is clearly heavily influenced by the necessary logistical support, which the team's prior experience has indicated as being a necessary investment. This is definitely one of the more ambitious and exciting expeditions that has been submitted to GPF over the last 10 years.
GPF2020a-003Izvor Licanke Cave Diving Expedition 2020Christine Grosart£400
GPF Feedback: An exciting expedition with much further potential for exploration. Quite technical diving which is always well published and recorded visually as a complete package. A fairly costly trip, not so much in terms of travel, but in terms of equipment, gas etc but is entirely necessary. It is a very short duration expedition and potentially could more be done with longer in the field.
Summer 2019
GPF2019b-001Mulu Caves 2020Tim Allen£750
GPF Feedback: The committee felt that the application was lacking in a lot of detail, with the objectives very basic. Rather than supplying the required information, a reference to the website was given. While this may contain a wealth of information about Mulu expeditions, it requires each of the GPF committee members to search for themselves. This information should be provided in the application. The expedition has a strong team but only 4 out of 14 members are under 35 years which is a great shame considering the wealth of experience other younger cavers could learn from. The expedition will no doubt have some good discoveries, which will be well documented.
GPF2019b-003Northern Thailand 2019Emma Porter£3001
GPF Feedback: Due to Chinese visa problems occurring the Napo China 2019 expedition, ultimately resulting in the withdraw of this expedition, the GPF committee agreed that on submission of a new application, with objectives, personnel and expenditure, GPF would allocate funds to this application. At short notice this application has been done and is well presented with clear objectives' personnel and finance. The team will hopefully still have some good expedition caving to go at despite the change of location at the last minute. An Alex Pitcher award was also awarded and GPF hope that Josh will enjoy his first expedition despite all the initial set backs.
Winter 2019
GPF2019a-001Croatia Cave Diving Expedition 2019 (Izvor Licanke)Christine Grosart£350
GPF Feedback: Good team returning to a diving project started last year. Results from the last expedition require even more sophisticated diving equipment and capable divers. Hopefully the divers can borrow rather than buy a number of scooters to reduce the cost of the expedition. Previous years exploration well documented and publicised. Application well presented and on time this year 🙂 In a drive by GPF to see more science being conducted in expeditions, the committee would love to see some more explanation of the hydrological/geomorphological context of this cave in the wider region. GPF look forward to seeing this year’s results. Applied for Mount Everest funding, but sadly not successful. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-003Mulu 19Ben Kent (co-leader)£2001
GPF Feedback: An expedition primarily to try and connect a number of known caves into the Clearwater cave system and extend its length, with some additional bolt climbing objectives. Some younger members but mainly over 35 years, possibly reflected by the cost of the expedition. Good application, highlighting the participation of Hazel Barton in an initial recce into the microbiology of the area, a great shame more younger people aren't involved to benefit from her scientific knowledge. Applied and received good support from the Mount Everest Foundation as well as help from Malaysian Airlines, the grant award from GPF reflecting this allowing monies to be allocated elsewhere. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-004Overlooked Armenia Alex Ritchie£300
GPF Feedback: Small (little known - relatively young by normal standards) team going to recce a new area. The team has done their home work (as shown by a good application), both identifying the area they want to look at as well as communicating with the local cavers (the head of the Armenian Speleological Centre - participating in the expedition). The team leader has a good understanding of caves and their development. Hopefully the results will be fruitful, (with possible hydrological and biological studies) which will warrant an full scale expedition next year. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-005Albania Kelmend Jon Pemberton£200
GPF Feedback: A return to previously visited area on several occasions. An exceptionally poor application making judgement on objectives, expedition costs, personnel etc very difficult. Previous feedback and reports also could be more precise, documenting findings etc in a more scientific way. It is hoped this year things will change -grant allocation reflects this unsatisfactory application and the hope that better documentation and science is undertaken during this year’s application. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-007Dachstein ExpeditionJoel Corrigan£1200
GPF Feedback: Longstanding project from a dedicated and tenacious team with a long record of exploration. Fantastic to see a GPF application from the expedition. Achieved a long sought-after goal of connecting the Dachstein plateau to the Hirlatz system making a 1560m deep cave. Traditionally this expo has had large numbers of students and younger cavers though it is led and organised by cavers who have been involved for many years. Application a bit lacking of young members attending, but the committee appreciate the problem of students unwilling to commit to the Exped at this early stage. The expedition could benefit from some more documentation and publications especially considering the great surveying that is being undertaken, possibly with a bit of scientific explanation of the hydrology of the area. This grant allocation has been loaded to help buy a Cave link system (£1000 - earmarked by GPF for one unit) as the caves in the region can flash flood with freak thunderstorms and deep camping is generally undertaken. It is requested that collaboration with other expeditions (such as the CUCC - also subject to this benefit) to share units. It is also hoped that the units will be made available to other UK Expeds if not being used by the Dachstein team. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-008Anglo-Malaysian Mulu Caves October 2019Frank Pearson£500
GPF Feedback: 2nd expedition to Mulu to continue exploration of a different part of the national park Whiterock, but not subject to the same MEF grant as GPF2019a-001. Good application but objectives a bit lost in historical prose. Team members indicated to being a mixture of young and old, some of which know the area well; the younger members will definitely benefit from the older experience. Documentation from the group has always been very good and hopefully will continue to include some scientific studies. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaires can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-009Redcoats and Rednecks Tennessee ExpeditionRostam Namaghi£600
GPF Feedback: After an initial small man recce building good relationship with the local US cavers, they are return to this caving area with a larger team. Good application with clear objectives (including cave diving) focused on high quality surveying. Hopefully this might be extended to include other forms of cave science such as biology, hydrology etc. This expedition will be a good training ground for the less experienced younger cavers participating, who hopefully will go onto a more demanding expedition. GPF are looking forward to the expedition report. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-010Dark side of the moonJames Wilson£10002
GPF Feedback: Established expedition with good reputation for documentation, excellent training for cavers new to expedition. Good prospects for significant new finds. This year however, the team is very young with the oldest member being 25years age, but should be excellent training for cavers new to expedition. 2 x Pitcher applicants appear the epitome of the target audience and should be funded accordingly. Good use of technology for cave exploration, with cave-link, paperless surveying and drones, hopefully this will be extended into conducting more cave science. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
GPF2019a-011CUCC Austria Expedition 2019Thomas Crossley£14001
GPF Feedback: Another longstanding project with a strong, tenacious team and an excellent record of achievements over time. Good application but always left to the last minute, causing a flurry of email to GPF with perceivable problems with the application system - the team would benefit considerably by allowing more time for the application process. Application shows a notably strong emphasis on surveying and recording, with large numbers of students and younger cavers (the expedition being led by a student caver), but with a number of older members attending, giving no doubt a great training ground for the younger cavers. Good prospects for significant new finds in the system including deep leads involving camping but also with surface prospecting and easier, shallower caves. This grant allocation has also been loaded to help buy a Cave link system (£1000 - ear marked by GPF for one unit) in an identical way to the Dachstein Expedition as the caves in the region can flash flood with freak thunderstorms and deep camping is generally undertaken. It is requested that collaboration with other expeditions (such as the Dachstein - also subject to this benefit) to share units. It is also hoped that the units will be made available to other UK expeds if not being used by the CUCC Team. GPF has had a request from a Dr Nathan Smith, a Research Associate at Manchester University for help with his research into the understanding of the post-expedition experience, caving expeditions being of particular interest. GPF would like to support this research and expedition leaders are encouraged to ask their participating members to fill out a questionnaire form on return from their expedition. More information about his research can be obtained by emailing him directly at Nathan.smith@manchester.ac.uk . The questionnaire can be found at https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=llKI38l5H
Summer 2018
GPF2018b-001Croatia Cave Diving Expedition 2018Christine Grosart£200
GPF Feedback: The application was received too late for consideration in the GPF spring meeting, and thus was considered at the GPF Autumn meeting, the expedition having already departed and returned. Due to the extenuating circumstances relating to the late application and it also being the applicants first GPF application, the GPF committee decided to consider this application, but in so doing limit the award given. The application was well filled out and presented, and the aims of the expedition well were clearly laid out. The report given and the presentation given at Hidden Earth 2018 indicated the success of this diving expedition, and its continuation next year. We look forward to another application next year, hopefully before the deadline closes.
GPF2018b-002Houping Winter 2018Laura Benn£500
GPF Feedback: An area well visited by British cavers, but with good potential for further discoveries. Small-ish team, but with a good mix of experience and younger members. Appears to have clear goals, although a degree of confusion over how some of the objectives fit in with the overview. Hopefully will add significantly to the overall knowledge of the area and we look forward to seeing the results in due course.
GPF2018b-003Junee-Florentine 2018Fleur Loveridge£400
GPF Feedback: A large multi national team going to an area that has seen a lot of exploration, but could yield interesting results and find extensions to the current master cave system. The application lacked specific objectives / caves / areas within the JE Florentine valley that the expedition would be targeting. Be interesting to see how successful the expedition is in finding new cave passage.
Winter 2018
GPF2018a-001Matienzo 2018 (Matienzo Cave Project)Philip Papard£500
GPF Feedback: Application very well presented. As usual a solid application with lots of exciting projects on the go. Open to all and lots of younger people generally go. A great training ground for young talent which is what is needed.
GPF2018a-002Kaokoland 2018Mark Tringham£250
GPF Feedback: Interesting expedition to a fairly remote part of Namibia. The team is going back after further work by local groups have identified the presence of more caves. All the participants are over 45. A great shame the group could not great the space for a younger member possibly getting into geology or cave science as would be a great opportunity. Do any participants have expertise in archaeology? If not is there a danger of damage to rare and fragile sites given the importance of this area to studies of human evolution?
GPF2018a-003Tresviso 2018Phil Walker£7002
GPF Feedback: Has grown in numbers significantly this expedition, may be a bit to big but will be interesting how it runs. Some great leads particularly the 2nd sump in Marniosa & death race. Good documentation with a report each year and is now this information is starting to put all the data into a GIS system. Great to see lots of students going on this expedition. Hope it goes well. Very basic details on the justification of the Alex Pitcher nominations, need to be more detailed next application
GPF2018a-004Puncak Jaya Expedition to West PapuaPete Talling£800
GPF Feedback: Really exciting new area with a lot of potential. An expensive trip which is clearly putting off younger cavers. Good to have contacted trekking company and to have known resurgence sites to visit. Surprising that it is so short (only 10 days in the field).
GPF2018a-005ASUL 2018Kostas Trimmis£350
GPF Feedback: Fairly small expo to Greece, returning to same area as in 2017. Application well filled out but no references or website referred to. Student-led and including cavers with little expo experience plus scientific focus which is great to see. The committee would like to see an article for Caves and Karst Science and a general publication.
GPF2018a-006KLIC GLOBIN -- CALL FROM THE DEPTHS -- Migovec 2018Arun Paul£7002
GPF Feedback: Well established expedition with reliable results and a strong student presence. A suitable selection of goals for all abilities in fairly deep and serious alpine karst. A slight departure from the previous expeditions in that surprisingly all the attendants are under 30 and thus less experience than previous years. Hopefully the expedition will still maintain the well run and documented expeditions that have previously been run.
GPF2018a-007Maaras 2018Malcolm Foyle£3501
GPF Feedback: The application appears a little rushed and could have done with proof-reading! Fairly ambitious goals - little details about previous trips by this team to the area and no references provided so hard to assess what risks are for this trip. Sadly the crew is fairly old and would be good that a few more younger members were recruited to benefit from the older team members.
GPF2018a-008EAst GREenland 18 (EAGRE 18)Gina Moseley£300
GPF Feedback: Application very well presented. The approach by boat is novel and interesting in terms of reducing carbon footprint, and likewise the engagement with the local population is admirable. Hopefully the scientific finding of this expedition will be interesting. Only limited funding given due to substantial funding by other bodies.
GPF2018a-009Cambridge University Caving Club Austria Expedition 2018Ruairidh Macleod£7002
GPF Feedback: Good expeditions with a great combination of experience and younger students now not just from CUCC but also other universities. Provides an ideal training ground, with the expedition having both easy and harder caving leads. Hopefully a report and GPF feedback will be a bit more punctual than last year.
Summer 2017
GPF2017b-001Matienzo 2017Philip Papard£400
GPF Feedback: Well established repeat expedition with a solid track record of exploration and documentation. The hydrological project sounds very interesting. It is a great shame that more younger members are not currently signed up as the experience they would gain would be invaluable (especially the water tracing techniques). Hopefully the leaders will recruit some younger members before the expeditions take place.
GPF2017b-002SMCC Thailand 2018Paul Dummer£300
GPF Feedback: Experienced expedition team working consistently over a period of time with good results and reporting.Different area already recce'd with established potential. Another project worthy of continued GPF support at a decent level. The application lacked a little detail in places - for the majority of participants their experience has been written as "experienced expedition caver", no attachments etc to support the application, the detailed description ends mid sentence suggesting little time was spent on it or it wasn't checked before sending. The committee hope this will be addressed in subsequent applications.
GPF2017b-003Svalbard 2018 - Austre BroggerbreenJayne Kamintzis£100
GPF Feedback: Interesting and well filled out application with a good science basis - driven by a PhD project. The cave map supplied is basic to the point of being meaningless. Hopefully a more detailed original survey is available, as comparing new data against the one supplied will not give very scientific results. It would have been nice to see the 3D image of their first visit/scan. While a good science project in Ice caves, the project was only token support due to very small team and BCRA funding (which has been applied for) is thought more appropriate.
GPF2017b-004Pena Colorada 2018Chris Jewell£1000
GPF Feedback: A good application, good (multi national) team with a varied age range but generally fairly young participants. The leader has organized a number of expeditions to this area and this one is to a very interesting cave and may be the key to the system. Significant technical challenge in a remote location - the standout expedition of this round and has been funded accordingly.
GPF2017b-005Kyrgyzstan 17Malcolm Foyle£200
GPF Feedback: Expedition to a new area by a group new to GPF, but who are known to regularly go on expedition to Greece several times a year. An Interesting project in a new and little-known location. The costs of getting to Kyrgyzstan are high and may have possibly warranted longer time in the field. It is however a recce and the committee will be very interested in seeing the results. Hopefully this will lead to a follow up expedition if initial results are positive.
Winter 2017
GPF2017a-001Huautla Resurgence 2017Chris Jewell£500
GPF Feedback: Well prepared and exciting technical project to a longstanding objective with potential for significant discoveries. It will be very interesting to see the results of the secondary objective.
GPF2017a-002ASULKostas Trimmis£500
GPF Feedback: The expedition seems reasonably well organised; application reasonably researched and presented from a young not well known team. Hope the trip provides some good discoveries which are documented and published in the appropriate caving media.
GPF2017a-003Mulu Caves 2017Andy Eavis£100
GPF Feedback: A large team of generally old veterans doing a mixture of remote and easy exploration. No doubt the results will be good, but a great shame more young people are not encouraged to go on this expedition to learn form the great experience present. It is an expensive place to go and channelling grant money to some younger members might increase their numbers.
GPF2017a-004Thailand Krabi Family expeditionImogen Furlong£600
GPF Feedback: Interesting concept of "a family expedition", but, as seems to have been proven by last years trip, may be a good combination of allowing cavers with young families to still do expeditions whilst also making it fun for the children who will be the next generation of cavers. Expedition seems well organised with firm objectives. One negative comment - the application (specifically the personnel section) was incompletely filled in and needs to be improved for future applications.
GPF2017a-005Pozo Azul - 2017Jason Mallinson£850
GPF Feedback: Another crack at Pozo Azul, pushing a system that is at the forefront of cave diving in the world. Flying the flag for British caving. Will be well planned and executed. We look forward to seeing the results.
GPF2017a-006Ario Caves Project 2017Mike Bottomley£8002
GPF Feedback: A large team with good exploration experience (the use "extensive caving experience" in peoples resume is a bit over done). There are a reasonable number of younger people who will benefit from the experience, but very few students going to benefit from a good expedition. Nice to see the Ario project having a major revival.
GPF2017a-007Tresviso 2017Phil Walker£5001
GPF Feedback: Some realistic although potentially quite tough objectives for this expedition, especially considering the expedition is only two weeks. The team chosen however seems suitable for the task with plenty of hard Dachstein veteran experience. Look forward to seeing the results.
GPF2017a-008Cambridge University Caving Club Austria Expedition 2016 (CUCC)Elaine Oliver£9002
GPF Feedback: A well-established expedition returning to continue exploration of a large system that they have systematically explored over many years. Good chance of success. Lots of students from several different clubs attending this as their first ever expedition. This will provide excellent expedition training as well as allowing students who have only previously only caved within their own clubs to cave with other students and other more experienced cavers.
Summer 2016
GPF2016b-001Shan Plateau 2016-17Pete Talling£700
GPF Feedback: A good strong team returning to a previously visited area. Hope the permissions get easier allowing longer trips underground. The committee wondered if there was any scope for younger members partake, improving their overseas expedition knowledge and skill. While the committee understands the reason to publish the results on social media, as part of the grant conditions the required feedback (including a presentation at Hidden Earth or an article in descent) is given. The committee would also encourage other reports etc to be also published in the normal caving channels (not just social media).
Winter 2016
GPF2016a-001SUSS go Pester SerbiaJack Dewison£10001
GPF Feedback: Good to see a relative young group of cavers going, with some old experience people going. Application lacked a bit of detail on previous work done in the area and the relationship with the local caving groups, permissions required. Both referees were unavailable for comment which was disappointing. The required answers to addition information was provided by other SUSS members. Hopefully it will be a great learning experience for all with some great new caves found. Watch out for the bombs! (Seriously) General Note: The committee would also like applicants to note that many of the applications were submitted very close to the submission deadline. Some of the applications lacked the pertinent/ detail required, and the committee felt that more time and care would have benefited some of these applications. The application process is open for over 5 months before the deadline, with the ability to save and re edit applications prior to final submission. We suggest applicants take advantage of this in the future
GPF2016a-002Neprehojene poti - "Untraveled paths"Benjamin Honan£11002
GPF Feedback: Good solid expedition, with great mix of new and experienced participants. Look forward to good results as usual. General Note: The committee would also like applicants to note that many of the applications were submitted very close to the submission deadline. Some of the applications lacked the pertinent/ detail required, and the committee felt that more time and care would have benefited some of these applications. The application process is open for over 5 months before the deadline, with the ability to save and re edit applications prior to final submission. We suggest applicants take advantage of this in the future
GPF2016a-003Ario Caves Project 2016Mike Bottomley£400
GPF Feedback: Worth while trip with a good team, be very interested in the results. Disappointing more young participants aren't involved to learn expedition techniques. General Note: The committee would also like applicants to note that many of the applications were submitted very close to the submission deadline. Some of the applications lacked the pertinent/ detail required, and the committee felt that more time and care would have benefited some of these applications. The application process is open for over 5 months before the deadline, with the ability to save and re edit applications prior to final submission. We suggest applicants take advantage of this in the future
GPF2016a-004Tresviso 2016Phil Walker£400
GPF Feedback: Good strong team going back to potentially very interesting leads, look forward to the results. Disappointing more young participants aren't involved to learn expedition techniques. General Note: The committee would also like applicants to note that many of the applications were submitted very close to the submission deadline. Some of the applications lacked the pertinent/ detail required, and the committee felt that more time and care would have benefited some of these applications. The application process is open for over 5 months before the deadline, with the ability to save and re edit applications prior to final submission. We suggest applicants take advantage of this in the future
GPF2016a-005Cambridge University Caving Club Austria Expedition 2016Matthew Watson£700
GPF Feedback: As in previous applications, supplying all the required information e.g. ages would be appreciated and allow the committee to make informed decisions. Otherwise, looks like the usual solid project, with some student attendance which is fantastic General Note: The committee would also like applicants to note that many of the applications were submitted very close to the submission deadline. Some of the applications lacked the pertinent/ detail required, and the committee felt that more time and care would have benefited some of these applications. The application process is open for over 5 months before the deadline, with the ability to save and re edit applications prior to final submission. We suggest applicants take advantage of this in the future
GPF2016a-006Durmitor 2016Mark Sims£5002
GPF Feedback: Great to see the expedition going back to the same area, slightly surprised it seems mainly to be focused on a diving objective, but with only one diver? Look forward to the results. Application lacking some information e.g. ages of some personnel. General Note: The committee would also like applicants to note that many of the applications were submitted very close to the submission deadline. Some of the applications lacked the pertinent/ detail required, and the committee felt that more time and care would have benefited some of these applications. The application process is open for over 5 months before the deadline, with the ability to save and re edit applications prior to final submission. We suggest applicants take advantage of this in the future
Summer 2015
GPF2015b-001Mulu Caves 2015Mark Brown£500
GPF Feedback: Standard well organised Mulu Expedition, but with a strong team and good mix of young and "more experienced" cavers.
GPF2015b-002Nan 2016Paul Dummer£525
GPF Feedback: Good to see club based expeditions, lots of possible objectives. Good previous reporting record, look forward to seeing this expeditions results.
GPF2015b-003Caves of the KosuaStephen Macnamara£450
GPF Feedback: Looks a very exciting follow up expedition in a remote area, with a relatively young team. Funding limited due to low number of UK members (5 out of 16). Looking forward to the report. GPF are surprised at the daily cost of the fixer, and the decision to use charter flight from Brisbane. In view of the projected budget short fall these decisions might be worth reviewing.
GPF2015b-004China Caves- Doshan 2015Mark Richardson£5752
GPF Feedback: Looks like a well organised follow up expedition, which has a large number of young caves supported by a few old experienced hands. Glad to see some Alex Pitcher applicants being included.
GPF2015b-005Southern Shan State 2015Ben Wright£400
GPF Feedback: After an interesting Timor expedition, good to see the team returning to Myanmar. Good lead left from the previous expedition, and no doubt will find some more new Myanmar cave firsts.
Winter 2015
GPF2015a-001Matienzo 2015Philip Papard£550
GPF Feedback: Great ongoing project, producing the goods and training the UK's future cavers.
GPF2015a-002There and Back AgainRhys Tyers£2002
GPF Feedback: Level of GPF funding reflects significant funding from other sources. Committee hopes that the necessary permissions and political considerations have been addressed. This was not apparent from the application. It is important to include referee contact numbers so that the committee can raise any concerns during the meeting.
GPF2015a-003UK/Ireland - Iran 2015Katie Rockliff£450
GPF Feedback: The committee are excited to hear results of this interesting venture. With the current fluid political climate, please keep the secretary updated of any changes.
GPF2015a-004Speleo Philippines 2015Henry Bennett£10001
GPF Feedback: Good to see renewed interest in this area, with prior good ground work and presentation at Hidden Earth. We also note the great work with the local caving community. Look forward to seeing an Expedition report.
GPF2015a-005ICCC Slovenia 2015Oliver Myerscough£800
GPF Feedback: Another well prepared expedition, look forward to seeing the results. Please NOTE, full referee contact details including phone numbers are required, in case the committee wish to clarify anything with them on the day.
GPF2015a-007Kaokoland 2015Mark Tringham£350
GPF Feedback: Unique unknown area to visit, we look forward to seeing the results.
GPF2015a-008Cambridge University Caving Club Austria ExpeditionMatthew Watson£550
GPF Feedback: Continue the good work in the Totes Gebirge. Look forward to seeing the updates survey. Please Note:- It is important to include referee contact numbers so that the committee can raise any concerns during the meeting.
GPF2015a-009Ario Caves Project - C4Mike Bottomley£350
GPF Feedback: Referee contact details not filled out fully - a bit slap dash! Nevertheless looks like a very interesting project, and good luck with linking the gaps.
Summer 2014
GPF2014b-001China Caves DoshanTim Allen£8001
GPF Feedback: Great Expedition, introducing youth to China
GPF2014b-002Northeast Greenland Caves ProjectGina Moseley£600
GPF Feedback: Wonderful expedition. Concern over costs which are very high, and therefore the effectiveness of the grant, but our support should help the team raise the funds they need from other sources.
Winter 2014
GPF2014a-001Matienzo 2014Philip Papard£425
GPF2014a-002Pozo Azul 2014 - Beyond TipperaryJason Mallinson£750
GPF2014a-003Krubera 2014Martin Hoff£100
GPF2014a-004Durmitor Caving Expedition 2014Mark Sims£6502
GPF Feedback: Application GPF2014a-004, the committee was informed that one of the Alex Pitcher applicants will not be attending the expedition. The decision to award 2 Alex Pitcher awards will still stand, but the recipients now not having to share the awards as now only 2 applicants instead of 3.
GPF2014a-005Skozi Zrcalo - "Through the Looking Glass"Oliver Myerscough£6501
GPF2014a-006Moulin Explorers - 2014Alistair Morgan2
GPF Feedback: Application GPF2014a-006, after discussion with the Referees, concern was raised about the small number of participants and their relatively low experience (particularly with Ice work and glacial experience). It was decided that the Alex Pitcher awards will be given, but a strong recommendation that the 1st leg of the proposed trip until after they have gained more experience from the legs 2&3 where they will be joining a larger expedition.
GPF2014a-007Tamerlan CaveAndrew Mawer£500
GPF2014a-008Trinidad Expedition 2014Elisabeth Ferrel
GPF Feedback: Suggested to apply for CSTRI (BCRA cave Science Award)
GPF2014a-009Ario Caves ProjectIan Holmes£5002
GPF2014a-010Cambridge University Caving Club Austria ExpeditionMatthew Watson£5002
GPF Feedback: Suggested to apply for CSTRI (BCRA cave Science Award)
GPF2014a-011East Timor 2014Ben Wright£500
Summer 2013
GPF2013b-001Thailand, Nan 2014Paul Dummer£400
GPF2013b-002Bio-Karst mapping the karsts and their diversity through southeast asiaAlice Hughes
GPF2013b-003Shan Plateau (Myanmar) Expedition 2014Peter Talling£600
GPF2013b-004Tian Xing 2013 - Shitty BackdoorMadphil Rowsell£500
GPF2013b-005Christmas 2013 - San Wang Dong and Er Wang DongMadphil Rowsell£200
GPF2013b-006Spring Festival 2014 - Er Wang Dong, ChinaMadphil Rowsell£300
GPF2013b-007Mulu Caves 2013Mark Brown£500
Winter 2013
GPF2013a-001San AgustinChris Jewell£1300
GPF2013a-002Ario Caves ProjectSteph Dwyer£5002
GPF2013a-003Monaco Research ExpKonstantinos Trimmis£75
GPF2013a-004CUCC Exp to AustriaAiora Zabala
GPF2013a-005Glasgow Uni - TrinidadGillian Simpson£100
GPF2013a-006YUCPC MontenegroMark Sims£5002
GPF2013a-007Kosovo 2013Matthew Jones£250
GPF2013a-008Habe Xue ShanGavin Lowe£250
GPF2013a-009Pozu Azul - SpainJason Mallinson£750
GPF2013a-010Prehistory and palaeoenvironment of BhutanGina Moseley£200
GPF2013a-011Matienzo 2013Juan Corrin£400
GPF2013a-012Hidden Dragon ExpRich Gerrish£300
GPF2013a-013Z Miga na KukOliver Myerscough£600
GPF2013a-014Montenegro (JD)Joe Duxbury£75
GPF2013a-015CUCC Exp to Austria 2Alex Crow£3002
Summer 2012
GPF2012b-001Peru 2012Hannah Moulton£550
GPF2012b-002Shan PlateauPete Talling£600
GPF2012b-003Xian TingBen Wright£400
Winter 2012
GPF2012a-001Mulu 2012Andy Eavis£200
GPF2012a-002Sledi Vetra 2012Clare Tan£7502
GPF2012a-003Morocco 2012Thomas Smith£6002
GPF2012a-004Andalucia 2012Miguel Tome£200
GPF2012a-005Montenegro 2012Mark Sims£400
GPF2012a-006Tresviso 2012Phil Walker£4502
GPF2012a-007MoroccoJulia Barrott£100
GPF2012a-008Montenegro 2012Joe Duxbury£250
GPF2012a-009The Buttered Badger Oman ExpeditionMark Richardson£500
GPF2012a-010Xitu 2012Ben Hudson£4002
GPF2012a-011Matienzo 2012Juan Corrin£400
GPF2012a-012CUCC Austrian Cave Expedition 2012Serena Povia£500
Summer 2011
GPF2011b-001Shan Plateau (Myanmar) Expedition 2012Pete Talling£600
GPF2011b-002Nan 2012Paul Dummer£400
GPF2011b-003Castleguard 2012Martin Groves£400
Winter 2011
GPF2011a-001Cambridge Austrian 2011 ExpeditionChristopher Smith£500
GPF2011a-002Djebel Serdij - Tunisia 2011Clare Tan£500
GPF2011a-003Kelmend, Albania 2011Mark Noble£750
GPF2011a-004Izgubljeni Raj, Slovenia 2011Myles Denton£7502
GPF2011a-005Matienzo 2011Juan Corrin£400
GPF2011a-006Montenegro 2011Joe Duxbury£400
GPF2011a-007Pozu Azul 2011Jason Mallinson£1000
GPF2011a-008Ten thousand years of environmental change and human habitation in NE IranVasile Ersek£150
GPF2011a-009Tian Xing 2011Imogen Furlong£300
GPF2011a-010Tresviso 2011Phil Walker£300
GPF2011a-011Tongzi 2011Erin Lynch£150
Summer 2010
GPF2010b-001Ethiopia 2010Natalie Uomini£400
GPF2010b-002Sistema Huatla - Pena Colorada 2011Chris Jewell£600
GPF2010b-003Mulu Caves 2011Tim Allen£300
GPF2010b-004Zhongdian 2010Hillary Greaves£400
GPF2010b-005Guangxi 2010Ged Champion£500
GPF2010b-006Shan Plateau Expedition 2011Imogen Furlong£200
Winter 2010
GPF2010a-001Cambridge Austrian Cave Expedition 2010Martin Jahnke£400
GPF2010a-002Culiembro 2010Chris Jewell£300
GPF2010a-003Hong Meigui 2010 Expedition to Tianxing, ChinaDuncan Collis£250
GPF2010a-004Vodna Sled, Slovenia 2010Alex Herriott£5502
GPF2010a-005Durmitor, MontenegroThomas Blakey£7502
GPF2010a-006Kelmend, Albania 2010Chris Dent£450
GPF2010a-007Crete White Mountains 2010Robert Middleton£5502
GPF2010a-008Sima la Chapa 2010Lorna Wilson£4002
GPF2010a-009Montenegro 2010Joe Duxbury£300
GPF2010a-010Matienzo 2010Juan Corrin£200
GPF2010a-011Belize 2010Alan Baybrooke£300
GPF2010a-012Sierra de las Nieves 2010Miguel Tome£200
GPF2010a-013Pozo Azul 2010Jason Mallinson£600
GPF2010a-014Red Dragon Caving Expedition 2010Anthony Donovan£100
Summer 2009
GPF2009b-001Huanjiang 2009Ged Campion£500
GPF2009b-002Cave now...work later (the long way round the Med)Emma Porter£800
GPF2009b-003Nan Province, Thailand 2010Paul Dummer£200
GPF2009b-004Vietnam 2010Howard Limbert£500
Winter 2009
GPF2009a-001Julagua 2009Nick Edwards£700
GPF2009a-002Montenegro 2009Joe Duxbury£300
GPF2009a-003Colosuss 2009Rob Eavis£600
GPF2009a-004Culiembro 2009Chris Jewel£500
GPF2009a-005Sebalhall - Vancouver IslandSue Ryall£500
GPF2009a-006Brezzvezdna Noč 2009Jarvist Frost£7002
GPF2009a-007Pozo Azul - Cave DivingJason Mallinson
GPF2009a-008Cambridge Austrian Caving Expedition 2009Edvin Deadman£8001
GPF2009a-009Matienzo 2009Juan Corrin£4001
Summer 2008
GPF2008b-001Castleguard, Dive exploration in the Canadian RockiesMartin Groves£1000
GPF2008b-002Bolting Sahara 2008Phil Rowsell£200
GPF2008b-003Bijie 2008Ged Campion£1200
GPF2008b-004Vietnam 2009Howard Limbert£1500
Winter 2008
GPF2008a-001Cambridge Austrian Cave Expedition 2008Oliver Stevens£5001
GPF2008a-002Matienzo 2008Juan Corrin£300
GPF2008a-003Votla Gora 2008Jarvist Frost£6502
GPF2008a-004Canal de Montico 2008Yifang Huang£4002
GPF2008a-005Crete 2008Rob Eavis£5502
GPF2008a-006Sichuan 2008Peter Talling£7502
GPF2008a-007Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2008 Expedition to Tian XingPhil Rowsell£750
GPF2008a-008Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2008 Expedition to Houping, ChinaErin Lynch£300
GPF2008a-009Sisteme JulaguaHillary Greaves£400
GPF2008a-010Pozu Azul - Cave DivingJason Mallinson£900
Summer 2007
GPF2007b-001Madre de Dios IslandChris Day£375
GPF2007b-002MadabaJamie Lovell£375
GPF2007b-003Bolting Sahara 1, DachsteinPhil Rowsell£375
GPF2007b-004HoupingErin Lynch£375
Winter 2007
GPF2007a-001Cambridge University Caving Club Austria Expedition 2007Aaron Curtis£8002
GPF2007a-002Dachstein, Austria 2007Phil Rowsell£800
GPF2007a-003Imperial College Caving Club Migovec Expedition, SloveniaJarvist Frost£5002
GPF2007a-004Iceland 2007Ed Waters£250
GPF2007a-005Sanba County, ChinaGavin Lowe£350
GPF2007a-006Matienzo 2007Juan Corrin£250
GPF2007a-007Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2007 Expedition to Tian XingPhil Rowsell£650
GPF2007a-008Fisura Chica 2007David Legg£500
Summer 2006
GPF2006b-001Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society Expedition to Nandan, 2007 Erin Lynch
Winter 2006
GPF2006a-001White Mountains 2006 Rob Eavis
GPF2006a-002Chica 2006 Chris Sinadinos
GPF2006a-003Cambridge University Caving Club Expo 2006 Mark Shinwell
GPF2006a-004Matienzo 2006 Juan Corrin
GPF2006a-005Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2006 Expedition to Houping Erin Lynch
GPF2006a-006Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2006 Expedition to Hong Chi Ba Phil Rowsell
GPF2006a-007Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society Expedition to Leibo, 2006 Duncan Collis
GPF2006a-008Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2006 Expedition to Houping 2006 Erin Lynch
GPF2006a-009Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2006 Expedition to Tian Xing Duncan Collis
GPF2006a-010Belize 2006 Gary Evans
GPF2006a-011Dachstein 2006 Joel Corrigan
Summer 2005
GPF2005b-001Untamed Rivers of New Britain David Gill
Winter 2005
GPF2005a-003J2 (Osto Faustino) William Stone
GPF2005a-004Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2005 Expedition to Houping Erin Lynch
GPF2005a-005Oxford University Cave Club, Asopladeru la Texa Expedition Gavin Lowe
GPF2005a-006Matienzo 2005 Juan Corrin
GPF2005a-007CUCC Austria Expedition 2005 Stuart Bennett
GPF2005a-008Migovec 2005 Expedition Clewin Griffith
GPF2005a-009Hong Meigui Yunnan 2005 Expedition Richard Bayfield
GPF2005a-010Shepton Mallet Caving Club Evil Deeds 2005 Ed Waters
GPF2005a-011Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society 2005 Expedition to Tian Xing Duncan Collis
GPF2005a-012Benarat 2005 Dick Willis
GPF2005a-013Nullarbor Speleogenesis 2005 Stefan Doerr
GPF2005a-014Hong Meigui Zhongdian Draughting Holes 2005 Hilary Greaves
GPF2005a-015Hong Meigui CES Expedition to Nandan 2005 Erin Lynch
Summer 2004
GPF2004b-001Nam Nao 2004-2005 Martin Ellis
GPF2004b-002Hong Meigui CES 2004 Expedition to Nandan Duncan Collis
GPF2004b-003Vietnam 2005 Howard Limbert
GPF2004b-004Fengshan Expedition 2004Dave Appleing
GPF2004b-005Roraima 2004-5Keith Hyams
Winter 2004
GPF2004a-001Matienzo 2004 Juan Corrin
GPF2004a-002Vega de Ario expedition Paul Garver
GPF2004a-003Cambridge University Caving Club Expo 2004 Oliver Madge
GPF2004a-004Sima Pumacocha 2004 Nick Hawkes
GPF2004a-005Hong Meigui C.E.S. 2004 Expedition to Houping Erin Lynch
GPF2004a-006Hong Meigui Yunnan 2004 Hilary Greaves
GPF2004a-007Hong Meigui C.E.S. 2004 expedition to Tian Xing Erin Lynch
Summer 2003
GPF2003b-001Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society Tian Xing 2003 Erin Lynch
GPF2003b-002Caves of Myeik (Mergui), Myanmar (Burma) Paul Bates
GPF2003b-003Dong Phaya Yen, Central Thailand Martin Ellis
Winter 2003
GPF2003a-001Matienzo 2003 Juan Corrin
GPF2003a-002Oxford University Cave Club Expedition 2003 - Julagua 2003 David Legg
GPF2003a-003Dachstein Caving Expedition 2003 Joel Corrigan
GPF2003a-004Cambridge University Caving Club Expo 2003 David Loeffler
GPF2003a-005Huai Tong Expedition Philip Oakley
GPF2003a-006Thailand 2003 Umphang Dave Barrett
GPF2003a-0072003 Sistema Cheve Expedition Richard Stanton
GPF2003a-008Western Belize regional cave project (WBRCP) Christophe Helmke
GPF2003a-009Vietnam 2003 Howard Limbert
GPF2003a-010Craven Pothole Club China 2003 Kevin Gannon
GPF2003a-011CSS China Mel Reid
GPF2003a-012Hong Meigui Yunnan 2003 Hilary Greaves
GPF2003a-013Huajiang Expedition Ged Campion
GPF2003a-014Expedition Cuetzalen (Tiger) 2003 S J Whitlock
GPF2003a-015Caving in the Abode of the Clouds 2003 Simon Brooks
Summer 2002
GPF2002b-001The Takaka Hill Caves Project Martin Groves
GPF2002b-002Benarat 2003 Dick Willis
GPF2002b-003Cuetzalan 2002 Paul Vale
GPF2002b-004UBSS - Breaking The Bad Air Barrier (N. Thailand) John Telling
Winter 2002
GPF2002a-001Cambridge University Caving Club Expo 2002 Steve Bishop
GPF2002a-002Matienzo 2002 Juan Corrin
GPF2002a-003Oxford University Cave Club Tormenta 2002 Expedition Steve Roberts
GPF2002a-004Caving in the Abode of the Clouds Project, Meghalaya 2002 Mark Brown
GPF2002a-005The Hidden River Expedition Andy Eavis
GPF2002a-006Hong Meigui Yunnan 2002 Hilary Greaves
GPF2002a-007Di Feng Andy Eavis
GPF2002a-008British Tuva Expedition 2002 Melvin Penn
GPF2002a-009New Zealand Caves 2002, Mt Arthur John Allonby
GPF2002a-010Sierra Negra 2002 Chris Densham
Summer 2001
GPF2001b-001SMCC Thailand 2002 Dave Barrett
GPF2001b-003Sierra Negra 2002Chris Densham
Winter 2001
GPF2001a-001Irish Students Caving Expedition Duncan Foster
GPF2001a-002Dachstein 2001 Joel Corigan
GPF2001a-003PL2 Lamprechtsofen Denis Bushell
GPF2001a-004CUCC Austria 2001 Martin Green
GPF2001a-005Matienzo 2001 Juan Corrin
GPF2001a-006Xitu 2001 Richard Doyle
GPF2001a-007Pozo Azul 2001 Rupert Skorupka
GPF2001a-008El Manadero - Canon del Rio LobosBryan Schofield
GPF2001a-009Imperial College Migovec Expedition (Slovenia) 2001 Andrew Jurd
GPF2001a-010Bougoumez 2001 Colm Carroll
GPF2001a-011Tamerlan's secret expo Ben Lovett
GPF2001a-012Belize 2001 Alan Braybrooke
GPF2001a-014Cuba 2001 Martin McGowan
GPF2001a-015Laki Underground 2001 Chris Wood
GPF2001a-0162001 Yangtze Gorges Expedition Brian Judd
GPF2001a-017Picos Pheras 2001 Christopher J. Danilewicz
Summer 2000
GPF2000b-001SMCC Thailand 2000Dave Barrett
GPF2000b-002The UBSS expedition to northern ThailandSimon Fowler
GPF2000b-003Exploring the flooded depths of the Yucatan Samantha Smith
GPF2000b-004Dhofar 2001 Paul Saville
GPF2000b-005Vietnam 2001 Howard Limbert
GPF2000b-006WSG Cuba 2001 Martin McGowan
GPF2000b-007Huautla 2001Jason Mallison
Winter 2000
GPF2000a-001Priory Stream Expedition 2000 Tony Boycott
GPF2000a-002Ressel Project Jason Mallinson
GPF2000a-003Dachstein 2000 Peter MacNab
GPF2000a-004CUCC Austria 2000 Mark Shinwell
GPF2000a-005Matienzo 2000 Juan Corrin
GPF2000a-006Ario 2000 Pippa Crosby
GPF2000a-007RUCC Romania 2000 Lisa Bates
GPF2000a-008Anglo-Turkish Taurus Caving Expedition Gwyn Ashcroft
GPF2000a-009Migovec, Slovenia 2000 Tom Ayles
GPF2000a-010Laki Underground 2000 Chris Wood
GPF2000a-011Guangxi caves 2000 Ged Campion
GPF2000a-012Benarat 2000 Dick Willis
GPF2000a-013El Manadero - Canon del Rio Lobos Bryan Schofield
Summer 1999
GPF1999b-001Cuetzalan 2000 Jonathan Sims
GPF1999b-003Wensleydale Speleo Group Meghalaya Expedition Peter Boyes
Winter 1999
GPF1999a-001CUCC Austria 1999Paul Hammond
GPF1999a-002Matienzo 1999 Juan Corrin
GPF1999a-003Cueva Del Molino 1999 Rupert Skorupka
GPF1999a-004Extremero 1999 Joanne Whistler
GPF1999a-005Greece ‘99 Richard Gover
GPF1999a-006Exploration of the Migovec System, Slovenia 1999 Ben Ogborne
GPF1999a-007Anglo – Turkish Taurus caving expedition Gwynton Rhys Ashcroft
GPF1999a-008Madagascar 1999 Tim Francis
GPF1999a-009Madagascar ‘99 Roger Gullidge
GPF1999a-010Cuetzalan 2000 Reccé Jonathan Sims
GPF1999a-011Bajsuntau 1999 Paul Vale
GPF1999a-012China Connection Andrew James Eavis
GPF1999a-013China Millennium Expo Andrew James Eavis
Summer 1998
GPF1998b-001Vietnam 1999 Howard Limbert
GPF1998b-002Cave Diving Cuenca 1998 Rupert Skorupka
Winter 1998
GPF1998a-001Austria 1998 Tim Vasby-Burnie
GPF1998a-002Matienzo 1998 Juan Corrin
GPF1998a-003Cueva Del Molino 1998 Rupert Skopupka
GPF1998a-004Jultayu 1998 Jonathan Cooper
GPF1998a-005Wessex Cave Club Slovenia 1998 David G. Cooke
GPF1998a-006Caving in the Abode of the Clouds VI Simon Brooks
GPF1998a-007Kapuas River Recce - Kalimanton David Checkley
Summer 1997
GPF1997b-001Mulu Caves '98 Matt Kirby
GPF1997b-002Rivers of Fire II Ernest Shield
GPF1997b-003The Bristol Exploration Club Cave Diving Expedition to the Philippines 98 Alex Gee
Winter 1997
GPF1997a-001La Doux de Coly 97 Malcolm Foyle
GPF1997a-002Austria ‘97 Julian Haines
GPF1997a-003Matienzo 1997 Juan Corrin
GPF1997a-004Matienzo Cave Diving 1997 Rupert Skorupka
GPF1997a-005OUCC El Regalon 1997 Expedition Nathaniel Mumford
GPF1997a-006Cantabria ‘97 Gary Vaughan
GPF1997a-007Caves of Marble '97 Geoff Newton
GPF1997a-008Parnassos ‘97 Mark Middleton
GPF1997a-009Cuetzalan ‘98 Derek Stables
GPF1997a-010Cambridge to Cape Town Peter L. Jamieson
GPF1997a-011China Connection ‘97 Andrew James Eavis
Summer 1996
GPF1996b-001Hidden River '96 Phillip A. Short
GPF1996b-002Cave Ethiopia '96 J. Gunn
GPF1996b-003Oman '97 Ged Campion
GPF1996b-004Vietnam 1997 (Kebang Caving Project) Dave Gallivan
Winter 1996
GPF1996a-001Dordogne '96 A.M. Ward
GPF1996a-002Marguereis '96 Ed Waters
GPF1996a-003Austria '96 Julian Haines
GPF1996a-004Matienzo '96 Juan Corrin
GPF1996a-005Matienzo Cave Diving 1996 Rupert Skorupka
GPF1996a-006Proyecto Llambrion (1996) Chris Gibson
GPF1996a-007OUCC Gustuteru 1996 Pauline Rigby
GPF1996a-008Okstind Mountains, Norway Trevor Faulkner
GPF1996a-009Sneznik Y.S.S. expedition Steve Greatorex
GPF1996a-010Keyhole Slovenia '96 Ian Bishop
GPF1996a-011ICCC Slovenia '96 Sarah Wingrove
GPF1996a-012Rivers of Fire Ernest Shield
GPF1996a-013Greece '96 John Camplin
GPF1996a-014Mongolia '96 Allan Richardson
GPF1996a-015Speleo Productions 1996 Malaysian Expedition Martin Rhys
GPF1996a-016Mulu Caves '96 Caves of the Hidden Valley Matt Kirby
GPF1996a-017Highland Caves of Kalimantan Steve Jones
GPF1996a-018Yangtze Caves '96 Andrew James Eavis
Summer 1995
GPF1995b-001Matienzo Cave Diving 1995 Rupert Skorupka
GPF1995b-002Reconnaisance to Yangtze Gorges 1995 Andrew James Eavis
GPF1995b-003Irian Jaya 1996 Andrew James Eavis
GPF1995b-005Cuetzalan '96 Anthony Revell
GPF1995b-006Los Cavermicola Gringos Michael King
GPF1995b-007Florida Training Richard W. Stanton
GPF1995b-008SMES Expedition to Flor Batavia Peter Ward
GPF1995b-009Albania ExpeditionRoger Gullidge
Winter 1995
GPF1995a-001Dordogne 1995 Rupert Skorupka
GPF1995a-002CUCC Austria '95 Steve Bellhouse
GPF1995a-003Matienzo '95 Juan Corrin
GPF1995a-004Llambrion Tim Nichols
GPF1995a-005Slovenia '95 Mark Evans
GPF1995a-006Saklikent Gorge '95 Tim Stratford
GPF1995a-007Tresviso '95 Sean Butler
GPF1995a-008Goc Fisht '95 Phillip N. Judson
GPF1995a-009Mongolia '95 Magaret Richardson
GPF1995a-010Flor Botavia Jonathan Sims
GPF1995a-011Caves of the Indian Ocean Nicola Pickering
GPF1995a-012Honduras '95 Howard Jones
GPF1995a-013L.P.D.R Caves Project Recce 95 Adrian Gregory
GPF1995a-014L.P.D.R Caves Project '96 Adrian Gregory
GPF1995a-015Cave Ethiopia '95 Stephen John Wise
GPF1995a-016Canadian Rockies Expedition 1995 Ian Benson
Winter 1994
GPF1994a-001Austria '94 Nicholas Procter
GPF1994a-002Matienzo '94 Juan Corrin
GPF1994a-003La Verdelluenga 1994 Jim Ramsden
GPF1994a-004Caves of Marble (South Nordland '94) Geoff Newton
GPF1994a-005Julian Alps '94 Tim Palmer
GPF1994a-006Imperial College Subterranean Slovenia Expedition '94 James Evans
GPF1994a-007Slovenia 1994 Miles Thornton
GPF1994a-008UBSS Caving Expedition to Slovenia 1994 Eve Pleydell
GPF1994a-009Mahabharats - Nepal - 1994 Nicola Pickering
GPF1994a-010Anglo/Russian'94 Peter Hartley
GPF1994a-011Caves of the Russian Arctic Reconnaissance Tim Fogg
GPF1994a-012Moscow State University/Porky Potters Caucuses '94 Geoff Barber
GPF1994a-013Crystal Caves of the Prae Polar Urals Alex Wade
GPF1994a-014Tien Shan Ice Caves Expedition 1994 Chris Jones
GPF1994a-015Honduras 1994 Recce Howard Jones
GPF1994a-016Speleo Philippines '95 Graham Johnson
GPF1994a-017Brazilian Reconnaissance 1994 Andrew James Eavis
GPF1994a-018The Roof of Arabia Speleological Expedition Mark Dougherty
GPF1994a-019Mendip Caving Group Expedition to Belize 1994 Peter Hollings
GPF1994a-020Lucayan Caverns '94 Howard Jones
GPF1994a-021Mongolia '94 Allan Richardson
GPF1994a-022Mexico-Cuetzalen '94 Tim Allen
GPF1994a-023Yangtzi Gorges Expedition '94 Richard N. Bartrop
GPF1994a-024Cuetzalen '95 Tim Allen
Winter 1993
GPF1993a-001Matienzo '93 Juan Corrin
GPF1993a-002South Nordland '93 Geoff Newton
GPF1993a-003Oxford University Cave Club Julagua Expo 1993 Paul Mann
GPF1993a-004Austria '93 Wookey
GPF1993a-005Saint Quentin '93 David Brock
GPF1993a-006Toros '93 Tim Statford
GPF1993a-007Kalimantan RecceDavid Checkley
GPF1993a-008Huautla Project Training 93 Bill Stone
GPF1993a-009Siberia and Mongolia '93Jim Birchall
GPF1993a-011UBSS Expedition to Slovenia 1993 Tim Parish
GPF1993a-0121993 Caucusus Expedition Peter Hartley
GPF1993a-013Caving in Vietnam 1994 Expedition Howard Limbert
GPF1993a-014The Oxford University Zoological Expedition to Ujung Kulon National Park, West Java 1993 Christopher Stewart
GPF1993a-015Gua di Gunung Api Alan Weight
GPF1993a-016Mulu Caves '93 Matt Kirby
GPF1993a-017Cuetzalan 93/94 Jonathan Sims
Winter 1992
GPF1992a-001Audex '92 Russell Carter
GPF1992a-002La Guiers Vif 1992 David Brock
GPF1992a-003South Nordland '92 Trevor Faulkner
GPF1992a-004Matienzo '92 Juan Corrin
GPF1992a-005Hull University Speleological Society 1992 Expedition to Cantabria, Spain Simon Ashby
GPF1992a-006Picos '92 - Below Cotalbin David Milne
GPF1992a-007Oxford University Cave Club Huerta del Rey Expedition David Monaghan
GPF1992a-008Austria '92 Olly Betts
GPF1992a-009UBSS Totes Gebirge Expedition Paul Drewert
GPF1992a-010British Cave Photo/Exploration Expedition to Sardinia 1992 Buster Wright
GPF1992a-011British Albanian Speleological Exepdition (BASE) John Edwards
GPF1992a-012Poll na gCeim 1992 Brian Judd
GPF1992a-013Toros '92 Tim Stratford
GPF1992a-014Sultan '92 Angela Mason
GPF1992a-015U.E.A Turkey Speleological Expedition 1992 Shane Harris
GPF1992a-016Goc Bzybski '92 Phillip N. Judson
GPF1992a-018Laos Caves '92 Howard Jones
GPF1992a-019Tham Farang R.J. Smith
GPF1992a-020Rock Steady Crew Rocking All Under The World - Lechuguilla '92 Mark Lumley
GPF1992a-021Sabah 1992 Speleological Expedition Peter Ward
GPF1992a-022Cuetzalan '93 Tim Allen
GPF1992a-023Sichuan '92 - Xingwen Park Tim Fogg
GPF1992a-024The Caves of Thunder Expedition Steven Jones
Winter 1991
GPF1991a-001The Doubs River Cave Expedition David Brock
GPF1991a-002The 1991 Guiers Vif Expedition Andrew Goddard
GPF1991a-003Fromagere '91 Expedition Mark Dougherty
GPF1991a-004Doux de Coly Cave Diving Expedition 1991 John Cordingley
GPF1991a-005Matienzo '91Juan Corrin
GPF1991a-006Picos '91 David Milne
GPF1991a-007Oxford University Cave Club Extremero Expedition 1991 Gavin Lowe
GPF1991a-008Cares Gorge 1991 CJ Danilewicz
GPF1991a-009The British Speleological Expedition to Austria 1991 Peter MacNab
GPF1991a-010LUSS M.J. Holland
GPF1991a-016UBSS Turkmenia Expedition, 1991 Charles A. Self
GPF1991a-017Hualta Project Bill Stone
GPF1991a-021Mulu Caves '91 Matt Kirby
GPF1991a-023Gunong Api Expo Alan Weight
GPF1991a-024Laos/Thailand Recce 1991 Howard Jones
GPF1991a-025Austria '91 Dave Fearon
GPF1991a-026Yunnan Province 1991 (China Caves Project) Dave Gill
GPF1991a-027Oxford University Expedition to the Cook Islands Stephen Swabey
GPF1991a-028Soviet Central Asia 1991 Jim Birchall
GPF1991a-029Arabika '91 Adrian Gregory
GPF1991a-030Aspex '91 (Anglo-Soviet Pamir Expeditions 1991) Paul Vale
GPF1991a-0311991 Huaulta Project Bill Stone
GPF1991a-032Dark Shamrock cave diving expedition Martyn Farr
Winter 1990
GPF1990a-001Austria '90 (CUCC) Wookey
GPF1990a-002Dachstein '90 Lynn Smith
GPF1990a-003Matienzo '90 Juan Corrin
GPF1990a-004Oxford University Cave Club Jultayu Expedition 1990 Sherry Mayo
GPF1990a-005Arredondo '90 Dave Elliot
GPF1990a-006Culiembro '90 Peter A. Grant
GPF1990a-007Los Nieblas Entre de Dos Valles Henery Hill
GPF1990a-008South Nordland '90 Geoff Newton
GPF1990a-009Soca Valley Cave Diving 1990 Brian Smith
GPF1990a-010Romanian Cave Diving Andrew Ive
GPF1990a-011Anglo Czech '90 Craig Bartlett
GPF1990a-012LUSS - Turkey 1990 Pete Kay
GPF1990a-013Taurus Mountains Expedition 1990 Gary Uttley
GPF1990a-014Aspex '90 Melvin Penn
GPF1990a-015USSR Geological Society Expedition to Turkmenia Vladimir A. Maltsev
GPF1990a-016Pakistan '90 Simon Brooks
GPF1990a-017The Hollow Islands Reconnaissance Expedition Jon Beaven
GPF1990a-019Samarkand '90 Dick Willis
GPF1990a-020USSR/Pamirs/90 Jim Birchall
GPF1990a-021The Joint Anglo-Soviet Speleological Expedition to Central Asia 1990 Joseph Duxbury
GPF1990a-022Chiapas 1990 Jonathan Sims
GPF1990a-024High Trikora Expedition Dave Checkley