Tratman Award

The Tratman Award is annually awarded to the best caving-related paper-based publication.

After much discussion amongst the judges, the 2017 prize was awarded to Dave Haigh and John Cordingley for their book Adventures Underground, which documents Yorkshire explorations over the last 60 years.

Read more on the judges’ decision and the rest of the shortlist. … Continue Reading >Tratman Award

My First Expedition

My first impression of the CUCC expo (Austria), just from talk, was that it would be hard.

Alice Shackley recounts the first-hand experiences of her first caving expedition with the Cambridge University Caving Club. Alice was the recipient of an Alex Pitcher Award from the GPF – a grant awarded to enthusiastic young cavers going on their first expedition abroad. Read moreContinue Reading >My First Expedition

Golden Age of Caving

To celebrate 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration, renowned explorers of the subterranean world will come together to share their discoveries and experiences during 4 entertaining days at the RGS, London.

A fantastic grand prize draw includes a top prize of an expenses-paid trip to Mulu National Park, Borneo!

More details on this unmissable event, incl. tickets, talks and prizes.Continue Reading >Golden Age of Caving

Durmitor 2016

2016: The expedition achieved its main objective of facilitating the first successful cave dive in Durmitor. Beyond the Blue Lagoon sump pool, Tony Seddon laid 85 m of line before reaching his depth limit of -35 m with the sump ongoing. A small team also visited the Tara Canyon, recording locations of several resurgences and entrances.

Read more on YUCPC’s deepest find in Durmitor. … Continue Reading >Durmitor 2016

Mulu Caves 2015

2015: Ongoing exploration in the Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia resulted in further extensions to the world’s 8th largest cave system, Clearwater, along with a new entrance in the Hidden Valley – Conviction Cave.

Read more on the 2015 Mulu Caves expedition, and the use of 3D laser scanners to map some of the world’s largest cave chambers. … Continue Reading >Mulu Caves 2015