Silent Auction at HE

Samantha Drake has spent a long time making a Silver Cavers Cup, which she has generously donated to the GPF. It is a fantastic, hallmarked one-off piece. The cup will displayed at Hidden Earth 2019 in the Art Salon and be sold by Silent Auction, subject to a reserve price. We hope people will like the cup and support GPF by bidding for this fantastic, one-off piece of caving artwork. Tickets and more pics.

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£1,050 raised at HE

2018: The Scurion Raffle at Hidden Earth in aid of the GPF raised a total of £826, mainly thanks to the hard work of Ruth Allen, Meg Gorry and Emma Battensby. The Scurion lamp was won by Paul Gladman.
A further £224 was raised by Sam Drake who sold a number of knitted bats as part of her exhibition in the Art Salon. A big thanks extends to them and everyone for supporting the GPF.

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Pozo Azul 2017

2017: A 7 day camp was made, with an interim camp in Tipperary. The main camp was beyond Sump 3 around 8 km from the entrance. From this camp several trips were required to transport kit for a dive in S6. This sump was explored for a further 140 m to an unexpected depth of 40 m where equipment issues prevented further progress.

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Tresviso 2017

2017: Tresviso 2017 focused exploration in the Cueva del Nacimiento in the Urdon Gorge (Tresviso, Cantabria). Avens at the back end were climbed, increasing the height to +534 m from the entrance, and with more leads identified. Sump 2 in Cueva del Marniosa was dived, with dry stream passage found beyond.

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Expedition insurance

Cavers travelling abroad on expedition have had many concerns regarding their travel insurance – is cave exploration covered? Will the insurer actually pay out?
The BCA have been working hard on behalf of their members to solve this problem and are pleased to announce the launch of BCA Member Caving Cover.
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