The Ghar Parau Foundation

A 100% voluntary-based charity providing grant-aid assistance for British caving expeditions to all corners of the world.

Photo: Sunbeams in Doline 1 Hang Son Doong, Vietnam. (Ryan Deboodt)

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About us

The Ghar Parau Foundation is a 100% voluntary-based charity. Through the management of an investment fund, the GPF provides grant aid to British caving expeditions, in particular those that include an element of innovative exploration or scientific study.

Since 2007, the GPF has awarded £128,850 to 206 expeditions travelling to 47 different countries.

We are also particularly keen to encourage young cavers into expedition caving. Over the last 17 years, the GPF has additionally awarded 100 individual grants to cavers going on their first foreign expedition.

Photo: Alum Pot, Yorkshire Dales, UK (Mark Burkey)

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