on the images below to
find out about these past expeditions
All these trips have only been
possible through the ongoing partnership between the
China Caves Project
(founded by Andy Eavis and Tony Waltham)
Guilin Institute of Karst Geology
that has been forged by nearly 30 years of exploration.
Welcome support has also been previously given by the Ghar
Parau Foundation and the Mount Everest Foundation for some
of the above expeditions.
We are grateful to the Ghar Parau Foundation for their promised assistance
towards the current Guangxi2010 Expedition.
China arguably has the most spectacular karst scenery in the world and
beneath this lies a plethora of unexplored cave passage, mammoth chambers
and large underground rivers. Not surprisingly, this natural wealth
continues to attract growing numbers of explorers from around the world.
Expedition dates: 23 September to 15
Follow our progress and see our photos
on the Diary
This will be the ninth time that members of the Yorkshire
have ventured to China in recent years to make make joint exploration
with Chinese cavers. Although the 2000 expedition was exclusively
a YRC trip to mark the millennium, subsequent trips have been
supported by members of the following UK clubs: Wolverhampton
Caving Group, Gloucester Speleological Society, Scarborough
Caving Club, Craven Pothole Club and on our latest trip, the
Earby Caving Club. The ranks have been further swelled by cavers
from France, Switzerland, Tazmania and most recently Hungary.
The Guangxi 2010 Expedition will be returning
to Leye County, Guangxi Province 10 years on
from their first visit of 2000. We hope to celebrate the China
Caves Project's involvement in cave exploration in this
area alongside our Chinese friends the Flycat Explorers.
From here we will return to nearby Fengshan County
to renew our special friendship with the town and its local people.
Several known leads from earlier expeditions will be explored
and could hold the key to connecting the Ma Wang Dong
and 37Km Jiang Zhou cave systems by means of
the underground river system that is known to exist hidden beneath
the impressive karst landscape of this beautiful region.