First expedition has 5 clubs: Akita univ. caving club, Waseda univ. explore
club, Tokyo agriculture univ. explore club, Oosaka education univ. Caving Club,
Edogawa Caving Club.
Fenglin Cave Project of Japan
About Fenglin Cave Project
The 'Fenglin' are Chinese which means so-called Tower Karst. "Fenglin
project" was started in 1988 as the project which investigates caves in the Karst area in China which has 'Fenglin'. Then, we did investigation in
Guizhou in 1988 and in 1991. There are a lot of limestone zones in China.
Especially, in Guizhou which is in the Chinese southern part, 80% of the
prefecture area is a limestone area. A lot of caves exist in these lime rock
areas. However, China was doing a non-open policy about 10 years before to the foreigner. Therefore, except for the partial limestone area, the
investigation was in the difficult condition for the foreigner. After that,
entry to the non-open area of the foreigner was eased. Then, cave
investigation was done by the United Kingdom , France and so on . The
condition of the cave in unknown China began to be made clear. Some groups such as "Fenglin project" and "Ritsumeikan university Expedition Club" are
doing an expedition from Japan.
However, the limestone zone in China is wide. The many limestone area where cave investigation isn't done exist. Actually, a new big cave is reported like every year.
We do continuation investigation in China which has the possibility to
discover a big cave. Then, our purpose is to discover a big cave and to
By above-mentioned purpose, "Fenglin Project" plan to do a continuous
expedition and implement it.
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