expeHaba Xue Shan expedition

Nom : Haba Xue Shan expedition
Année : 2013
Date : 24/08/2013 15/09/2013
Nationalité : Anglaise
Organisateurs : OUCC
Members List : [7]
Gavin Lowe, Steve Macnamara, Steve McCullagh, Nick Edwards, Kayleigh Gilkes, Jock Read, Ed Whelan.

Résumé :

The Haba Xue Shan Expedition took place from 24th August to 15th September, 2013. The aim was to search for caves on the south-east ridge of Haba Xue Shan in Yunnan Province, China. The mountain is 5396m high, and rises 3800m above the Jinsha Jiang (Yangtze River), giving the potential for an extremely deep cave.

The expedition found four caves, all of them quite small, and all fully explored. The rock in the area is very thinly bedded, making it rather shattered. Further, while it is clear that a lot of water is sinking underground, it is doing so spread across a large area, rather than concentrated in particular spots; as a result, the caves that have been formed soon become too narrow to be passable.

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