This year the expedition kept a blog with expedition members writing up their experiences. If you fancy finding out more details of what was discovered\explored then please visit the blog here.
Below are the KML outlines of the Agua and Marniosa systems shown in Google Earth. It is believed the sump at the downstream end of Marniosa connects with Agua.
|The two known major systems in the area, Agua on the left and Marniosa on the right. This birds eye view of the area belies the effort required to simply get to the Agua entrance!|
|Derek Cousin crossing the lake at the entrance of Agua. Photo by Russell Brooks.|
|Russell Brooks at the top of the 75m ramp in Agua.|
This year included a lot of work in the high mountains, re-establish old entrances from past and often erroneous coordinates.
The higher mountains are an unforgiving treeless environment with no escape from the sun other than the bitter cold caves and mines located here.
|The long hot walk to the high mountains.|
|Looking back into the valley, this was the area where Pozo Del Castillo was relocated and explored.|
|Spectacular views from the Sierra del a Corta region.|
Marniosa was re-rigged with the expectation of diving the sump and during these rigging trips many photos were taken to show off the many magnificent formations.
|A chamber stuffed full of stals which one must pass through to get to the river.|
|Duncan in Morning chamber in Marniosa. Photo by Russell Brooks.|
|Nic Brooks in Marniosa. Photo by Russell Brooks.|
Staying in Tresviso itself we took over the whole of the bunk house. The locals did not seem to be too concerned with us airing our dirty laundry!
|21 people's worth of caving stuff made for a curious tourist attraction!|