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Krabi January 2013

12 - 27 January 2013
Shepton Mallet CC Krabi trip.
Tham Thewada:- surveyed to 2,018m.
Tham Klang:- surveyed further to bring length to 867m
Tham Warin:- surveyed to 383m
Tham Khao Rang:- surveyed to 310m
Tham Thep Pratan:- surveyed to 214m
Also explored caves above and below water near Railey Beach.
Paul Dummer, Tiggy Dummer, Ivan Hollis, Phil Collett, Alex Fletcher, Scott Hall, Martin Ellis, Nina Birss, Topaz Aral. Keri Lewis, Glenn Washburn, Yuphin Sopha

A Review of the 2011-2012 Caving Season

At the end of the 2010-2011 caving season review I commented that "the outlook for the 2011-2012 season appears to be quiet as regards to expeditions". As it turned out I was wrong in this prediction and many new caves have been explored and surveyed over the past 12 months.
Starting with some good news I am not aware of any caving fatalities or rescues. If there were any rescues the victims have successful kept this out of the news.

Khorat Caving

One of the rewards of maintaining this website is the trickle of new 'volunteers' to help with the surveying and documentation work. Every now and again an e-mail arrives saying "I will be in Bangkok/Chiang Mai/Krabi for a weekend/fortnight/month – are there any cavers or caving clubs in this area?" These queries are easy to answer as there are no caving clubs in Thailand and only a couple of active ex-pat cavers. However, if the visitor is going to be in an interesting area I sometimes con them into some surveying and prospecting work by offering to meet up to do some caving.