Wednesday 23 July 2014

The DistoX2

By Steven Tucker 23 July 2014

As a follow up to the previous article, it is time to announce a new way of surveying in South Africa with some new and very impressive toys, the DistoX2 and a Nexus 7 tablet with TopoDroid installed on it. We decided to test this combination fully over the last few weeks and see what it is capable of. For this enter a cave named Villa Louisa III. According to its description, it’s a fairly large cave and heavily mined. So at the entrance of the cave we switch on the tablet and create a new file named Villa3. The tablet has GPS, so we immediately get the exact coordinates of the cave entrance and make that spot our first survey station.

Sunday 20 July 2014


By Steven Tucker 20 July 2014

If there is something that I am grateful for, it’s the hard work done in the past by cavers in surveying, especially caves like Apocalypse, Wonderfontein, Crystal, Chaos, West Driefontein, Cango, Arnhem, Thabazimbi, Sterkfontein and Bats, ten of the longest caves in Southern Africa. Between the aforementioned there is conservatively sixty five kilometers of surveyed passages. The amount of work put into those is phenomenal.

Wednesday 16 July 2014

New Website Release

By André Doussy 16 July 2014

After several months of discussing possible domain names for the SEC website, we are proud to release our long awaited new website. Not only does this new website provide a lot more detailed information about our club, it also has a new fresh look.