Wednesday 19 April 2017

Chimanimani 2017

Hello everyone,
We are considering a return expedition to the caves in Chimanimani in Zimbabwe around the middle of October 2017. This is still within the their dry months and should be plenty warmer than August last year!
The main focus will be to explore the newly discovered and only briefly explored Tartarus Cave. Depening on how that goes, other options will be to push question marks in known caves such as Bounding Pot, Black Crystal Abyss and Mawenge Mwena. Then of course, for those who want some time on the surface, there are plenty of potential areas to explore to find new caves!
The current idea is to leave early on Saturday the 14th, arrive that evening in Chimanimani, hike up to the camp site on the 15th. Then spend five days on the mountain and hike down on the 21st and drive back the 22nd.
This is very flexible and if there is interest some can stay longer. 
Costs are estimated at around R10,000 per person, depending on numbers and final dates etc.
If you are at all interested in going, perhaps even as a hiker, please let myself (083 212 0817) or John Dickie (073 985 8068) know.

Sunday 2 April 2017

Chaos/Crystal Weekend

Hello everyone,

John is organising a trip to Chaos and possibly Crystal Caves over the weekend of the 7th to 9th of April.

Arrive Friday afternoon to rig cave entrances, cave Saturday and Sunday before leaving for home.

Rough camping with no facilities other than an old spider infested house you can stay in. So bring everything you need, including water and a spade...

The caves require SRT skills and therefore it is a members only trip. If you haven't SRT'd before bribe me with food and beer to teach you (083 212 0817).

If you are planning on going or want more info contact John at 073 985 8068.

See you next week,