Jaskinie - The Caves, issue 15

Jaskinie - The Caves, issue 39 (2/2005)


Göll - 2004 - Zbigniew Rysiecki

The group of cavers from WKTJ from Poznań led by Zbigniew Rysiecki has been exploring caves in the Göll massif for few years. Schartenschacht has been the main aim of the expedition this year. This cave is considered by Zbigniew Rysiecki to be one of the most difficult caves. Polish cavers have reached the depth of 924 m and they suppose that this is the erosive base of this part of the massif.
Low camp and Schartenschacht
pass, ph. Z. Rysiecki
Near the Schartenschacht Entrance,
ph. Z. Rysiecki
Section of Schartenschacht

Polarny Kras 2004 Expedition - Mariusz Polok, Włodzimierz Porębski

Fourteen cavers from KS Aven and Speleoklub D±browa Górnicza went in summer 2004 to Svalbard to search for caves in the Hilmarfjellet massif in the Sörkappland, Westspitsbegen. Only small, non-promissing caves have been found and surveyed in the massif as well as in Tsejbysjovfjellet and Gnĺlberget on the Hornsund fjord. Several glacier wells were located and their GPS data are given in the table.

Good bye sun!
Cracks on Bungebreen

Our Tennen - Marcin Furtak

Fifteen cavers from Bobry Żagań and two from Legnica, led by Marcin Furtak, explored Jack Daniels Höhle in Tennengebirge in Austria. They deepened the main series from -400 m to -615 m and a side series from -200 m to -330 m, at the top of another deep pitch. A series of smaller caves was explored and GPS positions were determined for known entrances.

Beginning of D-12, ph. M. Furtak
C-5, ph. D. oleksy
Section of Jack Danniels Cave

The third thousand in Feichtnerschacht - Jakub Nowak

Kitzsteinhorn massif in Austria was visited in April 2005 by 15 cavers led by Andrzej Ciszewski, most of them from KKTJ Kraków. The aim was to continue exploration in Feichtnerschacht cave at Fourth Bottom (-780 m). The exploration was led from level -450 m because of vertical or narrow character of lower series. From -780 m, after narrow meander a series of pitches led to water course with draught. The cave was explored down to a head of another pitch at -1088 m. This is the third series reaching -1000 m in this cave which was formed in - mica-bearing carbonate schists. The cave is 4800 m long.

White Bridge, ph. J. Nowak
Room at -150, ph. J. Nowak
White Cascades, ph. J. Nowak

News from Poland

Z Filarami Cave once more time - Andrzej Wojtoń

A new discoveries in Z Filarami Cave (Sudety) are described. There was 63 m explored and the cave is 633 m long now. The cave was formed between sandstone and dolomite.

Caves in Szczepanek - karst system in Middle Triassic Carbonates - Wojciech Rogala

Ten small new caves have been surveyed near Strzelce Opolskie in Silesia, an area built of Middle Triassic Carbonates. The author suggests that all of them are the parts of one system dissected during exploitation in the quarry.

Transport team on their way to Schartenschacht, ph. Z. Rysiecki, Goll, Austria

Archaeologia rustica - Andrzej Górny, Mariusz Szelerewicz

In May 2005 Andrzej Górny, Mariusz Szelerewicz and Mariusz B±k visited the cave situated on the hill of Jastrzębnik in Kroczyce Rocks (the Kraków-Wieluń Upland), where cases of digging up deposits were observed. Monuments and geological specimens obtained in such a way are usually sold on the mineral markets.

New caves in Ponidzie - Agnieszka Markowiak, Artur Ponikiewski

A few small caves was explored and surveyed in the Nida Valley gypsum karst area. The most interesting is Studnia Prababci Emilii. The cave was discovered seventy years ago.

Sailing to Vitkovski's glacier onboard "Eltanin" sailboat, Spitsbegen.

Cave protection in Polish law - Jan Urban

Legal protection of caves in Poland is based on two basic acts: Nature Protection Law and Historical Monuments Protection and Care Law. Caves are protected if they are within protected areas such national parks, nature reserve and others. Caves outside such areas may be protected if they are "especially precious elements of inanimate nature". Discovery of archaeological or palaeontological material is an important argument for protection of its host cave by local authorities. The author also presents numbers of caves protected because of their location in national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas.

Michal Gradziński, Grzegorz Haczewski, Jakub Nowak, Mariusz Szelerewicz, Renata Tęczar, Wojciech W. Wi¶niewski
Andrzej Ciszewski, Agnieszka Gajewska, Maja Szelerewicz, Andrzej Wojtoń
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