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The Association La Venta is a research group that organizes and runs various geographical exploration projects with particular attention to the underground world. Such projects are carried out using a multi-disciplinary approach, developing new ideas and using new research and dissemination strategies.
To achieve this goal, La Venta uses human resources and techniques acquired over twenty years of research carried out in extraordinary environments such as rain forests, depths of glaciers, remote mountains and endless underground labyrinths.


Chiapas 2014. Lessons.

L'unica acqua presente in selva. Bejugo de agua.Oh yes, it happens to take lessons. It happens and how.

The first lesson was given to us by the weather. Has entered what here they call "norte". A cold wind from the north that brings rain and moisture from the Pacific. So we understand that we can not always decide by ourself what to do and where to do it. We must first ask for permission to nature.

The second lesson was dictated by the cave. We make plans, we decide dates you move to other places. Then you pass a little lake and a dark huge and deep "force" you to change all planes. In Montebonito perhaps the ropes will not be enough. Or so we all hope.

Chiapas 2014, works began

Al museo di antropologiaAnd after a journey that seems endless here we are once again in Chiapas. The obligatory stop in Mexico City was made fruitful by making a tour of the National Museum of Anthropology. And the photo with the "big head" could not miss!

Arrived in Chiapas the early hours have served to do the shopping and to prepare the materials of the three operating groups.


Chiapas 2014Here we go. Wednesday we will start the expedition «Chiapas 2014», to the Rio La Venta Canyon and Selva El Ocote, a spectacular karstic area in the western part of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. We're going to continue the explorative work initiated by our association more than twenty years ago that, with almost thirty expeditions, has enabled us to discover and document an immense underground world.

Down there the mountains are pierced by large rivers that have carved galleries, halls and salons of colossal dimensions. It is an underground network of hundreds, perphas thousands of miles, and we have only begun to discover it. Searching for caves around the world is the way we travel, moving a bit further, even slightly, the boundaries of the known world.