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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.

 

 
International Glacier Caving Camp, first updates

igcc_04The international camp already counts 17 people between Italian and English.

The weather that does not promise anything good yesterday opened at 10 allowing us to fly by helicopter wrapped in a surreal light!

Today we begin the scientific exploration activities!

The evening we reserve a sea of ​​stars and hopefully lower temperatures!

Stay tuned!

 
International Glacier Caving Camp

igcc_logoThe first International Glacier Caving Camp is about to begin.

The organizers Alessio Romeo and Francesco Sauro are traveling to the Gorner Glacier having recovered material in the warehouse of La Venta.
Today, the helicopter will bring to the glacier logistical materials and food for the 40 participants who will take turns in the 10-day range.

The 18th twenty cavers will begin exploration of the ice caves.
At The camp will participate Italian, French, British, Swiss and Hungarians.

The exploration of the glaciers continues to open new doors to scientific researches, including such aimed at biological and paleo-climatological studies.

The official website of this initiative is: www.insidetheglaciers.wordpress.com

And here are the first pictures.

 
In the House of the Gods - Support a documentary film about the mysterious caves of the Tepuis Lost World

La Casa degli DeiAncient caves, billion-year-old secrets
Caves are among the last uncharted places on Earth. The caves of the tepuis — the tabletop mountains on the border of Venezuela and Brazil — have been isolated for hundreds of millions of years. Exploring these caves is like stepping back in time to discover clues about Earth’s deep past.
Since 2009, La Venta Geographic Exploration team has led five expeditions into the tepui massifs. We discovered tens of kilometers of underground passages, carved in quartz, hiding mysterious forms of life, new minerals for science, and incredible landscapes. Because of these efforts, local indigenous “Pemon” communities consider these caves the House of the Gods: sacred places where living creatures and crystals are fused in a unique organism.