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Video of exploration on Sarisariñama tepui in Venezuela

The Tepui project, due to the Venezuelan political situation, is experiencing a break. But it is always in our thoughts and we continue to work.

The amount of data the quartz caves are giving us is enormous. And just as enormous is the work of Vittorio who has completed the video editing of the last expedition on the Tepui Sarisariñama. Perhaps the most difficult to reach among those so far entered the project.

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Report of the expedition Shtares 2017

Again this year we returned to the mountains of the Albanian Alps to participate in the "Shtares 2017" project organized by the Martinese Speleological Group in collaboration with the Faentino Speleological Group, La Venta, GSB-USB of Bologna and sponsored by the Italian Speleological Society. The last expedition ended with the discovery of a very promising cave near the village of Vrna and Great in the Tropoje district, where only the first 300 m could be explored. This year we came back with the main goal of continuing the exploration of this cave called “Shpella Shtares”.

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Returned from Iran

Finally, once get back, we can give you news of the Qala Cave Project expedition.

The big pit has been down to the bottom (562 meters) and finally a serious photo documentation has been made. What is not easy with 640 meters of ropes, 9 hours of tip and only 6C of internal temperature.

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First call from Iran

A first phone call telling us of a long way to approach. 10 hours of run loads of monstrous backpacks, 19 kilometers of trails for 1300 meters in altitude. And only a mule who, poorly, did two trips to bring it all to the heights. However, being foreigners had to lengthen the way to avoid a forbidden military zone.

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Published the discovery of the oldest wine: found in the caves of Mount Kronio

Monte Kronio and its caves, the theater of the recent explorations of La Venta in collaboration with the Commissione Grotte Eugenio Boegan of Trieste, made a new unexpected result: in the cracks of the Copper Age found in them was found and studied the oldest wine in the world that has been discovered to have nearly 6,000 years.

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Iran 2017 - Qala Cave Project

Several years have passed since, between a descent and the other in the hell of the Kronio, I spoke with Giovanni of distant mountains with potential boundaries. The common passion for Central Asia led us inevitably to talk about Iran, and the fabulous Zagros. -Hey boy, will you be one of those who want to be hired? Propose something serious if you can.

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