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First news from Perito Moreno

A single bearer. Not enough for an expedition with so much scientific material. So the transport to the refuge Buscaini took two trips of about 7 hours to cover the 12 kilometers that separate it from the starting point of the path.
The start was not hopeful. But luckily it was at least mitigated by the absence of cold. Indeed, from a real presence of an abnormal hot that even allows to move and work in T-shirt. Not a good news for the existence of the glacier!
This aspect is compromising the opportunity to go deep into the glacier. The mills are practically flooded and on the side of the explorations they could do very little.

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Starts today the expedition MaGPat 2017

La Venta Geographic Explorations - Italy, together with the Association Spélé'Ice - France, is organizing an exploratory scientific expedition in Patagonia, called MaGPat (Microalgae and Glaciers of Patagonia), on the glaciers Perito Moreno (Argentina) and Tyndall (Chile).
The expedition, scheduled between March 23 and April 20 of 2017, will take place on two Patagonian glaciers that are originated on the ice cap of the Hielo Continental Sur: the Perito Moreno, located in the "Parque de los Glaciares" in Argentina, and the Tyndall that instead is located in the Chilean Park "Torres del Paine". The expedition, whose objectives are the geographical and speleological explorations, but above all the scientific researchs, is part of a series of explorations started in the early 90s in Patagonia and Greenland as part of a study on the main glaciers and ice caps of the Planet.

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La Venta meets La Karst

The island of Palawan is one of the most uncontaminated paradises of the Philippines where the choice is embarrassing between beaches and awesome beauty bays. Carla and I remain on the island after the expedition, as always held by a long list of wishes not least the caves.

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Returned the expedition to the Puerto Princesa Underground River

The first expedition ended and a lot of work has been done, the instruments have been positioned and are waiting to be discharged in the next expeditions. The UR side branches are many, among them some are very long and complex and to reach them sometimes has required several hours of walking and even swimming. Now however, the number of branches has grown since despite the hundred things to do and the reduced number of people involved were able to find some prosecutions and delight our eyes with other wonders, and the spirit with a beautiful exploration!

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Protection of the natural heritage of the giants crystal cave - Online Petition

Located in Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua, one of the greatest marvels ever discovered, the Cave of Crystals in Naica mine, a heritage of humanity that we all are losing.

In this cave, inside the Naica mine, there are the largest selenite crystal formations of the world. The Association La Venta in collaboration with universities all over the world, has carried there scientific research.

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