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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.

Mars, or something very similar

atacama2015Thursday, November 26, 2015.

We just returned to the base camp of San Pedro de Atacama after four days in the salt of the Cordillera de la Sal with friends of the Commissione Grotte Eugenio Boegan (CGEB) of Trieste. The advanced camp was on the near plateau about 75 km from the small village of San Pedro, and the journey was for about 60 km on a track that cuts the arid plateau of the Llano de la Paciencia.

Scanning in salt

atacama2015Friday, November 20, 2015.
Today is our first day in Chile operating with the full team.

We plan a visit to one of the simplest and nearest caves in San Pedro, the Cueva de Chulacao. It is a cave about 1 km long, characterized by a wide variety of environments: about 2 meters wide meandering tunnels, passages in salt even more than 10 meters, access shafts (skylight), conduct also more narrow, and a large collapse hall.

On the way home from Baja California

baja2015Wednesday 18. We have the horses. Finally we advanced more in the immense territory of the Sierra de la Asamblea.
We rode for more than 4 hours following the dry channel of an ancient river. The route, after an hour's journey in open territory, was increasingly earning between two overhanging cliffs. All around the cactus "Cardon" and shrubs of "mesquite" hindered the march of our horses. After two more hours we reached the confluence with the arrival of la Asamblea, another ghost watercourse.