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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.

The activities and knowledge of La Venta on Le Scienze and Plein Air

lescienzepleinairIs a moment of outputs on widely read magazines for La Venta.

On Le scienze on sale (italian edition of the prestigious Scientific American) a wonderful interview for the signing of Claudia Di Giorgio to Francesco Sauro focused primarily on the research activities related to explorations in the Tepui and more generally in the quarzite rocks. There are still many discoveries awaiting us in these places isolated from the rest of the world by tens of millions of years.

In the next Plen Air (March), however, there will be a report of the activities at the Arbol de Navidad in Chiapas (Mexico). Has attracted a lot of interest the fact that we have taken the task to protect and save this natural monument. In this case there is also a preview of the website:

The descent to the Arbol

Scendendo sugli attacchi Raumer

On December 3, in the early afternoon, after reaching the field in the top area (about 3 hours walking) we started the descent towards the Arbol de Navidad and the Grijalva River. It took about 4 hours to overcome a height difference of only 90 mt because of the work of securing the wall.

The day 4 we arrived to overcome a height difference of other 150 m. About 8 hours of work due to the long sections leaning full of vegetation prickly and stinging and the huge stones to throw down for our safety.

New Executive Board for La Venta

ciccio_presidenteHas passed a new three-year period in the life of our association. And with this deadline were renewed corporate offices.
First we want to thank all the past Council and in particular the President Giovanni Badino for what they did for all of us and for the geographical and caving research.
And wish a good job to the new Council for the three years ahead full of new projects to start and old projects to be pursued.
The new board consists of: Francesco (Ciccio) Lo Mastro - President, Enzo Procopio - Vice Presidente and secretary, Francesco Sauro - Vice President, Tullio Bernabei - Treasurer, Carla Corongiu, Antonio (Tono) De Vivo, Luca Imperio, Alessio Romeo, Natalino Russo.
To all of them our most sincere wishes!
Finally we want to thank the Gruppo Grotte Treviso for the hospitality and excellent meals !!!