We are pushing forward with the development of the new cave site close to Wild Lodge 2 in Muang Khong and have secured a camp ground close to the entrance.
This is on a piece of land cleared 20 years ago from the forest so we plan on establishing an Eco camp site and reforesting over the next couple of years to return it to post encroachment state.
We will be putting on some conservative bolts in the next couple months so that we we use the cave we can tie off aluminum caving ladders protected via top rope for ingress/egress from the River exit end of the cave.
We will be conducting a survey to confirm water levels in the cave during the coming wet season and fixing some level markers. The cave itself is a 1.9km journey with squeezes and false ceiling off from the main route, an ideal introduction to caving which we will be incorporating into the 2012 UWCSEA Yr 8 expedition program.