SMCC Nan 2014 Expedition


The fourth Shepton Mallet Caving Club expedition to Nan from 18-27 February 2014 was again very successful. Fourteen cavers spent nine days in the field, extending Tham Pha Phueng, the deepest cave in Thailand, to a sump at -476m and surveying a total of 4.6km of cave passage.

Highlights included:-
Cave NA0122/NA0135: explored and surveyed to a length of 1,880m and vertical range of 100m.  
Cave NA0121: explored and surveyed to a length of 633m and depth of 73m.
Tham Bpaet Sip: started the exploration of this cave. Length so far 493m and depth 92m
Tham Champi: surveyed 373m.
Cave NA0100: surveyed 256m.
Cave NA0134: surveyed to a length of 290m and depth of 87m.
Tham Rai Phin: Explored a series of wet shafts to a depth of over 150m.

We would like to thank our sponsors: EVA Air, Travis Perkins and the Ghar Parau Fund.
The expedition would not have happened without our Thai 'support staff' and the good people at the Ban Mani Phruk Security Development Project: En, Yuphin, Puoy, Aye, Noy, Jaeng, Wilot and Mr Phinit.