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This section of the wiki is just a tool to help get expo 2012 preparation done in a coordinated fashion.
Once the tasks and discussions below become more concrete they will be transferred to the main Expo website so that the expo website remains up to date.
Things that need Attention
- Purchased food before/at Expo 2012
- Information about the Toll Road
- Who and When
- Expo 2011/List of what was left at Base Camp
- Expo 2011/List of what was left at Top Camp
- Expo 2011/Things NOT to bring or buy as already too much
- Expo 2011/List of what DOES need buying or bringing
The Schwarzmooskogel system is the most extensive cave system below the Loser Plateau, that, if connected, would bring up a total length of around 100 km and a depth of over 1 km. Of this CUCC has contributed by surveying over 65 km.
In 2011 a breakthrough was made by connecting Tunnockschacht (258) with Steinbrückenhöhle (204), creating a system of the combined length of 28 km. The main aim of this year's expedition will be to connect Kaninchenhöhle (161), which is part of the Schwarzmooskogel system, to the Tunnockschacht-Steinbrückenhöhle system (258/204), which will create a combined system exceeding 90 km.
During the 2009/2011 expeditions, CUCC returned to the furthest reaches of the northern part of Kaninchenhöhle, replaced permanent rigging and continued surveying where the original exploration had left off in the 1990s. This area is now within 45 m of the 258/204 system. The description of the cave from both sides, leads us to assume that a connection should possible during this coming expedition.
There will be three further proposed objectives of the expedition. We will return to the north reaches of 258 to extend the system in uncharted territory which is likely to yield high returns, as it currently lies empty on the map. The area to south of the current exploration hotspot is another promising land, currently devoid of a large system: we will return to Marylin Monroe Höhle (148) and Eislufthöhle (76), which lie some distance away from the current southernmost explored front of the 204/258/161 area. Furthermore we will return to Hauchhöhle (234), which lies between the likely connection area of 204/258 and 161.
|Task||Person in charge___||Status_____|
|Expo Training Weekend||Serena & Mark D||Wrap up + Slides to do|
|Bierbook and Seshbook||Adrian||Underway|
|First Aid Kits||Serena/Olly M||Underway|
|Rescue Grab Bag/Rescue Dump||Serena/Dour||Underway|
|Expo Computer||Wookey||To be Done|
|Troggle||?||To Be Done|
|Website Update||?||To Be Done|
|Surveys||Becka||To Be Done|
|Sponsorship photos||Andrew Atkinson?||To Be Done|
|Austrian Conference Liaison|
|Jolly Comms||Becka||To Be Done|
Hidden Earth 2011 Conference
These aren't specific tasks that need to be done but things to think about and discuss: