Tolminski Migovec Cave Exploration
Imperial College Caving Club has run joint expeditions with JSPDT to the Julian alps in Western Slovenia most summers since 1994. The destination is Tolminski Migovec, a large undulating limestone plateau located about 6km North of the town of Tolmin within the Triglav national park.
Located midway between Tolminski Kuk and Vogel at approximately N 46 15' E 013 45' (Google Maps Satellite Data), the large area offers enormous scope for further cave development.
Expedition base camp is located at 1880m above sea level on the western edge of the plateau, with the Bivvi situated in a large shakehole benefiting from the shelter of a [distinctly unstable looking] rock bridge.
Written Report: The Hollow Mountain (1974-2006)
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Introduction and Pre-Expedition
1994 A frustrating start to ICCC's Slovenian Exploration
1995 Winter Recce Blowing holes through snow indicate great potential
1995 Perserverance leads to the first breakthrough
1996 Three caves connected, major horizontal development
1997 Camping at -600m, pushing to -970m
1998 Another deep year camping in System Migovec
1999 Higher leads in the system pushed & surveyed
2000 Year of the Rain: Vrtnarija (Gardeners' World) found & pushed to -400m
2001 Year of the Sun: Hard pushing leads to Friendship Gallery at -550m
2003 A new underground Bivvi: Camp X-Ray
2004 Vast horizontal development continues at -800m
2005 More pushing in GW while plateau further explored
2006 No expedition, but a long Autumn recce
Geology Spelegenosis and Geology of the Tominski Migovec plateau, by Dr Paul Huggins
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