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Tolminski Migovec Cave Exploration
Sledi Vetra 2012
July 13th – August 19th 2012
News and Updates
We presented some of our findings at Hidden Earth 2012, the slides are available as PDF (39MB), the original Libreoffice ODP (88MB) and online via Scribd or Speaker Deck. 216 Slides, and rather confusing without the description, but better than nothing!
Union Tour Report - best single source of written info
1974-2006 Written Report: The Hollow Mountain
Written Reports (Pre 2012)
2012-03-Slovenia-Caving-ICCC-Explo-Soc-Talk - Slides by Jarvist Frost summarising last three years exploration.
Izgubljeni Raj 2011 Interim Report
Vodna Sled 2010 Interim Report [18 page PDF]
Brezzvezdna Noc 2009 GPF Report [4 page PDF] |
Votla Gora 2008 Interim Report [Wiki] |
Tolmin is on the edge of the Julian Alps in Western Slovenia. There is a train station at Most na Soci, and buses come up both from Nova Gorica (Gorizia on the Italian side) and Ljublijana. Cheapest flights are generally to Trieste with Ryanair, but also check out Venice and Easyjet to Ljublijana.
Tolminski Migovec can be seen all the way from the Most na Soci lake, and is most easily accessed by driving up to Tolminske Ravne (912m) which has a fully Tarmac'd road built for the hydro electric facility. The walking track then takes you up to 1500m through switchbacks in the forest (very sticky when its hot in the valley) to Planina Kal (aka. The Shepherd's Huts). If there's clag down in the valley, there is sometimes a stunning view. From here take the middle path that heads straight up (via switchbacks) towards Mig before heading north along the edge of the plateau, before the final set of switchbacks and scree to gain the Gateway.
As a complement to 'Vodna Sled' (Following / Stalking the Water), this year we 'Sledi Vetra' - Follow the Wind!
Sponsorship and Thanks
Ghar Parau Foundation - Expedition equipment fund (rope!).
Starless River - Expedition equipment & advice.
Imperial College Trust> and Imperial College Union - Tour funding (transport)