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Lancashire Polytechnic Tien Shan Caving Expedition

This reconnaissance expedition was disappointed to find no obvious evidence of karst limestone caves in the Chinese Tien Shan, though there are plenty in the Russian Tien Shan. They investigated the limestone geology of the area and negotiated for a later Sino-British karst cave expedition to the E Kun Lun, described as an 'Alpine Guilin'. (See also 87/4 and 88/12, AJ94, 274, 1989/90.)

July - September 1988
Dr Jim Birchall with Randy Allsop, Tony Bottom, Peter Muckalt, Melvin Penn, Kieran Phelan, Diana Wright and Keith Wright

Other expeditions nearby