Tim Allen with Jane Allen, Sam Allshorn, Mark Brown, Kevin Dixon, Andy Eavis, Pete Hall, Matt Kirby, Ian Lawton, Liz Lawton, Dr Gina Moseley, John Palmer, Mark Richardson, Robbie Shone, Meg Stark, Hugh St Lawrence, Richard Walters and Mark Wright (February-March 2011)
Despite 18 previous ‘Mulu Caves’ expeditions to the Gunnung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, apparently there still remains plenty of work to explore and map the extensive cave system. With the advantage of new technology, this team undertook some ambitious technical objectives, including a 3D laser scan & panoramic photography in the enormous Sarawak Chamber, plus radio location and exploration of new passages. All the major objectives were successfully achieved, and although full analysis of the results will take some time, the team surveyed more than 15 km of ‘new’ passage of which about 13 km were in Whiterock Cave. Total lengths are now Whiterock 80.4 km and Clearwater 189.1 km, making the latter the world’s eighth longest system.