Untamed River Caving Expedition (Papua New Guinea)
The objective of this 12-man team was to explore the underground course of the Nare River (the 'Untamed River') in East New Britain, off Papua New Guinea. After three weeks underground, with at least eight crossings of the main stream, both the 'Flying Dutchman' and the furthest point ('Apocalypse Now'), reached by an earlier French team, were passed. Five cavers reached an impassable section at 'Armageddon'. Upstream on the Nare, the Gouvi Bougalawe and Pavie cave systems were explored and mapped.