Houping 2004 Expedition Diary

Diary:

Date Summary T.U. (h)
2004.04.25 Rob arrives in HK
2004.04.28 Rob arrives in Guilin
2004.05.01 Duncan, Erin, Rob move to Yangshuo
2004.05.08 Miss bus to Liuzhou, sesh at Jane's Place
2004.05.09 Bus to Liuzhou, wait all day for 2am train
2004.05.10 Train to Chongqing (27 hours)
2004.05.11 Bus to Wulong (5.5 hours!), sort gear, night in Wulong
2004.05.12 Bus to Houping. Dinner + beers.
2004.05.13 Carry to EWD. Arrange accomodation. Survey Ma Wan Dong 2
2004.05.14 Epic carry to EWD. Survey Confabulator in EWD 4
2004.05.15 No survey tape. Kill XXX pitch; good leads found off W Finger 8.5
2004.05.16 SWD- pitch off W side of Finger - Random Walk streamway 10
2004.05.17 Drop pitch in Xiong Jia Dong; finish Ma Wan Dong lower entrance 6
2004.05.18 Rig 2 pitches in EWD Kings' Canyon; R + D survey "40m QM" 7
2004.05.19 Rig Kings' Canyon to horizontal passage; Freak Lime; E loses belt 12
2004.05.20 R + D survey Square Root in EWD 7
2004.05.21 R + D survey Blackburn Lancashire in EWD; E goes to Tongzhi 6
2004.05.22 R + D survey over 1km in Chicken Run, Wrong Trousers + Ladder Chamber in EWD 9
2004.05.23 Fester + write cave descriptions. Baijiu 0
2004.05.24 Flashbulb photos in SWD; survey Sleight of Hand 10
2004.05.25 Survey 72 minute streamway 9
2004.05.26 Rob draws up surveys, E + D go digging in Feng Dong 2
2004.05.27 Survey Feng Dong 10
2004.05.28 Carry everything to Houping; banquet w/Er Wang Dong crowd
2004.05.29 Bus to Wulong; meet Mr. Li; wash gear
2004.05.30 Huibang offices shut; email + barbeque
2004.05.31 Sort gear at Huibang; bus to Chongqing; train from Chongqing