Liangshan 2009 Expedition



14 July 2009 - 28 August 2009


Yanyuan County, Sichuan Province, China


A 2006 reconnaissance expedition confirmed that Yanyuan is a large area of limestone karst with numerous cave entrances, and has potential for caves that are up to 2,100m deep. We only had time to descend into a few cave entrances at intermediate elevations, one of which is still ongoing 120 metres below ground.


The expedition will return Yanyuan to explore cave entrances on the uppermost limestone plateau. The expedition will also continue exploration for caves in a remote area of Gansu that has only recently opened up to foreigners.

Expedition Members