Luota 2005 Project



15 February 2005 - 28 February 2005


Luota County, Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China


Luota is a karst area in northwest Hunan with over 900m of relief, numerous cave entrances and a large resurgence. The Chinese government proposes to build a 180m high dam at the resurgence to generate much needed power.


Assist the Karst Institute to assess dam feasibility by exploring and mapping caves in the area. Also assess the area's potential for future expeditions.

Expedition Members

  •  Chen Hong Feng
  •  Driver Chen Zhi Bing
  •  Duncan Collis
  •  Prof. Li Zhao Lin
  •  Prof. Liang Bin
  •  Liang Xiao Ping
  •  Erin Lynch
  •  Prof. Xia Ri Yuan