Qikeng Dong 2002 Expedition

Overview

Dates:

6 September 2002 - 3 December 2002

Location:

Tianxing Village, Jiang Kou Township, Wulong County, Chongqing Municipality, China

Background:

In August 2002 Qikeng Dong was pushed to a level of horizontal development at -707m where 2 km of small passage led to a 10m wide streamway, presumed to be the master cave for Tianxing. Qikeng Dong has potential to be China's first kilometer deep cave, but a new dam on the Furong Jiang will reduce it's depth potential in December making it essential to complete exploration in 2002.

Objectives:

Explore up and downstream along Acheron Stremway in Qikeng Dong. Push Qikeng Dong to -800m and beyond.

Expedition Members