Zhangjiajie 2003 Project

Overview

Dates:

1 December 2003 - 16 December 2003

Location:

Zhangjiajie County, Hunan Province, China

Background:

Zhangjiajie is nature reserve in the foothills of the Wuling Shan range in northwest Hunan. It is a popular Chinese tourist destination due to it's spectacular craggy peaks and rock columns. Locals have reported 16 entrances, including several shafts, one of which was descended by Chen Lixin in 2001.

Objectives:

Assist the Karst Institute in their evaluation of the area by descending and mapping local caves and shafts. In particular, the expedition will focus on an area near Tian Men Shan, a mountain rising to 1500m which has a huge eyehole.

Expedition Members