Sil Iannello

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VSA’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations: Grand View Hotel, Fairfield

VSA has booked the venue for our 50th year of caving achievements. What is happening: There will be nibbles provided at the start of the evening. Dinner: There is no need to prepay for dinner, you can buy your drinks and dinner on the night Games: There will be light cave games to play: So …

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Fauna of a granite cave: first data from Britannia Creek Cave (3GP10-48)

Published report by VSA member Silvana Iannello | Fauna of a granite cave: first data from Britannia Creek Cave (3GP10-48). Abstract There are few studies in Australia on the fauna of granite caves. Britannia Creek Cave is a granite cave heavily used for recreation yet it has never been mapped nor has the cave fauna …

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Great weekend of caving in Bucahn Doug, Sil, Shane, Kyle, Abhi

VSA visits NSW Jenolan’s Mammoth & Oolight 2014

DD31 2014

Cave Craze for women

Shape magazine article Please click here to see VSA latest ladies in action Caving Craze


VSA has been running one trip per year into this great cave since about 2009. The cave is highly protected due to its excellent state of preservation, so the trips are rare, carefully managed, and always have a genuine working objective. So far the main objective has been to check and improve the mapping of …

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An update from a caver friend in NZ.

A cavers holiday diary By Andrew Smith Greg came running from the car to my front door, close on his heals was Seb running to dodge the down pour. “Got the jug on” It was obvious that the mid day start was not going to happen. This was the setting for the first chapter in …

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Elk River trip report

I’m going to have to interrupt my recounting of our Indonesia adventures (Part 1 and Part 2 so far) to bring you up to date on this weekend in Elk River. We had an epic 17 hour trip underground to achieve the stated mission of extending the line in sump 9. My last trip into Elk was back in …

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Skipton Lava Cave trip July 2013

  If I said something about a Saturday adventure starting at 11.15am with milky coffee, a farmer’s paddock, sheep and a man wearing pink overalls… you probably wouldn’t have thought I was speaking about a caving trip. But, that’s exactly how a day out at Mt Widderin started. Given the ‘beginner’ status of the trip …

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