York University Cave and Pothole Club

Explorations in the Picos de Europa

View over the Cares Gorge from Vega Huerta (Photo: Dave Milne)



Expedition Summaries
1984    1987    1990
1985    1988    1991
1986    1989    1994

Pozo de Cuetalbo (M2)
Pozo de Llastrale (β3)
Sima de Cotalbin (K903) Thesaurus Fragilis (M921)

Survey Galleries

Image Galleries

Camping in β3, 1990

Caving Clubs
Caving in the Picos



Location    Elevation    Plan

Pozu la Llerona (β10)

β10 is a bright spacious cave. It was first explored in 1985, when it reached a depth of about 300 m. This first part of the cave is made up of deep, roomy shafts, El Autobus and Pozo Peperonatta. A pitch ramp series, El Tocahuevos, was explored in 1986 leading to the final 62 m pitch and then to the final, diminishing Meandro de los Naciones. A further extension by way of a shaft paralleling the final 62 m pitch was added in 1991.

Location    X:    Y:    Z m    Depth    -385 m



Excerpt from Caves & Caving 30 York University - Picos de Europa 1985, Caves & Caving, Nov 1985, 30, 18-20 Neil Kemp in English. PDF (872 kB)
SEII Journal from 1991 Expedicion Picos - 91, SEII in Spanish. PDF (27MB) (Cover)

WebAuthor: D.Milne[at]Tesco.Net