Oliero, it is quite an impressive power cave. Probably the most visited and largest Alpine cave
In 2006 the project was formed to make a Grade 3 map, quite a challenging task to survey
the over 5km of explored passages as most of
them hold an average depth of 50mt and max
depth of about 70 mt .
Specially cause the original line has not length markings what so ever, is damage, broken or missing and will have to be replace or redone. However exciment build up quick as we realized that discovery and exploration of new passages is certainly a possibility.
Thru a survey the “shallow section” of Cogol di
Siori. The teams gather enough information to create a 3D map from main entrance to the bedding plain called "laminatoio".
One objective reach was to find a better route to by
pass the tight laminatoio with long range cave
diving gear, we found one bigger and shorter and
call it the “shortcut” . While in this search process
we visit also a fracture tunnel, also call “laminatoio
verticale”, so there are actually 3 possibilities of
circuit in the Oliero cave shallow section. The
fracture area is not recomended in heavy flow.
Here are some preliminary maps we hope you
enjoy them as much as we did in making them
and expect Oliero cave system to display a grade
3 map in the near future.
The oliero cave system is located in
the Italian Alps near the dolomites.
Is the longest and most complex cave
system in the Alpine Area
Oliero Cave System Survey &
The survey progress :
-Siori to P400mts
-Siori to P800mts
-Siori to P1.3km
-Veci to P400mts
-Veci to P1km
-Veci cavern map to Date
Project Objectives :
-Survey Oliero Cave Passages
-Produce a Grade 3 map
-Explore Oliero cave system Passages
-Siori Survey to 1.4 km
-Veci survey to 1.1 km
-Map 1 production
February 15 2012
1st Explorer of
the Oliero Cave
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