洞穴学
中国探险学会是中国两个积极的洞穴研究机构之一。以云南大学昆明自然和文化保护中心为基地,这只队伍聚集了很多国家的探洞学者,包括来自斯洛文尼亚、法国、英国、罗马尼亚、保加利亚、越南的学者。张帆,中国探险学会中国主任,是领队。张帆、中国探险学会以及刘宏保持着在云南一次探险时的垂直距离267米的记录。这支队伍也协助组织并参与在贵州举行的中国第一届国际探洞比赛。

 

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ZOOLOGICAL KINGDOM OF THE UNDERWORLD

Zhang Fan
September 2009
Translated by Wong How Man


Buddhist pagoda marking entrance to Precious Bull Horn CaveOver lunch, I raised my glass to toast Mengyuan Village Chief Ayan, our host who is of Dai minority, after we completed exploring the cave. Four of us in our team started our exploration on August 29 soon after we arrived at the nature reserve of Xishuangbanna in southern Yunnan. In all, we explored a series of four caves to map and identify the biodiversity within these caves.

“Bao Niu Jiao Dong”, or Precious Bull Horn Cave, is the largest and took fully three days to explore. The other three caves took an additional three days. For the last few days, Ayan send two villagers each day to deliver food inside the cave for us. For us who lived in darkness all day long, such simple meal with rice and roast pork surpassed any banquet.

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