Migovec Cave Exploration
The Expedition - An Introduction
Imperial College Caving Club has run joint expeditions with the JSPDT to the Julian alps in Western Slovenia most summers since 1994. The destination is Tolminski Migovec, a large undulating limestone plateau located about 6km North of the town of Tolmin within the Triglav national park. Located midway between Tolminski Kuk and Vogel at approximately N 46 15' E 013 45' (Google Maps Satellite Data), the large area offers enormous scope for further cave development.
Expedition base camp is located at 1880m above sea level on the western edge of the plateau, with the bivi situated in a large shakehole benefiting from the shelter of a [distinctly unstable looking] rock bridge.
Reports, Surveys and Data
Every year we take hundreds of photos, survey our new findings, produce a extensive written report and full drawn surveys of the entire cave system. You'll find those all on this site. Each year has a page dedicated to it, check the menu, and the page for 2019 is here with the information on the latest expedition.
All of our cave data, updated and worked on throughout the year, is freely accessible in our Github repo.. We are currently redrawing the entire cave system in Therion, and the drawn surveys are now produced automatically and can be found here.
We have also produced books full of entertaining stories, anecdotes, maps, surveys and cartoons from the expedition from it's beginning up to 2006 and from 2012 to 2017. These are The Hollow Mountain 1 and the The Hollow Mountain 3 and they are available for free as a PDF or for printing on demand. Work on The Hollow Mountain II (2006-2012) is underway.