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The underground pictures and some of the surface pictures were shot using an "instant camera with flash". I was actually pleasantly surprised at the decent quality of most of these pictures. More pictures will be added when I get round to scanning them in -- and if any other expedition members have pictures they want to share, e-mail them to me as reasonable size Jpegs and I'll post them up. Clicking on the thumbnails should bring up an enlargement.  Steve Roberts.

Cave 39/4: A promising and exciting dig.. that went... and stopped.

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Claire, Paul, Ben at the entrance after the first breakthrough.

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Andrew hammering at the squeeze just before the end.

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Jon attempting the squeeze and finding his bum's too big.

Pozu del Xitu (1/5). Exploring upstream from Customs Hall.

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Pip emerging from Climax Rift.

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Pip and Paul in a refreshment break at Customs Hall.

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Steve descends into the rift below Customs Hall.

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Oxford: Bevington Road. Trailer and Landrover packed, ready to go.

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2 days later, in Covadonga. The Gordon Foundation providing reliable transport!

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The drive up. Bottom set, bottom gear. Lynn at the wheel.

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Steve starting the walk up to Ario from Los Lagos.


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Ario: Looking over the Cares gorge to the central massif of the Picos de Europa.

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Andrew strolls back from a night beneath the Newt.

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The view down to Ario from the summit of Jultayu.

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Andrew in the eyehole above the entrance to 2/7.

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Lynn in the kitchen shelter at Ario.


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Group photograph #2 
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Group photograph #1 
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Pictures by John Wilcock

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Early morning at Ario Camp - nobody is up yet!

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Harvey and Andy surveying 39/4.

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The Singing Pastor shearing.

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Jou Julagua Polje

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Roca Naranja Polje

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View across the Cares Gorge: by day & at sunset

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Area 4 Upper Bowl West