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El Regallón 1997

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Expedition Members

Expedition Committee


Nathaniel Mumford


Joanne Whistler


Will Jeremy

Equipment Officers:  

Oliver Hilton & Andy King

Sponsorship Secretary:  

Fleur Loveridge

Medical Officer:  

Tim Guilford

Ian Benson, Fenella Brown, Jonathan Cooper, Rob Garrett, Pete Hartley, Keith Hyams, Gavin Lowe, Paul Mann, Rod Mumford, Alison Waterfall and Kev Welch ; Alistair Garman, Huw Jones and Ben Lovett of Morgannwg Cave Club; Louise Maurice and Rhys Williams of South Wales Cave Club.

Present in spirit: Gerhard and Ilka...
  Thank you all for coming and contributing to the spirit and discoveries of an extremely enjoyable, rewarding and successful summer.


We would like to take the opportunity to thank the following organisations and individuals for their invaluable support throughout the course of the expedition:

Oxford University; The RTZ - CRA Group

The Ghar Parau Foundation; The AC Irvine Travel Fund

The Sports Council; Foundation for Sport and the Arts

Dragon Caving Supplies; Bat Products Ltd; BJ & JM Whistler

Everyone, within and without OUCC, who went out of their way to make things easier for us, and particularly the following, without whom...

Joan Arthur; Terence Bennett; Peter Bolt; Chris Densham; Dirge Gardiner; Dr Tom Kemp; Dave Lacey; Martin Laverty; Jim Ramsden; Pauline Rigby; Richard Ward; John Wilcock, and particularly Steve Roberts.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Juan-José Gonzalez Suarez, president of the Federacion Asturiana de Espeleologia, for the continued goodwill and support we have enjoyed throughout many years of visiting the Picos. Without such help our expeditions would be impossible, and we hope this fruitful liaison will continue for many years to come.
  A Royal Geographical Society approved expedition