Application for Grant Aid

Submitted on: 30 Jan 2013

Expedition details (GPF2013a-006)

Expedition Name (& Club): YUCPC Montenegro (YUCPC)
Destination country: Montenegro
Lat: 43.1283 Long: 19.0367 Elevation: 0 m
MEF funding: none

Leader: Mr Mark Sims
Total cavers: 15
Cavers ≤25 yrs old: 0
Cavers 25-35 yrs old: 0
UK/nonUK cavers: 12/3
Eligible for grant aid: 0
Alex Pitcher nominations: 2
Expedition dates: 26th Jul 2013 - 11th Aug 2013
Duration (days): 16
Man-days in field: 150 Man-days travelling: 45
Brief Expedition objectives:

List a short summary of the main Expedition objectives.

We will return to the 2011/2012 camp with the primary objective of pushing, surveying and photographing our best lead from 2012, YF1. Secondary objectives include returning to and pushing entrances identified in 2011/2012 and prospecting promising looking areas that we didn't manage to cover in previous years
How can the GPF support your Expedition?:

Please explain the aspects of the trip which make it eligible for Ghar Parau funding.

Detailed description of objectives:

Give a more detailed account of the purpose of the trip, including any particular known caves you intend to visit, specific areas where you will explore for new cave, and scientific experiments you will attempt.

We have several open leads down YF1 which we couldn
Previous work in this area:

Give details of any previous work in this area by your own and other teams. Include references to reports and articles published on the area, and the names of any local cavers or academics with whom you have discussed the Expedition.

ASAK (Belgrade University Caving Club) have regularly arranged international expeditions to the southern part of Durmitor since the mid

Expedition Finances


Travel plans:
As we have done for the previous 3 years, we will fly from Luton to Belgrade and get the overnight bus to Zabljak. From there we will take a short taxi journey to the nearest road and walk up to the camp site. This is one of the most time effective options, and is certainly the most cost effective.

Based on the 2012 expenses, it is likely that the main costs for UK nationals will be:

# from UK: 0 Travel costs breakdown (for personnel leaving from the UK):
Total costs from UK: £0

# from outside UK: 0 Travel costs breakdown (for personnel leaving from the UK):
Total costs from outside UK: £0

Travel total: £3,600 Travel p.p. from UK: £0
Travel p.p. from outside UK: £0


Total: £600 Comments:
Subsistence p.p.: £40 Food:


Total: £0 Comments:
Subsistence p.p.: £0 Miscellaneous/gear contribution:
Exped Total: £5,400 Exped cost p.p. travelling from UK: £0
Exped cost p.p. travelling from outside UK: £0
Mean Exped cost per person: £360

Other Funding

Total: £0 Comments:
Total shortfall: £5,400 Mean shortfall per person: £360

Referees and Report

Please give the names, addresses and phone numbers of two suitably qualified people whom the Committee can contact. You should ensure that they are aware of the objectives of your trip, and that you have their permission for the Committee to contact them.

Referee 1: Mr Stosic Predrag

Reason: Leader of the ASAK expeditions to Durmitor for over 20 years)

Permission obtained?: No
Referee 2: Mr Matt Ewles

Reason: 0

Permission obtained?: No

Expedition report author: Mark Sims