Application for Grant Aid

Submitted on: 17 Dec 2013

Expedition details (GPF2013a-011)

Expedition Name (& Club): Matienzo 2013
Destination country: Spain
Region: Cantabria
Lat: 43.3148 Long: -3.5851 Elevation: 0 m
MEF funding: none

Leader: Mr Juan Corrin
Total cavers: 24
Cavers ≤25 yrs old: 0
Cavers 25-35 yrs old: 0
UK/nonUK cavers: 20/4
Eligible for grant aid: 0
Alex Pitcher nominations: 0
Expedition dates: 15th Jul 2013 - 18th Aug 2013
Duration (days): 34
Man-days in field: 52 Man-days travelling: 40
Brief Expedition objectives:

List a short summary of the main Expedition objectives.

Continued cave exploration, survey, photo, etc and surface prospecting within our 96sq km area.
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.

Letters correspond to letters on the enclosed area map
1: Pushing upstream and above in Torca la Vaca (B), to reach Cobadal depressions and ..? Diving sumps within Torca la Vaca.
2: Exploring open leads and pushing in Torca de Pe
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.

We're the major explorers. Some references: Cuadernos II, VIII, IX-X; Matienzo 74; Matienzo 75; MUSS Journals 8, 9, 10; Articles in Caves & Caving 8 11 14 18 22 26 32 35 41 44 49 55 58 63 66 70 75 79 83 87 89; Speleology 2, 3

& 5. Trans 8.1 and article in 10.3; articles about the explorations and archaeology in Spanish journals by Peter Smith. Most recent major overview in Spanish is in Actas del V Congresso Espa

Expedition Finances


Travel plans:
Travel about

# 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: £8,000 Travel p.p. from UK: £0
Travel p.p. from outside UK: £0


Total: £5,000 Comments:
Subsistence p.p.: £208


Total: £0 Comments:
Subsistence p.p.: £0
Exped Total: £13,000 Exped cost p.p. travelling from UK: £0
Exped cost p.p. travelling from outside UK: £0
Mean Exped cost per person: £542

Other Funding

Total: £0 Comments:
Total shortfall: £13,000 Mean shortfall per person: £542

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: Ourselves


Permission obtained?: No
Referee 2:

Reason: 0

Permission obtained?: No

Expedition report author: Juan Corrin