Application for Grant Aid

Submitted on: 10 Dec 2012

Expedition details (GPF2013a-014)

Expedition Name (& Club): Montenegro (JD)
Destination country: Montenegro
Lat: 42.5133 Long: 18.6992 Elevation: 0 m
MEF funding: none

Leader: Mr Joe Duxbury
Total cavers: 4
Cavers ≤25 yrs old: 0
Cavers 25-35 yrs old: 0
UK/nonUK cavers: 4/0
Eligible for grant aid: 0
Alex Pitcher nominations: 0
Expedition dates: 10th Feb 2013 - 17th Feb 2013
Duration (days): 7
Man-days in field: 24 Man-days travelling: 8
Brief Expedition objectives:

List a short summary of the main Expedition objectives.

To try and locate the reported overflow above Spila Risanska.
Investigate the large hole Obodinska Jama.
Investigate the most promising, unexplored holes found in 2012.
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.

At the end of the 2012 Montenegro expedition, we were told that in the spring, when water levels are high, not only does the resurgence Spila Risanska discharge a vast amount of water, but sometimes a spring in the hillside above also becomes active. In order to increase the chance of locating this overflow, with the possibility of finding a way into the system beyond, the plan is to go in February.
Also in 2012 a large hole was seen near Obodina above the hamlet of Ubalac; this obvious site needs to be examined.
Some of the promising sites found in 2012 were not fully explored, so they need to be looked at.
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.

Expeditions to the area above Risan, on the Bay of Kotor, have been held for 4 succesive years since 2009. Significant numbers of caves and pots have been found on every occasion.

Expedition Finances


Travel plans:
Return air fare UK - Dubrovnik: ~

# 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: £830 Travel p.p. from UK: £0
Travel p.p. from outside UK: £0


Total: £400 Comments:
Subsistence p.p.: £100 Subsistence:


Total: £0 Comments:
Subsistence p.p.: £0
Exped Total: £2,000 Exped cost p.p. travelling from UK: £0
Exped cost p.p. travelling from outside UK: £0
Mean Exped cost per person: £500

Other Funding

Total: £0 Comments:
We will ask for financial support from the clubs of the expedition members, but there is no guarantee of any funds from this source.
Total shortfall: £2,000 Mean shortfall per person: £500

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 Robin Weare


Permission obtained?: No
Referee 2: Tim Morgan

Reason: 0

Permission obtained?: No

Expedition report author: Joe Duxbury


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