Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and provided these excellent presentations! This page includes the full list of recorded presentations from our virtual sessions in spring and fall of 2020.
- Derek Bristol – Great Expectations Cave 2020: Derek Bristol “goes deep” in the background and current status of Great Expectations. Experience the suffocating low ceilings and cold water of the Grim Crawl, the fossils of the Cephalopod Malt Shop, and the airy volume of the Great Hall. Did he break the thru-trip speed record? Watch and find out!
- Brian Gindling -Further Adventures at Scapegoat Cave System: Brian Gindling gets us more familiar with the lesser-known incredible karst area in a Montana wilderness, which continued in a 2020 expedition. Piles of snow in September, frigid water plunges, and more await in this incredible talk!
- Dustin Kisner – Pryor Mountain Cave Inventory 2019 : Dustin and crew spent an entire summer looking for caves in the Pryor Mountains–on foot, on UTV, or even dangling on rope over a canyon. Find out how many caves they found, and what’s in store for next year.
- Pete Johnson – Return to Tears: The 2019 Expedition to America’s Deepest Cave : Tears of the Turtle is the deepest limestone cave in America, and is accessed by a 27-mile hike into a Wilderness. Pete Johnson presents on the 2019 expedition that added nearly 200′ of total depth to the cave.
- Daryl Greaser – Spacegoat 2019: Return to Scapegoat : Daryl Greaser recounts the good, the bad, and the ugly details of the 2019 expedition to the Scapegoat Wilderness. If you’re looking for an entertaining time with some colorful language, this presentation is a wild ride.
- Rene Ohms – The Black Hills Cave & Nature Conservancy : Rene Ohms gives an overview of the Black Hills Cave & Nature Conservancy and Dark Canyon Preserve–what’s there, why it’s worth protecting, and deserves the support of cavers!
- Katie Graham – Highlights & Mishaps of the Castleguard 2020 Expedition : One of our northern members takes us on a journey to the longest cave in Canada, which also happens to extend underneath a glacier! Come for the ice chainsaws, and stay for the amazing views.
- John Fioroni – International Expedition to Cuba : Expedition organizer John Fioroni gives a fascinating glimpse into the history, culture, and current status of Cuban caving, where the average cave passage is so large, a car could be driven through it.
- USFS Paleontologists – Guide to Fossils in Caves : Professional paleontologists provide an in-depth guide on identifying fossils in caves. They explain what to do if you find a bone/fossil in a cave, and features to look for in identifying species or genera. Every caver has come across bones or fossil specimens of some type–so this is great information for every caver to know!
- Hazel Barton – Northernmost and Coldest Caves in the World: Greenland Caving : Hazel Barton embarked on a scientific caving expedition to northern Greenland in the summer of 2019. The team established several records including coldest ambient temperature recorded in a cave, and northernmost [limestone] cave. Also, they had to take a shotgun with them to poop??