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Castleguard Cave: After 50 Years in Canada’s Longest Cave, Exploration Continues

Castleguard Cave has been featured in speleological writings since modern exploration began with Dr. Derek Ford and his team in the late 1960s. At 21 km in known length, it is Canada’s longest. Although this length pales in comparison to many longer caves in the world, its alpine setting, unique formations, biology, and terminus underneath the Columbia Icefield combine for an extraordinary landmark. This presentation will cover highlights of the exploration history of Castleguard, the current exploration projects, and challenges.