The fifth expedition to Sultan Kudarat, the Philippines, was another fun and productive trip to the island nation. More than 8 kilometers of new cave passages were mapped including several large rooms and passages. Most of the survey was in well-decorated river caves. The team has completed many maps of caves of the area, is working on a book project for the caves of the region, and looks forward to a sixth expedition in the future to return to the many leads.
The first organized American effort to survey caves in Panama took place last December (2019). Building on the work of American caver Keith Christenson and British caver James Cobbett, our small team mapped about 2 kilometers of cave passages in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago on the country’s Caribbean coast. It is a lovely area with lots of potential for more caves and caving.