The Next Step
We are planning to return this Fall/Winter when water levels allow passage of Sump 1. The concentration will be on following the water to Tupper Sink. We will finish rigging Sump 1 and The Nick Point, then focus on pushing through Sump 4 and beyond!
We will be continuing with scientific studies (microbial) as well our base line work (the cave survey/map). Glacier National Park of Canada has granted camping with in the cave outside of the winter restricted access permit system. This will allow us to focus at the limits of known cave making it safer but also more effecient exploration.
Plans are also being made to conduct an overland search/survey of any major Karst feature between Raspberry Rising and Dye-gone Sink (the main objective is to GPS both Sinks and Cavegone).