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  • 13th international

    cave rescue conferenceLe CAMP, Vaumarcus, Switzerland

    16-19 April 2015 Pre-conference: 13-15 April

    Swiss Cave RescueSwiss Speleological SocietySplo-Club Nord-Vaudois

    European Speleological Federation International Union of Speleology

  • Each time a caving accident happens, we wonder what factors contributed to it.

    This 13th international cave rescue conference is your chance to discuss, among other subjects, how to prevent caving accidents while maintaining the exploration and adventure sides of caving.

    Participants will be able to exchange and compare techniques and equipment through daily practical workshops underground.

    In the evenings, discussions will continue through lectures, demonstrations, and reports of the days activities.

    To facilitate communication, a team of caver volunteers will translate. We intend to publish the proceedings after the conference.

    Topics- Accident prevention- International collaboration- Rescue techniques- Communication techniques- Providing medical care underground- Cave-diving rescue

    Provisional programmeThursday 16 April- underground workshops (Vallorbe caves)- evening: lectures and discussionsFriday 17 April- workshops on cliffs (Covatannaz gorges)- evening: lectures and discussionsSaturday 18 April- workshops, lectures, discussions at Vaumarcus- evening: lectures and discussionsSunday 19 April- rescue exercise in a local cave

    Pre-conferenceMonday 13 & Tuesday 14 April- caving in local caves and potholes. Bring your own gear.Wednesday 15 April- tourist trip

    OrganisersSwiss Cave RescueSwiss Speleological SocietySplo-Club Nord-VaudoisEuropean Speleological FederationInternational Union of Speleology

    Venue : http://www.lecamp.ch/

    Website : www.speleosecours.ch/LeCamp2015/

    13th international cave rescue conferenceLe CAMP, Vaumarcus, Switzerland, 16-19 April 2015, Pre-conference: 13-15 April