Shillong, Mar 10 (PTI): Adventurers explored 11 new caves and mapped 9.5 km of new cave passage during a 18-day expedition in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district.
Twenty one cavers, including some from UK, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Germany and a commander of the Indian Navy, participated in the 19th edition of the International Cave Expedition that was held from February 24. The expedition focused on the caving areas of Umkyrpong and Kseh.
"A total of four partially explored caves were further explored and 11 new caves explored. Information was collected for about nine new caves.
A total of 9.5 km of new cave passage was explored and mapped during the expedition from February 7?24," Meghalaya Adventurers Association general secretary and noted caver Brian D Kharpran Daly, who led the expedition, said in a statement today.