Listen to the WOWO 2012 Expedition Interview

December 26, 2012 / Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Footage from the Wowo 2012 Expedition.

Footage from the Wowo 2012 Expedition.

In an interview last month with Radio Australia, caver/photographer Philip Bence discussed this years WOWO 2012 expedition to Papua New Guinea.

This spring’s month-long trip to the Nakanai Ranges of West New Britain, saw the team of French and Swiss cavers survey another 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) of new passage in what is now the longest cave in New Britain.

Spending up to three days and two nights in the cave, the cavers encountered technical climbs and challenging sumps.

Now over 22 kilometers (13 miles) long and 660 meters (2,165 feet) deep, the Wowo cave system has also claimed the title as the second deepest cave in Papua New Guinea.

Since returning team has released a film of the expedition which premiered recently at a mountaineering film festival in Grenoble, France. To get a preview of the what the documentary might contain, check out a video of the expedition released earlier this year.

Listen to the interview on Radio Australia.

French-Swiss cavers reveal more of giant cave system in New Britain [Radio Australia]

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