map of the clearwater cave system - mulu (borneo)

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map of the clearwater cave system - mulu (borneo)

This is a (partial) map of the Clearwater Cave System in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo)

View the high-resolution map of the Clearwater cave system here.

The exploration of this cave system is ongoing and new sections are discovered every year, so this map is partial, as of 2008 or so.­ This is a 2009 map here that shows more passages.­

This map includes Racer Cave, the Clearwater Connection circuit, Lang Cave, Wind Cave, Clearwater Cave.­ It does not include Deer Cave, which is located in a different area of the Park.­

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 189 Km (as of 2011).­ For more photos, information and other cave maps, view my Clearwater cave photo series.

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August 24, 2011
Marudi, Malaysia

Photo taken in the Clearwater cave system, during the so-called "Clearwater Connection adventure caving tour" in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

View the Clearwater Connection Cave Map and a map of the entire Clearwater cave system. Our guide that day was Roland Gau, and we were 4 visitors in the group.­

The Clearwater Connection circuit is about 8 Km long and 6 hours of walking, scrambling, crawling and squeezing.­ No rappelling or technical climbing is needed, but knotted ropes are used at numerous places to pass difficult obstacles.­ The tour enters by Wind Cave and exits by the Clearwater River Cave.­ This is one of the most interesting caving tour that can be done by park visitors in Mulu.­

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 189 Km (as of 2011).­ For more information, read www.­mulucaves.­org.

View my other photos of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Photos taken in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

For more information about Gunung Mulu National Park, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gunung_­Mulu_­National_­Park

Photos of spelunkers exploring Racer Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo)

This is a small cave that Mulu Park guides use to evaluate if people can be taken in deeper caves that have more technical difficulties, like "Clearwater Connection".­ 3 people in our group of 8 didn't pass the "Racer Cave" test.­

Racer Cave is small but a bit challenging.­ It has a few vertical walls that are 6m to 8m high, equiped with knotted ropes (no need for rappeling), and some nice concretion formations, including very large drapes and a shower-head.­

Our guide that day was Ipoi Lawin, and we were 8 visitors in the group.­

View my other photos of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Borneo 464 photos

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­