In the summer of 2003 members of SUSS enbarked on their finest expedition yet. A group of us went to an area of Northern Spain called Matienzo in the Mountain Range called the Picos de Europa. The Matienzo Project has been going since the 60’s and many kilometres of passage have been found since then.

SUSS’ main projects included 116 – Torca de Yusa which was a 117.5M shaft with undescended pitches at the bottom. The other main Project was pushing a cave called Papa Noel which was linked in with a cave called Coteron and is all part of the south vega system. After a 19hr pushing trip we managed to drop some shafts but could not reach the bottom with the rope we had. A Project we decided to leave for next time.

We also found time on the way back to do some canyoning in the pyrenees, just to wash off our caving gear of course

Find out more on the Matienzo Website