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Matt Kirby

Matt is a caver and an expert on the Mulu Cave's project.

Matt is based in the Yorkshire Dales and started exploring local caves and mines in 1977. The following year news came from the other side of the world of fantastic discoveries being made in some little-known caves in the rainforests of Sarawak. Matt was inspired by tales of caverns measureless to man and by 1988 he was leading his first Mulu expedition. This was the start of a thirty year saga which, in 2003, saw Matt discover Whiterock Cave, the longest component of the Clearwater Cave System. Now with fourteen Mulu expeditions under his belt he is one of the Mulu Caves Project's most seasoned explorers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 

Matt & Frank will be talking about the following:

'Under the Borneo Rainforest - 30 years exploring one of the world's longest caves'.

Matt sets the scene of what it’s like to cave far from home in the tropics. Friendly locals, enormous passages, awesome formations, cave snakes and bugs the size of your hands, create a fascinating mix that has drawn him back again and again. As a relative newcomer to the area, Frank recounts his experiences from this years expedition.

Matt Kirby

Opportunities to see Matt Kirby

20.00 - 23.00 Friday 17th

Petzl Underground Session

An awesome mix of caving films and lectures brought to you by Petzl and in association with UK caving.

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