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Since the 1978 expedition explorers have been making a photographic record of the spectacular caves of Mulu. A considerable archive has been compiled by 19 expeditions over the past 33 years. The following albums provide a selection of photographs from various expeditions to give a taste of Mulu exploration.

2011 Expedition
Tim Allen (expedition leader)
Tim Allen (expedition leader)
Matt Kirby
Matt Kirby
Hugh St. Lawrence
Hugh St. Lawrence
Andy Eavis
Andy Eavis
Robbie Shone
Robbie Shone
Mark Wright
Mark Wright
Rambli Ahmad
Rambli Ahmad
Gina Moseley
Gina Moseley
Jane Allen
Jane Allen
Pete Hall
Pete Hall
Mark Brown
Mark Brown
Ian Lawton
Ian Lawton
Liz Lawton
Liz Lawton
Sam Allshorn
Sam Allshorn
Kevin Dixon
Kevin Dixon
Meg Stark
Meg Stark
Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson
Roo Walters
Roo Walters
Veno Enar (logistics manager)
Veno Enar (logistics manager)
Manit Ipoi (camp manager)
Manit Ipoi (camp manager)
William (catering assistant)
William (catering assistant)
Coming in to Land at Mulu. The Tutoh River and Long Iman | photo © Matt Kirby
Coming in to Land at Mulu. The Tutoh River and Long Iman | photo © Matt Kirby
Mulu Airport | photo © Matt Kirby
Mulu Airport | photo © Matt Kirby
The new National Park visitor centre | photo © Matt Kirby
The new National Park visitor centre | photo © Matt Kirby
Green lizard | photo © Kevin Dixon
Green lizard | photo © Kevin Dixon
A large cicada | photo © Matt Kirby
A large cicada | photo © Matt Kirby
Longboats waiting at the jetty | photo © Matt Kirby
Longboats waiting at the jetty | photo © Matt Kirby
Crab | photo © Kevin Dixon
Crab | photo © Kevin Dixon
The aftermath of strong winds, a damaged plankwalk and toilet block at Deer Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
The aftermath of strong winds, a damaged plankwalk and toilet block at Deer Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Kevin Dixon 3d scanning in the southern entrance | photo © Robbie Shone
Kevin Dixon 3d scanning in the southern entrance | photo © Robbie Shone
Looking into the vastness of Deer Cave, note the scanning team on the ridge in the middle distance | photo © Andy Eavis
Looking into the vastness of Deer Cave, note the scanning team on the ridge in the middle distance | photo © Andy Eavis
Crossing the Melinau Paku river en-route to Drunken Forest | photo © Robbie Shone
Crossing the Melinau Paku river en-route to Drunken Forest | photo © Robbie Shone
Tim and Jane at the entrance to Drunken Forest Cave | photo © Robbie Shone
Tim and Jane at the entrance to Drunken Forest Cave | photo © Robbie Shone
Vertical stals in Drunken Forest Cave | photo © Robbie Shone
Vertical stals in Drunken Forest Cave | photo © Robbie Shone
Leaning stals in Drunken Forest Cave | photo © Robbie Shone
Leaning stals in Drunken Forest Cave | photo © Robbie Shone
Camp 1, used as a base during the Sarawak Chamber work | photo © Andy Eavis
Camp 1, used as a base during the Sarawak Chamber work | photo © Andy Eavis
Porters cooking over an open fire | photo © Robbie Shone
Porters cooking over an open fire | photo © Robbie Shone
Arrival at Nasib Bagus | photo © Andy Eavis
Arrival at Nasib Bagus | photo © Andy Eavis
Making up a raft to float the scanning equipment up the flooded Nasib Bagus streamway | photo © Kevin Dixon
Making up a raft to float the scanning equipment up the flooded Nasib Bagus streamway | photo © Kevin Dixon
Testing the bouyancy of a rather heavy (and expensive) load | photo © Kevin Dixon
Testing the bouyancy of a rather heavy (and expensive) load | photo © Kevin Dixon
Laser scanning in Sarawak Chamber | photo © Robbie Shone
Laser scanning in Sarawak Chamber | photo © Robbie Shone
Andy's couldn't resist showing his support for Man U. | photo © Andy Eavis
Andy's couldn't resist showing his support for Man U. | photo © Andy Eavis
Poisonous centipede | photo © Kevin Dixon
Poisonous centipede | photo © Kevin Dixon
Swift on a scurion light | photo © Meg Stark
Swift on a scurion light | photo © Meg Stark
Tim Allen traversing round the plunge pool | photo © Robbie Shone
Tim Allen traversing round the plunge pool | photo © Robbie Shone
Removing a leech | photo © Robbie Shone
Removing a leech | photo © Robbie Shone
Not all the river crossings were safe | photo © Andy Eavis
Not all the river crossings were safe | photo © Andy Eavis
Looking up to an unexplored entrance in the cliffs of the Melinau Paku valley which Mark Wright and Nick Jones attempted to get to in 1998 | photo © Andy Eavis
Looking up to an unexplored entrance in the cliffs of the Melinau Paku valley which Mark Wright and Nick Jones attempted to get to in 1998 | photo © Andy Eavis
It's just there, in the trees | photo © Mark Richardson
It's just there, in the trees | photo © Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson pioneers a route up to the entrance | photo © Andy Eavis
Mark Richardson pioneers a route up to the entrance | photo © Andy Eavis
Mark Richardson at the entrance, first person into the cave, will it go or won't it? | photo © Andy Eavis
Mark Richardson at the entrance, first person into the cave, will it go or won't it? | photo © Andy Eavis
A well-sized passage leads on to the inevitable choke | photo © Andy Eavis
A well-sized passage leads on to the inevitable choke | photo © Andy Eavis
The view from the entrance looking over the Melinau Paku valley towards the Southern Hills | photo © Andy Eavis
The view from the entrance looking over the Melinau Paku valley towards the Southern Hills | photo © Andy Eavis
Porter loads awaiting collection | photo © Jane Allen
Porter loads awaiting collection | photo © Jane Allen
Longboats waiting to head upstream | photo © Kevin Dixon
Longboats waiting to head upstream | photo © Kevin Dixon
Sam Allshorn heading for Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Sam Allshorn heading for Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Wind Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Wind Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Speeding upstream | photo © Jane Allen
Speeding upstream | photo © Jane Allen
Off the longboat preparing for the 8.8km walk to Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Off the longboat preparing for the 8.8km walk to Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Crossing the river at Kuala Berar | photo © Matt Kirby
Crossing the river at Kuala Berar | photo © Matt Kirby
A stand of giant bamboo | photo © Kevin Dixon
A stand of giant bamboo | photo © Kevin Dixon
The second river crossing | photo © Matt Kirby
The second river crossing | photo © Matt Kirby
Camp 5 from the Melinau bridge | photo © Matt Kirby
Camp 5 from the Melinau bridge | photo © Matt Kirby
Sun through leaves | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Sun through leaves | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
A large millipede | photo © Matt Kirby
A large millipede | photo © Matt Kirby
Crunching survey data at Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Crunching survey data at Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
A downpour at Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
A downpour at Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
The river in flood | photo © Matt Kirby
The river in flood | photo © Matt Kirby
Ants on the clothes line | photo © Gina Moseley
Ants on the clothes line | photo © Gina Moseley
Otter on a rock with swift in flight just downstream of Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Otter on a rock with swift in flight just downstream of Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
A millipede beside the Pinnacles track | photo © Matt Kirby
A millipede beside the Pinnacles track | photo © Matt Kirby
A snake removed from the kitchen | photo © Matt Kirby
A snake removed from the kitchen | photo © Matt Kirby
A frog on a leaf | photo © Jane Allen
A frog on a leaf | photo © Jane Allen
Sam writes up the expedition log | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Sam writes up the expedition log | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Ouch! the first signs of Mulu Foot | photo © Matt Kirby
Ouch! the first signs of Mulu Foot | photo © Matt Kirby
A strange evening light on the Benarat cliffs | photo © Matt Kirby
A strange evening light on the Benarat cliffs | photo © Matt Kirby
Misty morning | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Misty morning | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Rambli drawing up surveys | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli drawing up surveys | photo © Matt Kirby
The Camp 5 Skink attacking a gecko | photo © Matt Kirby
The Camp 5 Skink attacking a gecko | photo © Matt Kirby
Butterfly | photo © Kevin Dixon
Butterfly | photo © Kevin Dixon
Rajah Brook Birdwing butterfly | photo © Kevin Dixon
Rajah Brook Birdwing butterfly | photo © Kevin Dixon
William mopping up the leaks during a downpour | photo © Matt Kirby
William mopping up the leaks during a downpour | photo © Matt Kirby
Whip snake in a tree | photo © Jane Allen
Whip snake in a tree | photo © Jane Allen
Rambli holding the Whip Snake | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli holding the Whip Snake | photo © Matt Kirby
The kitchen staff at work | photo © Matt Kirby
The kitchen staff at work | photo © Matt Kirby
William serves up the soup course | photo © Matt Kirby
William serves up the soup course | photo © Matt Kirby
Chef at work | photo © Matt Kirby
Chef at work | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli and Braken checking the survey | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli and Braken checking the survey | photo © Matt Kirby
Green Lizard | photo © Matt Kirby
Green Lizard | photo © Matt Kirby
The garden and old Camp 5 buildings  | photo © Matt Kirby
The garden and old Camp 5 buildings | photo © Matt Kirby
A large epiphytic fern on a tree | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
A large epiphytic fern on a tree | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
A swift taking a drink from the river | photo © Matt Kirby
A swift taking a drink from the river | photo © Matt Kirby
Photographer at work | photo © Matt Kirby
Photographer at work | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli's Mulu foot | photo © Jane Allen
Rambli's Mulu foot | photo © Jane Allen
Establishing radio comms with the underground team | photo © Kevin Dixon
Establishing radio comms with the underground team | photo © Kevin Dixon
Establishing radio comms with the surface party | photo © Robbie Shone
Establishing radio comms with the surface party | photo © Robbie Shone
Hugh with the transmitter next to the end suvey station | photo © Robbie Shone
Hugh with the transmitter next to the end suvey station | photo © Robbie Shone
The radio location point immediately above Mysterious Ways | photo © Andy Eavis
The radio location point immediately above Mysterious Ways | photo © Andy Eavis
The track east out of camp leads to the Melinau Gorge | photo © Matt Kirby
The track east out of camp leads to the Melinau Gorge | photo © Matt Kirby
Bracket fugus | photo © Jane Allen
Bracket fugus | photo © Jane Allen
Tree Cave in the Melinau Gorge | photo © Matt Kirby
Tree Cave in the Melinau Gorge | photo © Matt Kirby
Ferns in Tree Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Ferns in Tree Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Light through a bracket fungus | photo © Gina Moseley
Light through a bracket fungus | photo © Gina Moseley
Four explorers | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Four explorers | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
A twisted tree | photo © Gina Moseley
A twisted tree | photo © Gina Moseley
An alcove at the east end of the 'Big White Cliff', visited by many explorers each thinking they'd found a new cave | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
An alcove at the east end of the 'Big White Cliff', visited by many explorers each thinking they'd found a new cave | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Kevin at Red Tip Racer Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Kevin at Red Tip Racer Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Red Tip Racer snake on a ledge just inside the entrance| photo © Matt Kirby
Red Tip Racer snake on a ledge just inside the entrance| photo © Matt Kirby
Descending the short pitch at the end of the cave | photo © Andy Eavis
Descending the short pitch at the end of the cave | photo © Andy Eavis
The first trip into Whiterock | photo © Jane Allen
The first trip into Whiterock | photo © Jane Allen
Cooling down in the Midnight entrance after the hot slog up the hill | photo © Pete Hall
Cooling down in the Midnight entrance after the hot slog up the hill | photo © Pete Hall
Cave Racer snake on a ledge in Whiterock entrance series | photo © Matt Kirby
Cave Racer snake on a ledge in Whiterock entrance series | photo © Matt Kirby
Cave Racer snake | photo © Matt Kirby
Cave Racer snake | photo © Matt Kirby
Formations in Keel Passage in Whiterock Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Formations in Keel Passage in Whiterock Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Stal trees on a boulder in Lemon Squeezy | photo © Matt Kirby
Stal trees on a boulder in Lemon Squeezy | photo © Matt Kirby
Hugh with wind-formed helictites | photo © Pete Hall
Hugh with wind-formed helictites | photo © Pete Hall
Hugh makes a brew at Flying Monkey camp | photo © Andy Eavis
Hugh makes a brew at Flying Monkey camp | photo © Andy Eavis
Animal skull in 1954 | photo © Pete Hall
Animal skull in 1954 | photo © Pete Hall
Helictites on the wall of 1954 | photo © Andy Eavis
Helictites on the wall of 1954 | photo © Andy Eavis
Bat skeleton in 1954 | photo © Pete Hall
Bat skeleton in 1954 | photo © Pete Hall
The upper end of Downhill Racer, the ramp leading to the Whiterock River | photo © Andy Eavis
The upper end of Downhill Racer, the ramp leading to the Whiterock River | photo © Andy Eavis
Gypsum needles | photo © Matt Kirby
Gypsum needles | photo © Matt Kirby
Sam looks at the 'cave cotton' | photo © Pete Hall
Sam looks at the 'cave cotton' | photo © Pete Hall
Sam passes a tight spot in Downhill Racer with the aid of a short rope.<br />
This remains the only way into the Whiterock River | photo © Pete Hall
Sam passes a tight spot in Downhill Racer with the aid of a short rope.
This remains the only way into the Whiterock River | photo © Pete Hall
An amazing spiral gypsum formation | photo © Matt Kirby
An amazing spiral gypsum formation | photo © Matt Kirby
Looking down the final ramp to the 20m pitch into the river passage.<br />
This pitch has now been bypassed by a ramp so access to the river is by handline only | photo © Pete Hall
Looking down the final ramp to the 20m pitch into the river passage.
This pitch has now been bypassed by a ramp so access to the river is by handline only | photo © Pete Hall
The 20m pitch into the Whiterock River passage | photo © Andy Eavis
The 20m pitch into the Whiterock River passage | photo © Andy Eavis
Exploration team at Pointless Junction in the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Exploration team at Pointless Junction in the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Small catfish in the Whiterock River at Pointless Junction | photo © Matt Kirby
Small catfish in the Whiterock River at Pointless Junction | photo © Matt Kirby
Heading north in low, well decorated passages | photo © Andy Eavis
Heading north in low, well decorated passages | photo © Andy Eavis
Yellow formations at one of the northern ends | photo © Andy Eavis
Yellow formations at one of the northern ends | photo © Andy Eavis
Massive limestone boulders signal the end of the northern leads | photo © Matt Kirby
Massive limestone boulders signal the end of the northern leads | photo © Matt Kirby
Matt on station 0a, the most northerly survey station in the Clearwater System | photo © Andy Eavis
Matt on station 0a, the most northerly survey station in the Clearwater System | photo © Andy Eavis
Delicate helictites in 'Gone with the Wind' | photo © Matt Kirby
Delicate helictites in 'Gone with the Wind' | photo © Matt Kirby
The skeleton of a large rat in a side passage off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
The skeleton of a large rat in a side passage off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
The skeleton of a Bear Cat (Binturong) found in 'Animal Track' just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
The skeleton of a Bear Cat (Binturong) found in 'Animal Track' just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Mud spikes, tiny pinnacles of mud each capped by a small stone | photo © Matt Kirby
Mud spikes, tiny pinnacles of mud each capped by a small stone | photo © Matt Kirby
The skeleton of a frog found in 'Animal Track' just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
The skeleton of a frog found in 'Animal Track' just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Drip circles on mud banks in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Drip circles on mud banks in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Animal Track' a passage just off the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
A strange helictite formation in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
A strange helictite formation in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictite formations in 'Gone with the Wind' a passage parallel to the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
A 3 metre long straw stalactite in Gone with the Wind | photo © Andy Eavis
A 3 metre long straw stalactite in Gone with the Wind | photo © Andy Eavis
Hugh returning up the pitch from the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
Hugh returning up the pitch from the Whiterock River | photo © Matt Kirby
A swift rescued for a puddle | photo © Matt Kirby
A swift rescued for a puddle | photo © Matt Kirby
Crystals in a small pool in 1954 | photo © Pete Hall
Crystals in a small pool in 1954 | photo © Pete Hall
Putting in a bolt to descend a pitch in 'No Inclination' | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Putting in a bolt to descend a pitch in 'No Inclination' | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Rambli and stal in Zahara Dessert | photo © Robbie Shone
Rambli and stal in Zahara Dessert | photo © Robbie Shone
Pit and cracked mud in Zahara Dessert | photo © Robbie Shone
Pit and cracked mud in Zahara Dessert | photo © Robbie Shone
Sam and large stals in Zahara Dessert | photo © Robbie Shone
Sam and large stals in Zahara Dessert | photo © Robbie Shone
Braken and Chris climbing up to Whiterock's Midnight entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Braken and Chris climbing up to Whiterock's Midnight entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Almost at the Midnight entrance, passing the Giant Begonias | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Almost at the Midnight entrance, passing the Giant Begonias | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Arrival at the Midnight entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Arrival at the Midnight entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
A cave cricket | photo © Jane Allen
A cave cricket | photo © Jane Allen
Braken next to wind-formed stal in Keel Passage | photo © Jane Allen
Braken next to wind-formed stal in Keel Passage | photo © Jane Allen
Lunch time at Monkee Camp in Daydream Believer | photo © Jane Allen
Lunch time at Monkee Camp in Daydream Believer | photo © Jane Allen
Huntsman spider | photo © Jane Allen
Huntsman spider | photo © Jane Allen
Helictites in Daydream Believer | photo © Matt Kirby
Helictites in Daydream Believer | photo © Matt Kirby
Braken making notes at the Midnight entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Braken making notes at the Midnight entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Hugh rigs the pitch | photo © Robbie Shone
Hugh rigs the pitch | photo © Robbie Shone
Matt about to descend | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Matt about to descend | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Crossing the 'Bad Step' in the Old Entrance series | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Crossing the 'Bad Step' in the Old Entrance series | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Zebra Passage in the lower series | photo © Robbie Shone
Zebra Passage in the lower series | photo © Robbie Shone
Surveying in the lower series | photo © Robbie Shone
Surveying in the lower series | photo © Robbie Shone
Drilling a hole for a bolt with the Makita drill | photo © Robbie Shone
Drilling a hole for a bolt with the Makita drill | photo © Robbie Shone
Old timers return from Whiterock | photo © Jane Allen
Old timers return from Whiterock | photo © Jane Allen
Get into the river and wash off the mud | photo © Jane Allen
Get into the river and wash off the mud | photo © Jane Allen
The Wind Cave GPS point on the opposite bank of the river | photo © Robbie Shone
The Wind Cave GPS point on the opposite bank of the river | photo © Robbie Shone
Surveying back to Wind Cave entrance from the GPS fix on the opposite bank | photo © Andy Eavis
Surveying back to Wind Cave entrance from the GPS fix on the opposite bank | photo © Andy Eavis
Kevin sets up the GPS receiver on a long bamboo pole at Terikan | photo © Robbie Shone
Kevin sets up the GPS receiver on a long bamboo pole at Terikan | photo © Robbie Shone
Establishing a fixed point on the heli pad at Camp 5 | photo © Robbie Shone
Establishing a fixed point on the heli pad at Camp 5 | photo © Robbie Shone
Whiterock GPS point at the Midnight entrance<br />
Setting up the safety line along the fallen tree | photo © Robbie Shone
Whiterock GPS point at the Midnight entrance
Setting up the safety line along the fallen tree | photo © Robbie Shone
Rambli lends a hand | photo © Robbie Shone
Rambli lends a hand | photo © Robbie Shone
Kevin ties in the survey point | photo © Robbie Shone
Kevin ties in the survey point | photo © Robbie Shone
Establishing a fixed point at Camp 5.<br />
 This point provides a global fix for the whole of the Clearwater System | photo © Robbie Shone
Establishing a fixed point at Camp 5.
This point provides a global fix for the whole of the Clearwater System | photo © Robbie Shone
The swamp just west of Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
The swamp just west of Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Looking for draughts in the hope of finding a northern entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Looking for draughts in the hope of finding a northern entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Matt's birthday and a special treat in store, No Country for Old Men<br />
Their clothing wasn't like that when they came back! | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Matt's birthday and a special treat in store, No Country for Old Men
Their clothing wasn't like that when they came back! | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Passing the first squeeze into 'No Country for Old Men | photo © Matt Kirby
Passing the first squeeze into 'No Country for Old Men | photo © Matt Kirby
Three old men in 'No Country for Old Men' | photo © Matt Kirby
Three old men in 'No Country for Old Men' | photo © Matt Kirby
This is fun | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
This is fun | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
The fifth squeeze, No Country for Old Men | photo © Matt Kirby
The fifth squeeze, No Country for Old Men | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli exploring a pit in the floor of No Country for Old Men | photo © Matt Kirby
Rambli exploring a pit in the floor of No Country for Old Men | photo © Matt Kirby
All the best expeditions serve canapés | photo © Gina Moseley
All the best expeditions serve canapés | photo © Gina Moseley
Gina in Motown, part of Paradise Cave | photo © Gina Moseley
Gina in Motown, part of Paradise Cave | photo © Gina Moseley
Last Gasp Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Last Gasp Cave entrance | photo © Matt Kirby
Matt heads in | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Matt heads in | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Bat in Last Gasp Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Bat in Last Gasp Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Limestone pinnacles in the forest above Last Gasp Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Limestone pinnacles in the forest above Last Gasp Cave | photo © Matt Kirby
Cairn Pot. Will it 'go'? | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
Cairn Pot. Will it 'go'? | photo © Hugh St Lawrence
The first man into Cairn Pot, could this lead into Whiterock? | photo © Matt Kirby
The first man into Cairn Pot, could this lead into Whiterock? | photo © Matt Kirby
It looks like there's a way on and a good draught! | photo © Matt Kirby
It looks like there's a way on and a good draught! | photo © Matt Kirby
The way on degenerated into a series of flat-out muddy squeezes which required digging out. This led through another tight squeeze into a very small chamber in boulders where turning round was 'difficult'. Getting out past the tight squeeze proved 'interesting'.  | photo © Matt Kirby
The way on degenerated into a series of flat-out muddy squeezes which required digging out. This led through another tight squeeze into a very small chamber in boulders where turning round was 'difficult'. Getting out past the tight squeeze proved 'interesting'. | photo © Matt Kirby
Back to the surface battered, muddy and bitterly disappointed that there wasn't a way through (well not without chemical persuasion) | photo © Matt Kirby
Back to the surface battered, muddy and bitterly disappointed that there wasn't a way through (well not without chemical persuasion) | photo © Matt Kirby
Sorting out the long rope for the drop into the Big Feature | photo © Jane Allen
Sorting out the long rope for the drop into the Big Feature | photo © Jane Allen
Heading off for the 'Big Feature' | photo © Matt Kirby
Heading off for the 'Big Feature' | photo © Matt Kirby
Little did Sam know what he had let himself in for | photo © Matt Kirby
Little did Sam know what he had let himself in for | photo © Matt Kirby
Braken watching progress of the group along the top of the Benarat cliffs | photo © Matt Kirby
Braken watching progress of the group along the top of the Benarat cliffs | photo © Matt Kirby
Resting at the first nester's camp | photo © Tim Allen
Resting at the first nester's camp | photo © Tim Allen
Nothing but roots and thin air beneath your feet | photo © Tim Allen
Nothing but roots and thin air beneath your feet | photo © Tim Allen
That wasn't too bad was it? | photo © Robbie Shone
That wasn't too bad was it? | photo © Robbie Shone
Sam's red top stands out amongst the greenery at the top of the cliffs, 400m above the ground with only small tree roots to stand on | photo © Matt Kirby
Sam's red top stands out amongst the greenery at the top of the cliffs, 400m above the ground with only small tree roots to stand on | photo © Matt Kirby
Sam looks down on Camp 5 | photo © Tim Allen
Sam looks down on Camp 5 | photo © Tim Allen
Having a well earned brew at the nester's camp | photo © Robbie Shone
Having a well earned brew at the nester's camp | photo © Robbie Shone
The view from the nesters camp | photo © Sam Allshorn
The view from the nesters camp | photo © Sam Allshorn
Broadsword calling Danny-Boy | photo © Robbie Shone
Broadsword calling Danny-Boy | photo © Robbie Shone
Wave something so we can see you | photo © Robbie Shone
Wave something so we can see you | photo © Robbie Shone
Saaaaam...come away from the edge | photo © Robbie Shone
Saaaaam…come away from the edge | photo © Robbie Shone
The view from the ledge | photo © Tim Allen
The view from the ledge | photo © Tim Allen
Extreme canapé making | photo © Robbie Shone
Extreme canapé making | photo © Robbie Shone
Try one | photo © Robbie Shone
Try one | photo © Robbie Shone
Pitcher plants | photo © Tim Allen
Pitcher plants | photo © Tim Allen
It's down there | photo © Robbie Shone
It's down there | photo © Robbie Shone
Have I got to go down there? | photo © Robbie Shone
Have I got to go down there? | photo © Robbie Shone
Out comes the long rope for the big drop | photo © Robbie Shone
Out comes the long rope for the big drop | photo © Robbie Shone
You carry on down, I'll wait here | photo © Robbie Shone
You carry on down, I'll wait here | photo © Robbie Shone
And down we go | photo © Robbie Shone
And down we go | photo © Robbie Shone
So much for the massive cave entrance | photo © Tim Allen
So much for the massive cave entrance | photo © Tim Allen
It was only an alcove after all | photo © Robbie Shone
It was only an alcove after all | photo © Robbie Shone
If only things had been different | photo © Robbie Shone
If only things had been different | photo © Robbie Shone
Come in Camp 5......better get the beer in the fridge, we're coming back | photo © Robbie Shone
Come in Camp 5……better get the beer in the fridge, we're coming back | photo © Robbie Shone
Phytokarst in the Elevator entrance to Terikan Caves | photo © Robbie Shone
Phytokarst in the Elevator entrance to Terikan Caves | photo © Robbie Shone
Phytokarst in detail | photo © Robbie Shone
Phytokarst in detail | photo © Robbie Shone
The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) team leaving Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) team leaving Camp 5 | photo © Matt Kirby
Cleaning gear in the river | photo © Robbie Shone
Cleaning gear in the river | photo © Robbie Shone
These boots have seen better days | photo © Matt Kirby
These boots have seen better days | photo © Matt Kirby
Petzl in a basket | photo © Jane Allen
Petzl in a basket | photo © Jane Allen
Rattan baskets can carry anything | photo © Gina Moseley
Rattan baskets can carry anything | photo © Gina Moseley
The freezer heads off | photo © Gina Moseley
The freezer heads off | photo © Gina Moseley
Trouble getting back into the boat after pushing down the shallows | photo © Matt Kirby
Trouble getting back into the boat after pushing down the shallows | photo © Matt Kirby
The final boat load of gear arrives back at Park HQ | photo © Matt Kirby
The final boat load of gear arrives back at Park HQ | photo © Matt Kirby
Flying back to Miri, Api in the background and the Melinau/Tutoh confluence below | photo © Matt Kirby
Flying back to Miri, Api in the background and the Melinau/Tutoh confluence below | photo © Matt Kirby
One last roti canai and a lemon peng at the Bilal Resturant in Miri before heading for the airport | photo © Matt Kirby
One last roti canai and a lemon peng at the Bilal Resturant in Miri before heading for the airport | photo © Matt Kirby
I didn't know you cared | photo © Matt Kirby
I didn't know you cared | photo © Matt Kirby