6 Million Years Old ‘Conviction Cave’ Discovered in Mt Mulu National Park

After 38 years and 24 expedition, British caver Andy Eavis finally discovered this 6 million years old cave in Mt Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo.

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British subterranean explorer Andy Eavis started his expedition in 1977, that’s around 38 years ago.

His discovery of Conviction Cave could add it into one of the world’s biggest caves.

The exact location of the cave is about 15km from the park’s headquarters. The only way in is via a small hole in the ground, only large enough to fit one person at a time.

There’s a vertical chamber that’s about 100m deep, and then you need to crawl, yes crawl, for another 1km before the passage gets bigger as it reaches the chamber. The whole area is called “The Hidden Valley”.

The discovery was made just about 3 weeks ago and it was announced by Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem on Friday during Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s (SFC) 12th anniversary celebration here.

Eavis estimated that the cave is about 6 million years old and it’s definitely untouched or undiscovered before.

It’s amazing how much of Borneo is still unexplored especially the underground especially after much of Borneo’s forest and ecosystem have been exploited since early this century.

[image via The Star]

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Richard Ker

I love the history of North Borneo (Sabah) and strive to digitally archive any related information on this website. I'm also the author of LifeinMy.com and CyberjayaCity.com. Follow me on Twitter @richardker.

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