SHILLONG, March 21, 2019: A five-member team of cavers of the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) have discovered India’s deepest shaft at Krem Um Ladaw.

The discovery was made during the 28th edition of the annual ‘Caving in the Abode of the Clouds Expedition’ that took place between February 3 and 28.

Krem Puri, which at 24,583 metres, is acknowledged as the longest sandstone cave in the world, has now been further extended by another 459 m to top the cave at 25,042 metres.

This year’s expedition had a team strength of 30 cavers from the UK, Ireland, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland Serbia.


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