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8th ISCA Congress - Frasassi Italy - Letter from President

Dear ISCA Members & fellow Show Cave Enthusiasts,

Every 4 years we have the wonderful opportunity to come together at the International Show Cave Associations Congress to network, learn and experience the unique caves, beauty, tastes, history, culture and hospitality of our host’s region. 

This October 2018, ISCA’s 8th Congress is being hosted by the spectacular Frasassi Cave in the villages of Genga and Fabriano which are in the beautiful Marche Region of Italy.

Home to Frasassi Cave, Genga Italy holds the honor of being the birth place of ISCA.  Here in this charming village, the association was conceived and the 1st congress was held in 1990.  Since that time the ISCA headquarters have been hosted by Frasassi Cave in the historic Genga Castle. 

During the Congress we will have the opportunity to visit the world famous Frasassi Cave and experience other wonderful sites and activities in the region.  I also hope you will take advantage of the Pre-Tour in the Tuscany region and the Post-Tour in and around Rome and Campania Region. 

We are an association of people, scientists, organizations and government agencies, from around the world who have an interest in the development, management and conservation of show caves.

ISCA promotes proper management, conservation, safety and increasing public awareness about these special natural resources we have the honor and responsibility of stewarding. 

Show caves are a place for people to explore, learn and enjoy the wonders of nature underground.  They also provide jobs and help the economy of their regions by attracting tourism.

I am very excited for ISCA members and cave lovers from all over the world to gather this October to network, learn and experience the beauty, tastes, history, culture and hospitality of Italy at Frasassi – Genga, the place we call ISCA’s home!


Brad Wuest, President

International Show Caves Association

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04. July 2018

Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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Dear Cave Prehistory fans, if you are interested in cave prehistory literature, feel free to search under this link: http://www.ifrao.com/robert-g-bednarik/r-g-bednarik-library/

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