Past Programs 2018-09-28T11:39:11+00:00

2018

1/30 – Caves and Via Ferratas of Spain and France by Andrew Filer

2/27 – An NSS Webinar; Cave Resources of TN, Part 1

5/29 – An NSS Webinar; Cave Resources of TN, Part 2

7/31 – An NSS Webinar; The Secret Life of Ropes

9/26 – An NSS Webinar; The International Union of Speleology and the NSS

10/30 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns followed by dinner at The Warwick on the square in Hummelstown, PA

2017

1/31 – Eurospelo in the UK: Caves of the Mendips, Yorkshire, and South West Wales by Andrew Filer.

2/28 – An NSS Webinar; The Underground Cities of Turkey, Part 1.

3/28 – An NSS Webinar; The Underground Cities of Turkey, Part 2.

4/25 – An NSS Webinar; The PESH Project, Hauatla Cave, Mexico, Part 1.

5/30 – An NSS Webinar; The PESH Project, Hauatla Cave, Mexico, Part 2.

8/29 – An NSS Webinar; The PESH Project, Hauatla Cave, Mexico, Part 2. (Continued)

9/26 – An NSS Webinar; Murder Hole Cave

10/24 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns followed by dinner at The Warwick on the square in Hummelstown, PA

2016

1/26 – Yorkshire Dales and Peak District UK Cave Trip Presentation by Andrew Filer

2/23 – Members’ cave pack demo

3/29 – Wind and Jewel Cave Presentation by Sandy Myers

4/26 – Dye Tracing Webinar Part 1

10/25 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns followed by dinner at The Warwick on the square in Hummelstown, PA

2015

1/27 – Lava Tube Caving in Iceland, Part 1, by Mike Shank

2/24 – DVD: 2015 NSS Convention Promo Video

3/31 – Lava Tube Caving in Iceland, Part 2, by Mike Shank

4/28 – Caves and Karst of West Virginia Webinar, Part 1

5/26 – Caves and Karst of West Virginia Webinar, Part 2

10/27 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns followed by dinner at The Warwick on the square in Hummelstown, PA

2014

2/25 – Cave Access Update

3/25 – Caver Music video “Five short hours of Caving” & 2014 NSS Convention Video

4/29 – Dirty Jobs; Cave Biologist

5/27  – Caves of the Bihor and Mehedinti Mountains of Romania by Andrew Filer

9/30 – A demonstration of the ropes & knots used in verticle caving by Andrew Filer.

10/28 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns followed by dinner at The Warwick on the square in Hummelstown, PA

2013

1/29 – A Dale Ibberson video of a York Grotto trip to Mummau Cave.

4/30 – A Video Tour of the Devil’s Cave System in Florida by YG Member Jessica Zellers.

10/29 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns followed by dinner at The Warwick on the square in Hummelstown, PA

2012

1/31 – DVD: National Geographic’s “Into The Lost Crystal Caves,” Part 3.

2/28 – NSS DVD: Karst Topography: A Unique and Fragile Environment.

3/27 – Power Point presentation by Chris Edenbo: Update on the grotto dig in the sinkhole on the Larry Adams property.

4/24 – A review of the digital processing of the old issues of the York Grotto News and grotto owned cave maps by Chris Edenbo and two short educational videos on cave biology.

5/29 – Pictures by Joel Jacobs of the York Grotto Vertical Practice on 5/19/12 and of a visit to the cave in the On-Line Caving Experience plus a trip into Python Cave from 5/26/12.

6/19 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, PA.

9/25 – Dr. Charlie Miller’s power point presentation on caves in the Chambersburg area.

2011

1/25 – DVD: Discovery Channel’s Big Science; “Iceland 2006” – Part 2.

2/22 – Slide Show: “A Caving Expedition to Belize 1985” from the personal collection of member Frank Herceg.

3/29 – DVD: National Geographic’s “Into The Lost Crystal Caves,” Part 1.

5/31 – DVD: National Geographic’s “Into The Lost Crystal Caves,” Part 2.

6/21 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, PA followed by a meeting in The Amos Wilson Room of the cave.

9/27 – A presentation on the Pequea Silver Mine by Chris Haefner.

10/25 – A power point presentation by Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services on the geology of south central Pa.

12/10 – The Promo Movie for the 2012 NSS Convention.

2010

1/26 – A selection from the A & E series: Cities of the Underworld.”

2/23 – Baker Caverns DVD taken by member J.R. Reich in 2000.

3/30 – Cave Related Geology: a slide presentation by member Frank Herceg

4/27 – Ocean Eiler made a presentation about The Access Fund. Founded in 1991, it is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. www.accessfund.org/

5/25 – The Preview Video for the 2010 NSS Convention in Essex Junction, VT.

6/22 – A guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, PA followed by a meeting in The Amos Wilson Room of the cave.

7/27 – Member Andy Leh’s slides from his trip to Endless Caverns, VA, Ruby Falls Cave, TN and Rock City on top of Lookout Mt.

9/28 – “Battle for the Bats.” An NSS Salon Award Winning Video about WNS with excellent shots of cave life.

10/26 – DVD: Discovery Channel’s Big Science; “Iceland 2006” Part 1.

12/11 (Holiday Party) – NOVA DVD: Extreme Cave Diving.

2009

2/24 – Slide Presentation: Man Made Caves by Ewald Baker.

3/31 – Cave Rescue by Pat Minnick, member NCRC.

4/28 – NSS DVD: “Buried Treasure, Kentucky’s Saltpeter Mines in the War of 1812.”

5/26 – Slides from the York Grotto collection by Chris Edenbo.

6/23 – A tour of Indian Echo Caverns.

7/28 – Alan Horn’s slides of the Bone Norman Cave System.

9/29 – “Bats of America”

10/27 – NSS DVD: “Secrets of Limestone Groundwater.”

2008

1/29 – “The Five Deepest Underwater Caves” by member Brett Johnson.

2/28 – The Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth: “Caves.”

3/25 – Member Dale Ibberson’s slides of Roher’s Cave.

4/29 – An Introduction to Vertical Caving by member Kevin Dunleavy.

5/27 – “Caving First Aid” by member Chris Edenbo.

7/29 – Dirtiest Jobs: “Caving” by member Nick Stoner.

9/30 – The Geology of Caves by member Frank Herceg.

10/28 – Slide program: “Endangered Species of Pennsylvania” by member Jim Hart.

2007

1/30 – DVD: “The Discovery of Grand Caverns.”

2/27 – Technical difficulties left us without a program so chairman Joel Jacobs read one of his short stories entitled “Road Kill.”

3/27 – Video: A Bill Stone Power Point presentation, “Deep Caving in Mexico.” (Introduces the audience to the world of
Sistema Cheve and the technology that has been developed to explore it.)

4/24 – Video: “Realm of Darkness; Hollow Mountain of Mulu.”

5/29 – DVD: NSS Convention Promo, and members’ slides.

6/26 – Video: “The Illusive Depths of Mexico.”

7/31 – Slide Presentation: A report on the 2007 NSS Convention by members Elana Davis & Brett Johnson.

2006

1/31 – Cave photographs by Alan Horn.

2/28 – Extreme Rappelling by Alan Horn.

3/28 – “Cave of the Medicine Woman.” A reading of an original story by its author Joel Jacobs.

4/25 – Two Videos: “Lifeline” & “Lechugilla Cave, The Hidden Giant” thanks to member Frank Herceg.

5/30 – Two Videos: “Single Rope Ascending Systems” & “The History of Vertical Caving” thanks to member Kevin Dunleavy.

6/27 – “Bats; Diversity, Ecology & Conservation” presented by member Jim Hart.

7/25 – Grotto member Michael Shearer presented a digital video report on the activities of his Caving Venture Crew.

9/26 – Members’ OTR memorabilia including pictures & slides from 2006 and prior years.

10/31 – NSS Best of Show video: Expeditions to the Edge: Cave Flood.

2005

2/22 – “Virtual Cave” a demonstration by member Matt Saltzer.

3/29 – Slide Presentation; “The Bootlegger Sink Project” by member Jay Herbein.

4/26 – “Vertical Equipment Forum” by member Ed Sira.

5/31 – “Virtual Cave Project” by Members Matt Saltzer & Craig Anderson.

6/28 – “Commercial Slides from Harry’s Travels” by Harry Sowers

7/26 – NSS DVD: “Low Impact Caving in Arkansas” by member Joel Jacobs

9/27 – “Boxwork & Wind Cave” by member Ted Sargent

10/25 – George & Karen Bange’s Rupert Cave Power Point Presentation narrated by member Dale Ibberson

2004

4/27 – “Russian Caving,” Part 1, by member Ed Sira.

5/25 – “Russian Caving,” Part 2, by member Ed Sira.

6/29 – A presentation on surveying by member John Rosenfeld, a tour of Indian Echo Caverns, and a slide program created by member Dale Ibberson entitled “The History of Indian Echo Caverns.”

7/27 – Members’ Slides with Frank Herceg.

9/28 – Slides: “Caving in Belize, 1985” by member Frank Herceg.

10/26 – Video: “Golindrinas Pit” by member Ed Sera.

2003

1/28 – Video: “Season of the Bat” by member Joel Jacobs.

2/25 – Slides & videos: “Caves of the Western U.S.” by member Ted Sargent.

3/25 – Slides of the 1993 York Grotto trip to Iceland by member Frank Herceg.

4/29 – Video: “Alexander Cave” by member Dale Ibberson.

5/27 – Prusik Knot tying session led by member Mark Engle.

6/24 – DVD: “Amazing Caves” by Mark Engle.

7/29 – “The 1987-88 Diamante Expedition” by member John Rosenfeld.

8/26 – Members slides, photos or videos.

9/30 – “Caves of India” by member Dave Kohuth.

10/28 – “Caves of the Yucatan” by member Ted Sargent.

2002

1/28 – “Cave Diving” by member Ted Sargent.

2/26 – “First Aid & CPR” by Joy Hackman.

3/26 – “Vertical Equipment Discussion” facilitated by member Mark Engle.

4/30 – “Members’ Photo Salon.”