“Cave Exploration in Southeast Asia’s Most Pristine Environment, Laos”
A presentation by Aaron Addison

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Time Details: 5:30 PM Busines Meeting (Members Only)
6:00 PM Cocktails (Cash Bar)
6:45 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Speaker
Location: Whittemore House
Washington University Danforth Campus
6440 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105

Description:

In 2006, field reconnaissance revealed a massive limestone cave in the Khammouane Province of central Laos. An international team of explorers returned in early 2008 to document this world-class river cave system. Over 11 kilometers of cave passages were surveyed and photographed in just nine days. A better understanding of the region and its people was also achieved. Much of central Laos has been closed to outside visitors for almost 50 years. Based on the findings of the 2008 expedition, a return trip is planned to document other caves in the region.

Limestone formation, cave in Khammouane Province, Laos

Walk-Ins Welcome: No
Reservation Deadline: February 10, 2010
Reservations to: Becky Doane (rdoane@thompsoncoburn.com) or 314-231-2306, x1302
Please include your name and the names of your guests when making reservations.
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   Ms. Becky Doane
   Thompson Coburn LLP
   One US Bank Plaza, 34th Floor
   St. Louis, MO 63101-9702
Member Dinner Ticket: $50
Guest Dinner Ticket: $55
Lecture Only Ticket: N/A

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