Sheffield students put caves on map

Rosie Hadfield, deep inside a cave

Rosie Hadfield, deep inside a cave

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STUDENTS from Sheffield travelled to Morocco and discovered more than 70 caves.

A group of 21 members of the University of Sheffield’s Speleological Society travelling to Tazekka national park to explore and map caves not visited by British cavers since the 1980s.

The students investigated caves more than 90 metres deep and 150 metres long.

Rosie Hadfield, aged 23, said: “The conditions were very hot, reaching 40C in the middle of the day. Water was scarce when we were out each day and members carried three litres of water with them.”

The data will be compiled and sent to the British Caving Association’s library.