Perhaps not everyone knows that Grigna is not only a territory of great mountaineering feats, but from 40 years, it is also an object of study and exploration by many cavers. The Grignone is one of the largest Italian karst basins : in the limestone, vast white expanses with flashes of green, you can find hundreds of caves, with a prevalent vertical development, “ all to be explored”. In particular, during the past 25 years, the knowledge of the cavities has been increasing and even today most of them are still under exploration. “W the women”, with its 1200 meters deep, is currently the deepest cavity present in the territory of Grignone and probably one of the most well –known by the hikers, who can meet it easily because its entrance is on the side of the path that leads to the summit of Grigna. To go into the caves you must have specific skills, that you can obtain attending a course of speleology organized by one of the speleological group on the territory.
The project INGRIGNA has as its own objective the study and the knowledge of the Grigna karst subsurface. The exploration, the documentation, the surveying, the research and the review of the entrances are the main activities of the people who take part in this project. Many cavers, who belong to other national associations and, in the recent years, also from foreign groups,take part in these activities; so we have a traversal speleology, which exceeds the logic of the single group and that is the basis of the successes and the achievements obtained till nowadays. Since 2003 the Summer camp is organized annually during the month of August. This is the most important moment of activities and the refuge Bogani is an important base as storage of materials and as well as overnight and dinner. Cavers can rely on the availability and support of Enrico and Mariangela before and after the effort of the caving (even when you exit the cave at night!). Participations are open to all, just take contact with the responsible of the project through the website.