I worked my butt off this Summer to be able to join the lab group I just started working with at Georgia Tech in Borneo for a month starting in mid-October. I am really stoked about going (what caver wouldn't be?!?), but none of the group are *cavers* and it is mostly just a research trip - (although they have been going there every 2 or 3 years pretty regularly and are very conscientious of the cave environments). I might get a few days in which I can explore a bit more - anyone have any contacts in Borneo (Mulu National Park, I can't really leave the park except the last 2 days of my trip when I will be in Kota Kinabalu trying to find someone to hike up a mountain with me)??? Even if you have caver contacts in Malaysia that are retired/work from home and would like to join me for a day, that would be awesome...
This might be a stupid question but is there anything vertical in Borneo or should I just leave that gear at home?
Because I know someone will ask, the lab is doing paleoclimate research. I am specifically doing a project that is more related to airflow dynamics using an air velocity sensor, some temperature/humidity sensors and a pressure sensor and correlating that with drip rates. I am not sure how things will turn out yet; I am still working on the sensors.
If anyone has any words of wisdom about Borneo or Malaysia please share :)