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Huntsville Grotto of the National Speleological Society


  • 31 Aug 2022 7:02 PM | David Michal (Administrator)

    It's almost time for the annual grotto picnic and auction.  The picnic and auction will be on Friday, September 9th starting at 6:00 pm.  The location is the NSS pavilion.

    The picnic will be first.  The grotto will provide hamburgers and hot dogs as usual.  We just ask to you to bring a side or dessert to share.  You will also need to bring your own beverage.  There should be plenty of picnic tables, but you may want to bring a chair just in case.

    The auction will immediately follow the picnic.  Please also bring items to donate to the auction.  These can be caving related or anything else.  The proceeds will be used to fund the JV award and other grotto grants. Our chairman, James, will gladly auction off anything.  If nothing else, come to see his performance.  It is usually quite a show.  You can pay for your winning bids using cash, check, or credit card.

    Hope to see you all there,
    Dave Michal
    Membership Chair

  • 23 Aug 2022 11:26 AM | David Michal (Administrator)
    October 6-9th.

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  • 8 Aug 2022 1:37 PM | David Michal (Administrator)

    Please be informed that Vertical Bill Cuddington (age 88) passed away at his home at approximately 7:30 PM Central Daylight Time on Friday evening, August 5, 2022 after a long illness.

    Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 11 at the Moulton First United Methodist Church (14595 Market Street, Moulton, Alabama; 256-974-1185).  Services will begin at 2:00 PM at the same location.

  • 14 Jul 2022 8:24 AM | David Michal (Administrator)

    Robby Chandler was awarded the Horizontal 12 and Vertical 8 at the July grotto meeting. Congratulations Robby!

    The requirement for the Horizontal Twelve Award is having traversed the major portion of twelve Alabama caves over one mile in length. There are numerous caves you can choose from to fulfill this requirement, as there are currently over 50 caves in Alabama that are over one mile in length. 

    The requirements for the Vertical Eight Award are:

    • Any five Alabama pit caves, all of which are more than 100 foot single pitch (in other words, the pit must be at least 100 feet of total depth; two pits in the same cave that add up to 100 feet total do not count).
    • Two Alabama pit caves that are more than 200 feet single pitch.
    • One Alabama cave with more than 400 feet in total depth (multi-drop cave systems count for this depth requirement).
    • You must personally rig at least one of the pits.
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