International Speleological Alpine Karst Group

Research Areas

ISAAK Research Areas.

+ activ, * sleeping, - finished

Northern of the Lake Brienz (in collaboration with and under coordination of the HRH)

Southern of the Lake Brienz

This karst region begins at the Schynige Platte, above Interlaken, and reaches more than 20 km until Meiringen. The highest cave entrances are located at 2400 m NN, the sources at Meiringen are located at 600 m NN. The deepest and longest object in this area is the Oberländer cave in the Sägistal, a cave system with two entrances. Up to now, this cave has been explored down to a depth of over 450 m and a length of more than 1.6 km. Further larger caves with more than 1000 m length are yet awaiting further exploration of open continuations.