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Fang Cave
Lower Entrance, Fang Cave

The Alberta Speleological Society (ASS) is an organization open to anyone interested in sporting or scientific aspects of caves in the Rocky Mountains, and who is willing to visit them in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. We are one of several caving clubs in Canada and have informal connections with many caving organizations worldwide. Our present membership of about 120 cavers ranges from first time novices to seasoned veterans with international caving experience. We are the recognized caving authority in the province of Alberta, and our dedication to the exploration, study, and conservation of caves in the Canadian Rockies has helped set caving standards in Canada for the last forty years.

The Alberta Speleological Society promotes the conservation of physical and biological features within caves, to preserve them in their natural state and to foster within the general public an appreciation of caves as a valuable natural resource. The Alberta Speleological Society is also the Volunteer Steward for Cadomin Cave in partnership with Alberta Environmental Protection.

Dedication: to the memory of Terry Wachniak (1968 - 2005), whose work on this website helped bring the Alberta Speleological Society into the new millennium.