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Fang Cave
Lower Entrance, Fang Cave

The Alberta Speleological Society (ASS) is an organization open to anyone interested in the 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 over 200 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 fifty years. We are happy to advise governments and agencies on issues related to cave management, and we actively support the separate Alberta/BC Cave Rescue Service.

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 has acted as the Volunteer Steward for Cadomin Cave in partnership with Alberta Environmental Protection. We support the activities and values of the Canadian Cave Conservancy.

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