Cupron is proud to support the United States Deep Caving Team in their 2013 J2 Expedition to the Cueve Cheve in Oaxaca, Mexico. In March 2013, 11 people will go down to the deepest known cavern in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s 11th deepest. Their mission is to make a connection with Cueva Cheve that will produce a cave system more than 2 kilometers in depth. The integration of the entire system will produce a 2,597-meter-deep cave and would represent the deepest natural abyss yet discovered.
One of the greatest limitations (time and distance underground) to Deep Caving expeditions arises out of infections from fungal and bacterial pathogens that thrive in these extreme environments. Such infections reduce time underground and in turn the extent to which cave systems can be discovered, explored and mapped. Cupron will supply the team with customized gloves and socks to transform regular products into essential devices that protect their skin through the power of copper. As with the trapped Chilean Miners who got Cupron socks to protect them in the extreme conditions they were in, these products will allow the expeditions to extend their time underground, and make the most of their arduous process of discovery.
We wish the team good luck achieving all their goals in the expedition and of course look forward to seeing them back safe.
The 2013 J2 Expedition will be documented by Discovery Channel.
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