Lengths and depths of caves in the 1623 area

This page lists the lengths, depths and horizontal extents of those caves on the plateau for which we have survey centerline data. At present, that's only 109 out of 250 or so, but the missing ones are mostly very small and obscure; the notable exceptions are some caves explored by other groups (35, LA25, BS17), and CUCC caves 71, 76, 92, 96 and 97. Of the latter 76 (by far the most significant of these) is in the process of being re-explored, and the figures in the table are for the portions revisited so far.

The eight main constitutent parts of the Schwarzmooskogel master system (40, 41, 78, 88, 115, 116, 136, 144 and 161) are listed separately in the table, although in some cases there is some ambiguity as to where to draw the lines; but for comparison I have also included the measurements of the whole system.

In these tables "length" means the total length of survey legs, not just the horizontal components, but "extent" is the maximum horizontal distance between any two survey stations. (If anyone knows a good algorithm for finding the maximum 3D spatial diameter of a set of points, and is willing to implement it, please do so!)

Deepest cavesLongest caves

Kat. Nr.NameLength (m)Depth (m)Extent (m)
Schwarzmooskogelhöhlensystem60570.71042.02818.2
18Gaisofen im Ammerei284.418.7164.2
31Elchhöhle262.726.684.6
32Windloch am Stögerweg20.020.00.0
40Schwarzmooskogeleishöhle5448.9262.0792.0
41Stellerweghöhle9353.5385.7434.8
76Eislufthöhle2457.1297.2234.8
78Schwaben(schacht)höhle7846.9328.6528.5
81Schwa Höhle 81242.234.952.1
82Bräuninghöhle364.3218.0108.7
88Lärchenschacht1774.0201.6401.7
90Bräu Schacht 9013.012.63.4
91Bräu Schacht 9115.014.53.9
103Plateau Schacht 10330.030.00.0
105Plateau Schacht 10540.038.84.5
107Gemshöhle593.1283.476.5
108Plateau Schacht 10827.026.26.5
113Sonnenstrahlhöhle841.9206.0116.1
115Schnellzughöhle5704.0746.71049.1
116Kleine Eishöhle221.939.560.6
131Thomas-Eishöhle1016.9192.6234.1
135Schwa Schacht 13521.020.01.0
136Steinschlagschacht3432.5445.6773.9
138Schwa Schacht 13846.042.15.6
139Schwa Schacht 13920.620.00.6
143Weiße Warze Schacht I1026.7171.1210.5
144Tony's Second Höhle2876.3361.5470.5
145Wolfhöhle1231.5401.7355.3
147Schwa Höhle 14774.011.154.3
148Marilyn Monroe Höhle422.998.982.2
158Donner und Blitzen Höhle255.3118.047.7
161Kaninchenhöhle22370.0524.7901.0
162Schwa Höhle 162159.332.456.5
163Schwa Höhle 16357.617.135.1
172Plateau Höhle 90/220.92.419.4
174Plateau Schacht 90/430.030.00.0
175Plateau Schacht 90/520.020.00.0
176Plateau Schacht 90/630.030.00.0
182Bovistundpuderzuckerhöhle1176.7292.3301.9
183Elchfalle106.170.019.0
185Zweijahreentstehungshöhle94.763.520.1
193Schwa Schacht 19320.39.58.4
195Schwa Schacht 19544.237.37.5
196Schwa Höhle 19627.213.414.6
199Stürzender Felsbrocken Höhle86.229.634.4
200Verlorener Rucksack Schacht60.040.010.0
201Haftefelle Schacht15.315.00.3
202Dominoschacht69.251.725.7
203Sonnenscheinschacht41.035.613.2
204Steinbrückenhöhle16598.2621.2935.3
205Nordalpenschacht90.838.837.5
2067-Eingangshöhle54.016.243.1
207Plumpsklohöhle8.31.27.0
208Quallenhöhle15.69.76.4
209Schistock-Absturzschacht16.516.03.8
215Rufverbindungshöhle48.710.821.9
216Nichts 50104.927.059.1
220Kennedy Alternative8.35.56.3
225Jahrzehnschacht12.012.00.0
228Kleine Schnellzughöhle29.79.718.4
229Weiße Höhle55.515.630.7
231Traungoldhöhle226.726.151.2
232Grießkogelschacht679.0371.950.7
233Betthupferie66.449.121.6
234Hauchhöhle1285.0145.5186.9
238Flinkameiseschacht49.224.018.2
239Rock'n'Roll Höhle503.240.4172.4
240Gewölbeschacht50.943.711.1
241Dreieckhöhle53.713.036.1
242Tropfelhöhle17.510.45.5
243GNDN Höhle52.930.827.7
244Dünne Faulpelz Höhle156.451.151.6
245Weizeneishöhle134.218.947.9
246Damoclesschacht57.546.16.8
248Blaudrachenschacht132.8109.228.2
249Artischockehöhle63.66.851.3
250Schönschrifthöhle10.26.38.0
251In Ihrer Gesichtshöhle 169.436.464.1
252Bunnyschacht208.484.127.3
LA11Lungehöhle642.0375.4159.2
LA12Sternloch341.5331.074.7
LA34Rätselhöhle533.1425.0136.9
1987-02?269.923.974.5
2002-W-02?22.19.613.0
2002-05Rhabarberhöhle16.68.28.5
2002-06Eiercremehöhle5.64.02.5
2002-07Quarries A-C41.834.215.6
2002-08Quarries E21.314.510.2
2002-XXQuarries D15.212.34.0
2004-01Bivvy cave14.93.811.9
2004-03Gemse Skeleton Cave37.53.917.1
2004-08?78.97.731.9
2004-14Doktorarbeitloch22.913.418.5
2005-01Mysteryville60.321.615.9
2005-92?20.418.73.6
2005-93?10.08.64.9
2005-94?8.77.71.0
2005-95?19.39.92.2
2005-96Schlotschacht9.17.92.5
2005-99Ohne Mantel Höhle16.14.57.2
258Tunnockschacht6094.7290.9632.6
2006-08Knackered Tacklesack Cave12.19.08.1
2006-09Random Schacht14.013.12.8
2006-70Cairn Cave16.313.94.7
2006-71?13.811.96.9
2006-72Mystery '+' cave13.83.311.2
2007-70Spit Pot15.014.01.0
2007-71?32.56.920.8
2007-72Batter Pot24.314.910.2

The plateau's 30 deepest caves

Kat. Nr.NameLength (m)Depth (m)Extent (m)
Schwarzmooskogelhöhlensystem60570.71042.02818.2
115Schnellzughöhle5704.0746.71049.1
204Steinbrückenhöhle16598.2621.2935.3
161Kaninchenhöhle22370.0524.7901.0
136Steinschlagschacht3432.5445.6773.9
LA34Rätselhöhle533.1425.0136.9
145Wolfhöhle1231.5401.7355.3
41Stellerweghöhle9353.5385.7434.8
LA11Lungehöhle642.0375.4159.2
232Grießkogelschacht679.0371.950.7
144Tony's Second Höhle2876.3361.5470.5
LA12Sternloch341.5331.074.7
78Schwaben(schacht)höhle7846.9328.6528.5
76Eislufthöhle2457.1297.2234.8
182Bovistundpuderzuckerhöhle1176.7292.3301.9
258Tunnockschacht6094.7290.9632.6
107Gemshöhle593.1283.476.5
40Schwarzmooskogeleishöhle5448.9262.0792.0
82Bräuninghöhle364.3218.0108.7
113Sonnenstrahlhöhle841.9206.0116.1
88Lärchenschacht1774.0201.6401.7
131Thomas-Eishöhle1016.9192.6234.1
143Weiße Warze Schacht I1026.7171.1210.5
234Hauchhöhle1285.0145.5186.9
158Donner und Blitzen Höhle255.3118.047.7
248Blaudrachenschacht132.8109.228.2
148Marilyn Monroe Höhle422.998.982.2
252Bunnyschacht208.484.127.3
183Elchfalle106.170.019.0
185Zweijahreentstehungshöhle94.763.520.1

The plateau's 30 longest caves

Kat. Nr.NameLength (m)Depth (m)Extent (m)
Schwarzmooskogelhöhlensystem60570.71042.02818.2
161Kaninchenhöhle22370.0524.7901.0
204Steinbrückenhöhle16598.2621.2935.3
41Stellerweghöhle9353.5385.7434.8
78Schwaben(schacht)höhle7846.9328.6528.5
258Tunnockschacht6094.7290.9632.6
115Schnellzughöhle5704.0746.71049.1
40Schwarzmooskogeleishöhle5448.9262.0792.0
136Steinschlagschacht3432.5445.6773.9
144Tony's Second Höhle2876.3361.5470.5
76Eislufthöhle2457.1297.2234.8
88Lärchenschacht1774.0201.6401.7
234Hauchhöhle1285.0145.5186.9
145Wolfhöhle1231.5401.7355.3
182Bovistundpuderzuckerhöhle1176.7292.3301.9
143Weiße Warze Schacht I1026.7171.1210.5
131Thomas-Eishöhle1016.9192.6234.1
113Sonnenstrahlhöhle841.9206.0116.1
232Grießkogelschacht679.0371.950.7
LA11Lungehöhle642.0375.4159.2
107Gemshöhle593.1283.476.5
LA34Rätselhöhle533.1425.0136.9
239Rock'n'Roll Höhle503.240.4172.4
148Marilyn Monroe Höhle422.998.982.2
82Bräuninghöhle364.3218.0108.7
LA12Sternloch341.5331.074.7
18Gaisofen im Ammerei284.418.7164.2
1987-02?269.923.974.5
31Elchhöhle262.726.684.6
158Donner und Blitzen Höhle255.3118.047.7

This page used to house a list of the deepest and longest caves in Austria, with ours highlighted. Rather than maintaining our own independent database, it seems much more sensible to link to the much more frequently updated list here maintained by Theo Pfarr. For comparison, Bob Gulden of the American NSS maintains a list here of the world's longest caves.