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2000
- Complete crossing of the Nahr Ibrahim canyon, Houet el Dakhoun.

2001
- SCL organizes the first caving symposium for its 50th anniversary. The event included a joint exhibition of photography and posters under the caving theme in addition to a documentary and photographic retrospective of its 50 years of activity.

2002
- The SCL organizes the first inter Arab training with the Saudi Geological Society. The SCL taught basic SRT and rescue techniques.
- Nabaa el Shatawie cave is re-explored and a further 2km is discovered.

- The survey and research of the Shatawie cave in Khalet Khazen, South Lebanon was completed.
-The Al-Ouat’Ouate magazine issue number 12 is published. The magazine is a special issue dedicated to the Al-Shatawie cave.

2003
-Preliminary assessment of the show cave potential of Nabaa el Mghara in Hrajel, Mount Lebanon for the Ministry of Environment.

2004:
- The survey of Qadisha cave, Bcharre, north Lebanon is completed.
- The survey of Al-Kassarat cave in Antelias is finalized.

2005
- SCL takes part in the UIS symposium in Greece.
- The Al-Ouat’Ouate magazine issue number 13 is published by the SCL.
- The survey of Afqa cave in Aaqoura cave is finalized.
- The Salle Blanche in Jiita cave is revisited and documented.
- The Lebanese army training in SRT techniques.
- The National Order of the Cedars - Officer Rank was given to the club.

2006
-The MESSII (Middle East Speleological Symposium) is organized by the SCL in collaboration with the Lebanese CNRS and UIS. The Proceeding of the symposium were also published.
- The opening of Sami Karkabi Library, which is the documentation center of speleology in the Middle East at the SCL headquarters in Bsalim.
- Cavers from SCL organize a successful trip to Oman and photograph the 2nd biggest chamber in the world in Majlis el Djin.

2007
-Bat census with experts from Czech Republic (Charles University and National Museum).

2008
- Bat census with experts from Czech Republic (Charles University and National Museum).
- The survey of Roueiss cave in Aaqoura cave is finalized.
- Cavers from SCL organized successful trips to Iran and Syria. In Syria the longest lava tube (Umm el Rumman cave) in the Middle East was discovered in As- Suwayda Province.
- The Al-Ouat’Ouate magazine issue number 14 is published.

2009
-The Al-Ouat’Ouate magazine issue number 15 is published. The magazine includes a tribute to the discovery of the upper dry gallery of Jiita which was opened as a show cave in the sixties.
-Rahoue cave is re-explored and XXkm of new development is discovered.
- SCL takes part in the UIS symposium in Texas-USA.
- Opening of the New SAMI KARKABI Library in SCL headquarters.
- The SCL with the coordination of the UIS organizes a training to the Iranian Speleological Team.
- A caving expedition took place in Syria in which the longuest lava cave in the Middle East was discovered.
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Albert Anavy
Lebanese money and original photo by Sami Karkabi
Lebanese stamp and original photo by Sami Karkabi
Lebanese stamps and original photo by Sami Karkabi
Lionel Ghora
Sami Karkabi
jiita 1960's photo by sami karkabi
jiita cave 1960's photo by sami karkabi
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