Prof. Dr. Hubert Trimmel wrote probably the most important German book about Höhlenkunde (speleology). It is still the German standard work, although it is 35 years old now.
For many years he was editor of the magazine Die Höhle, which is the publication of the Verband Österreichischer Höhlenforscher (VÖH - Austrian Cavers Association). He was Honorary President of the International Union of Speleology and the VÖH.
He recieved a lot of decorations for his decades of scientific work, not even for speleology but also nature protection, geology and publication. After his eremitation he traveled a lot and visited many speleologic congresses all over the world, and is thus well known to many cavers.
|12-OCT-1924||born in Vienna.|
|1949||founding member of the Verband österreichischer Höhlenforscher (VÖH), the Speleologic Association of Austria.|
|1954||becomes editor of the Austrian caving magazine Die Höhle.|
|1984||Silbernes Ehrenzeichen of Oberösterreich.|
|1984||Goldener Höhlenbär of the VÖH.|
|1990||Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst of the Republik Österreich.|
|1996||first laureate of the Dr.-Benno-Wolf-Preis of the German Verband der deutschen Höhlen und Karstforscher e.V..|
|2004||handed the work for Die Höhle over to an editorial team.|
|15-DEC-2013||died in Vienna.|