Lights, Camera, Action!

Extremely rare footage of M!  As most of you know, apart from being extremely camera shy, I’m also a member of Metropolitan Speleological Society (MSS) – amongst other clubs!  One of our members, Alan Green, and I were talking about how hard it was to get members, particularly younger members, to join caving clubs.  It might surprise some of you that there are only a little over 1,000 cavers in Australia who belong to clubs, very select group eh? Continue reading

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Abseiling the Shark Hole

CATHERINE HILL BAY – 10 November 2019
Years ago, we’d talked about abseiling into the slot at the Shark Hole, but we never got around to it, possibly because we figured you’d have to prussik out of it, or, I had hoped that you could get out at a really low tide by walking around the rocks.  Turns out the slot is a bit longer than I remembered, there’d be no walking out via the Shark Hole. Continue reading

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What else can go wrong? Plans A – G

WOLLEMI NATIONAL PARK – 26 – 30 October 2019
This was to be my epic Rambo Creek Expedition …  if nothing else, this trip proved the value in continually reassessing the situation, being flexible and on-the-spot quick thinking.  But sometimes the best laid plans fall in a heap. Continue reading

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Bull Ant – another canyon off the wish list

WOLLEMI NP – 29 October 2019
I’d seen lots of photos of Bull Ant but had been put off by photos of an exposed looking climb (we all know I’m not fond of climbs), but John G reassured me with “I don’t remember any climbs other than what we’ve done to get up to Drowned Rat Canyon”.  So, with our adventure up Coorongooba Creek cut short with a fire on Gospers Mountain, we decided that Tuesday we’d go and do Bull Ant. Continue reading

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The Fabulous Falls Abseil Trip

NEWNES PLATEAU – 20 October 2019
A new off the beaten track abseil trip pioneered by Mike B and Lozz C of Upper Blue Mountains Bushwalking Club.  I felt so fortunate … I was on a trip with the pioneers, the waterfall was stunning and the weather was perfect … doesn’t get much better than that. Continue reading

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