Rafting the Snowy River

McKILLOP’S BRIDGE to BUCHAN – 2 – 5 October 2019
I’d always wanted to raft the Franklin River, but just lately I’d been thinking that maybe I was “past” such a big adventure.  So, when Daniel B proposed a three night/four day white water rafting trip on the Snowy River, it seemed like a safer (softer) option.  Although, once they described how you could fall out and be washed downstream (chin up/feet up!), I was then stressing about falling out! How was I going to manage paddling plus holding onto something so I didn’t fall out at the same time? Continue reading

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Making up for M’s Folly

NEWNES PLATEAU – 15 September 2019
Our second day’s canyoning was a canyon I’d wanted to do for over four years but just never had the opportunity.  It’s an unpublished canyon, but for this post we’ll call it Portal Canyon.  Mind you, it’s been done to death lately, so everyone seems to know about it, but still probably a good idea for it to be “relatively” unknown. Continue reading

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Canyoning – Boudoir and M’s Folly

NEWNES PLATEAU – 14 September 2019
I had six people signed up to do Tuglow Main Cave – I’d never done it before and it was a case of do it now – or forget about it.  I’d put on a few SRT training days so everyone would be up to speed for the prussik out (especially me), and I’d applied for the permit six months ago and been given verbal confirmation that it was approved.  And then disaster struck! Continue reading

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Abercrombie – again?

ABERCROMBIE CAVES – 16 – 20 September 2019
How many times can you visit Abercrombie Caves in one year?  Well when your speleo club decides to write a book on the area, and you’re a soft touch when the word goes around to help out, the answer is “heaps”.  However, this time it was much more interesting – at least for me. Continue reading

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Gang Gang Creek – unfinished business

SUNNYSIDE RIDGE – 25 August 2019
Day 3 of our Sunnyside Ridge Trifecta.  A couple of years ago John and I (and others) had explored Gang Gang creek and its uninspiring canyon.  But, we did come across a major side creek that had a big cavern formed by a massive rock fall.  We couldn’t go any further but determined that we’d come back from upstream of the rock fall to check out the creek.  So, here we were, off on another adventure. Continue reading

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