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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Sharing the Love

BLAXLAND – 19 October 2019
As Kenneth Grahame said in The Wind in the Willows “believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about” well,  it was “in a boat”, but just substitute on a rope!  As most of you know, I love canyoning and abseiling and hanging off a rope. Continue reading

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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  It’s an unpublished canyon, but for this post we’ll call it Portal Canyon.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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