Monthly Archives: January 2019

I might have to do Bjelke’s Mind again!

BLUE MOUNTAINS – Bjelke’s Mind and Bubble Bath Canyons – 26 – 28 January 2019.
Originally this was a much more ambitious trip (in fact it was an In Your Dreams M trip), I was going to knock off Crikey Canyon too, seeing I was so close. But, things didn’t quite go to plan (as so often happens!). Overall, nothing went “wrong” and nothing bad happened but when you lead a trip, it’s always nice when everything slots into place – ah well! Continue reading

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Caving – Mystery Creek

MYSTERY CREEK, IDA BAY, TASMANIA – 12 January 2019 The caves in the Ida Bay and Junee Florentine areas in the south-east corner of Tasmania are typically BIG vertical caves, multi pitch abseils then you have to prussic back up … Continue reading

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Caving – Mt Cripps

MT CRIPPS, TASMANIA – 5 – 7 January, 2019 After the ASF Caving Conference in Devonport, a number of Post-Conference trips were offered, one of which was to Mt Cripps, a highly restricted area and there were only 8 people … Continue reading

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Finally, a Tassie canyon!

MACHINERY CREEK, Cethana, Tasmania – 2nd January 2019 I’ve always wanted to do a “canyon” in Tasmania, well, they don’t have slot canyons as such, more like multi-pitch creek walks.  When I attended the 2019 Australian Speleological Federation conference one … Continue reading

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