Category Archives: Caving

How many ways can I stuff up SRT?

LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK – 26 May 2019 The continuing story of me trying to become proficient with SRT (Single Rope Technique – used in caving).  If I just have to abseil down a rope, or prussik up the rope, … Continue reading

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I never thought I’d see the day!

ABERCROMBIE CAVES – 6 – 7 April, 2019 Ever since I started caving 10 years ago, all I ever heard from Jeff B was “you’ll never get me inside a cave!”  Our trip to Abercrombie Caves this weekend probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Who would have thought re-belays were that complicated?

GLENROCK SRA – 24 March 2019 Daniel B had organised a Single Rope Techniches (SRT) field day for Newcastle Hunter Speleos, so Marcia K and I (as associate members) thought we’d go along to get some SRT practice.  Marcia had … Continue reading

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Abercrombie … introduction to scaling poles

ABERCROMBIE CAVES – 16 & 17 March 2019 So, what are scaling poles you might ask?  Well, sometimes you need to get a ladder up to a hole in the side of a cliff (or the wall of a cave) … 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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