Category Archives: MSS

David Crevasse in a day

BLUE MOUNTAINS – David Crevasse – 14 April 2019 Many, many years ago, when I first started canyoning, I suggested to Lindsay B that we do David Crevasse.  He shook his head firmly, if he’d had jowls at that time … 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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Cultivating Weed circa 1980s

MARY JANE CANYON – March 23, 2019 I’ve seen places in canyons (high up in creek systems) where people in the 70s or 80s had cultivated weed … chicken wire used to enclose a big flat area beside a creek … 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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