Caving in Tasmania – in the deep end

KUBLA KHAN (MC1 & MC29) – April 16, 2018
This is the cave that all Australian cavers aspire to see.  It’s a daunting trip, taking anywhere between 9 to 12 hours to do the full through trip.  It’s highly restricted, with only 12 recreational permits approved for the cave each year (only 6 cavers allowed per permit).  David W-C had organised a management trip for us which meant that we would be doing work in the cave on behalf of Karst Care Management and National Parks.  Continue reading

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Caving in Tasmania – Getting our feet wet

SASSAFRAS & MY CAVE – 14 – 15 April 2018
I have wanted to do some caves in Tasmania for quite a while now – after all, they are reputed to be the Best Caves in Australia!  So, when Newcastle/Hunter Valley Speleo club put on a trip, led by Garry S. I figured it was too good an opportunity to pass up.  What I didn’t know was that it would be a photography expedition – a whole new experience for me (with my teeny-tiny Olympus Tough point-and-shoot camera!). Continue reading

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Ettrema – No Country for Old Women

ETTREMA WILDERNESS – 29 March – 2 April 2018
Greta Road > Rogers Hill > Cinch Creek > Billys Hill > Billys Pass > Hamlet Crown > unnamed spur > Ettrema Creek > Tullyangela Creek > Puckett Pass > Pinchgut Hill > Cinch Creek > Tilly Anne Gap > Possibility Point > Tilly Anne Gap > Greta Road
This was a walk Jeff did 7 years ago and he thought that it was so good that I should do it – he admits now that he’d forgotten about some bits over the years (don’t we all?). Continue reading

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Lucid Pools Canyon

BLUE MOUNTAINS – 24 March 2018
Trish M and I had a Saturday free and Trish wanted to do Bell Canyon as she hadn’t done it before, it sounded like a good idea at the time.  But then there was a week of rain, and I wasn’t feeling in top form on the day so I hijacked her trip and suggested doing an exploratory canyon instead (sorry Trish), Alan G joined us for the day.  I’ve changed the name slightly and will explain that later. Continue reading

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Cooleman Adventure

COOLEMAN PLAINS – 17 March 2018
It was a long way to go for a day’s caving, but a weekend with MSS and CSS members was too good to pass up.  In the end Rod S and I drove down together (thanks for all the driving Rod!).  Plus, I got to go on an adventure with the amazing Regina looking for A-tents. Continue reading

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