Abercrombie – the only act in town

ABERCROMBIE CAVES – 10 – 12 January 2020
This trip had been set up months ago, to try to finish off some of the outstanding cave surveying for the upcoming publication of the definitive book on Abercrombie Caves.  I knew it would be hot, after all, we usually go during winter, but I didn’t think we’d have a 40ºC day – and I was sleeping in my car, I swear the temperature was still 30 inside the car when I went to bed! Continue reading

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Abseiling the Redhead Cliffs – just for the hell of it

REDHEAD – 5 January 2020
Thanks to Brad from BWOC, we were able to go to Redhead and do some big abseils, just for the hell of it.  After all, with no rain and too many fires, there wasn’t much more that we could do; I was surprised that so many people signed up – obviously everyone’s getting cabin fever. Continue reading

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Coastal fitness walks

CENTRAL COAST – 3 & 4 January 2020
With so many National Parks closed, and high temperatures forecast, a couple of beach walks seemed like a good idea.  Normally not blog-worthy, I thought I’d post because some of you might think I am languishing in front of the TV feeling deprived.  The legendary Louise joined me for both days and Marcia joined us for the hottest day, Saturday. Continue reading

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It’s time to think outside of the square

BUDDEROO NATIONAL PARK – 27 December 2019
With all the usual canyoning haunts closed due to being scorched by bushfires over the last 2 months, most canyoners are feeling a bit deprived.  I’ve been casting around for some alternatives and this great little canyon came out of left field, from an unexpected source.  I’ve abseiled before in areas on the Illawarra Escarpment, but hadn’t even heard of this little national park. Continue reading

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Grand at Night

BLUE MOUNTAINS NP – 14 December 2019
With the weekend’s canyoning trip to Mt Wilson a no-go due to the park being closed, we decided on a full day … SRT practice in the morning, Dargan’s Creek in the afternoon and a night trip through Grand Canyon.  Perhaps that was a little ambitious, it turned into a 15 hour day – we did have a couple of hours off for lunch and dinner breaks, but a BIG day nevertheless. Continue reading

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