Friday, 10 January 2014 00:00

Serendipity Canyon - 11 Jan 2014

Yet another beginners trip down Serendipity. Aaron, Bright and Jason hadn't done any canyoning with abseils before, so the Thursday beforehand we spent a couple of hours on some basic abseil instruction.

Saturday, 30 November 2013 06:00

Tiger Snake Canyon - 1 Dec 2013

Day 2 of the bi-annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course and one of my favourite canyons. It's a dry canyon, which means you only get your feet wet - it's a shame that it's not longer. If you want to make a day of it, then you can follow up with Penrose Gully.

This was day 1 of the bi-annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course - coordinated by Chris Stanley.

On previous courses we've started from the Bell Heavy Vehicle Checking Station and then spread out all over the Bluies to do various Canyons - unfortunately due to the recent October bushfires, our choice was somewhat limited so Chris made a

Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:00

Tambo Gooches Crater - 13-15 Sept 2013

This fabulous bushwalk was recommended to me By Adrian Spragg - a leader at 1st Sailors Bay. The icing on the cake was that I was able to re-use most of his paperwork which made the admin work heaps easier.

Spring skiing doesn’t get much better than this - good snow cover, nice temperatures and beautiful weather - what more could you ask for?

Due to a busy calendar last year we missed out on doing an X-C Ski trip, so I had to get a trip in this year. Anton had a couple of

Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

X-C Ski Gear List

Gear list for X-Country Skiing.

I can't remember the last time I went X-Country Skiing but it must've been a few years. Jane and I used to do a fair bit but then I got back into climbing, had kids etc, but did want to get back out there and I figured that by the age of 14 Anton would be strong and fit enough to deal with the rigors of X-Country Skiing. I also invited Patrick and Vincent as they were also keen to do their first X-Country Ski trip.

Sunday, 13 January 2013 00:00

Joe's Canyon - 14 Jan 2013

A nice easy relaxing canyon in the upper Wollangambe which is a perfect beginners canyon. The walk in and out is quite short - around 45mins, it has has a couple of good constricted canyon sections and a good amount of lazy liloing.

It could easily be done in a few hours, but if you take your time gently floating down the creek you can stretch it out to almost a full day.

A great introductory walk to the Wild Dog Mountains region, with a little of bit everything - Ridges, Steep Downhills, Firetrail, Bouldery Creek Walking, River Crossings and Chest High Nettle. Even though the distance is short, this is a bit of a tough walk as the walking is a bit slow due to the nature of the steep and bouldery terrain. The beach campsite on the Cox's is just fabulous with an abundance of firewood and the walk up towards the Jenolan or Harry's River is just great fun which led to all sorts of antics such as Freezing River Crossings, Horizontal Tree Walking and of course, Rock Skimming. What more could you ask for?

All up it is 13 clicks - if you're fit and fast you'd be able to do it as a day walk in around 5-6 hours. If you're taking novices allow two full days.

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Bushwalking Gear List for Scouts

A list of gear aimed for Scouts undertaking a weekend, three day walk or Scouthike.