This is the inaugural Tambo Canyoning Trip. The twelve of us set off from the Rocky Creek Car park at 10:30am and after a leisurely stroll arrived at the start of Twister Canyon around 11:00am when Adrian discovered that he'd had a bit of a Senior moment as he'd left his camera in car - Doh!. Good news though - Kim was in training for his marathon, so he offered to run back up the hill to
This trip started as the result of strange coincidences. When we did Twister and Rocky Creek the weekend before, Ian mentioned that a leader from Sailor's Bay was going to do Wollangambe on the Sunday - which was cancelled due to water levels.
As it turns out, the coincidental part was that the other Adrian sent
We originally planned this for the weekend prior but decided to postpone due to a forecast for rain. What a mistake - the Saturday ended up being OK and it rained pretty much continuosuly for the next week. Anyway, the forecast for Saturday was good so we decided to go for it as Twister Canyon at least has a small catchment area.
We did expect the water levels to be high given all the rain but
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.
Awesome!!! Davies Canyon is one of of the best canyons I've done, but really Tuff. It's actually an open gorge rather than a canyon, but boy is it spectacular!
I'd previously written this up in another website which was hacked so hopefully I've remembered it correctly. It's entirely possible that I may have exagerated certain aspects of the trip ;-)
We'd been organising this trip for a while and Stuart had decided to buy a new rope to match his existing rope for the long 50m abseils, what dedication is that? But why did he choose 11mm instead of 9mm? Unlike many other canyons, there really wasn't much info on the internet on Davies apart from what was available on Tom Brennan's Ozultimate site, so it was bound to be an exciting adventure.