Caving at Glenrock
Cathi caving at Glenrock

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Check out our upcoming adventures. You will need to be a member (or trial member). Trial membership is $35.00 and allows you to participate on MSS trips for 12 months. Go to the How to Join page to find out more and email membership@mssadventure.org.au for an application form.

MSS leaders collect trip fees (either before or after the activity). Please make sure you have the money with you on the day. If you book into an activity with another club, you will be asked to pay the trip fees for that club OR MSS trip fees:

Legend

4wdCanyoning CavingSocial Kite flyingMountain biking BushwalkingAbseiling ClimbingField Days

 

Recurring Trips:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
Tuesday evenings Climbing Easy-Hard St Leonards Climbing anyone? Tim Grimes is restarting the MSS Indoor Climbing group (@ Artarmon/St Leonards Climbfit, 4/12 Frederick Street). Every Tuesday, starting around 6:30pm (if you plan on going, message Tim or hop onto the MSS FB page on Tuesday to post your interest for attending on that night). Wear your MSS t-shirt for club publicity. Membership of MSS is not required and no trip fees apply, however, if you're not a member of MSS, we'd love you to join! COVID regulations apply, full vaccination and mask wearing when belaying.

 

Dates   Grade Location Activities
03/12/2022 - 03/12/2022 Canyoning Hard Blue Mountains Butterbox - You need to have SRT canyoning skills to rig an run or at least be comfortable and have the right gear to abseil on a single rope. There is an easy climb out, but it is exposed. Early start as we are planning to do something else in the afternoon. Numbers Limited
04/12/2022 - 04/12/2022 Bushwalking Medium Dharug NP Part of my "no gaps on maps" exercise - in the Sugee Bag Creek area. 5k walk on fire trail, then 3k off track mostly in a creek, then 5k on fire trail back to the car(s). Exploration of a creek with decidedly canyon-like features that I missed out on when Steve R didn't want to get his feet wet in a previous off track adventure. Joint trip with BWOC.
17/12/2022 - 18/12/2022 Canyoning Medium Kanangra Saturday - Box Creek Falls & Sunday - Dione Dell, both multi pitch open creeks, very wet, wetsuits essential. Participants must be proficcient with SRT canyoning skills and proficient swimmers. Numbers limited, camping in the National Park, location tba.
10/01/2023 - 13/01/2023 Bushwalking Medium Tasmania Walls of Jerusalem - 4 day (3 nights) hike of the spectacular Central Highlands of Tasmania, this area contains many lakes and tarns and stunning scenery. Have to be self sufficient with lightweight camping equipment and some overnight camping experience. As this walk has to be booked, and the maximum allowable number per group is 6 people. Potentially numbers could be increased but another booking (under another name would have to be made). Starting date is Tuesday 10th January 2023 pre-walk accommodation and meeting date to be discussed with participants.
13/01/2023 - 20/01/2023 Caving Medium Mole Creek Six days of horizontal caving at Mole Creek Depending on permit requirements we will be visiting Croesus, Lynds, Genghis Khan, Kohinoor, Baldocks, Sasafrass, My Cave and Honeycomb caves. Accommodation at Mole Creek Cabins Numbers limited to 8 but some participants may need to sleep on air matresses. Participants will share the cost of accommodation and hire car (approx $700pp) for the six days.
29/01/2023 - 29/01/2023 Training McGregor Penrith White Water Course Penrith White Water training for high water canyoning. $280 for a one day course, experience white water in a controlled environment, learn more about hydraulics and what you need to know to canyon safely in high water. Bookings essential, 50% will need to be paid on booking and balance to be paid in the week beforehand.
18/02/2023 - 18/02/2023 Caving Easy - Medium Munmorah SRA Visiting four incredible sea caves. One of the caves has a large passage including a chamber which measures 80m long x 40m wide, extraordinary size for a sea cave. Ghosties Beach & Timber Beach. There will be scrambling over a headland (which may need a rope assist) and the trip is timed to take advantage of the super low tide at 2.38pm. If the headland is not accessible (due to sand washed away in heavy seas) we may have to bush-bash up and over the headland. Bring swimmers, towel, torch, helmet, shoes suitable for walking in water + food and water. This trip is dependant on calm seas with little or no swell, if the conditions aren't suitable on the 18th (Saturday), then the trip will be carried over to the Sunday (if the forecast is more favourable).

 

Dave in Grand Canyon
Dave S in Grand Canyon
Guide to trip gradings:
Grade Required May involve
Easy
  • average fitness
  • sense of humour
  • steep walking
  • easy scrambling
  • short swims
  • instructional trips
  • day trips
  • car camping
Medium
  • above average fitness
  • sense of humour
  • easy climbing
  • rope work
  • lengthy swims
  • full immersion
  • long days
  • overnight trips
Hard
  • strength and endurance
  • cool disposition
  • sense of ridiculous
  • strenuous activity
  • challenging environments
  • prior experience
  • equipment knowledge
  • intimidating exposure
  • remote areas