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 $30.00 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 for an application form.

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Dates   Grade Location Activities
15/12/2018 - 16/12/2018 Canyoning Medium Mt Wilson Bellfry & Bell Canyons and Ranon Brook.  This will be a joint MSS/BWOC/CMW trip.
21/12/2018 - 21/12/2018 Canyoning Medium Blackheath Hat Hill Canyon - No abseils but plenty of rock hopping, waterfalls and scrambling. This canyon is now very popular on weekends, the creek sections are very pretty and the canyon walls very photogenic. If time permits, we will go all the way down the creek to where a waterfall plunges into the Grose Valley. Walkout not difficult takes approx 1 hour. Wetsuits and helmets compulsory, and numbers will be limited.
05/01/2019 - 05/01/2019 Canyoning Hard Kanangra Trip full. Camping Friday night (4th) for an early start on the 5th.
26/01/2019 - 28/01/2019 Canyoning Hard Bungleboori Three day's canyoning in the Bunglebori area.  I will walk in on Friday evening to secure the overhang at the end of Bubble Bath.  The order of the canyons will depend on whether or not the rest of the group can walk in with me on Friday evening and whether some will be walking in on Saturday morning.   Bjelke's Mind (Grade 4, 5 abseils, some wades) and Crikey (Grade 5, 6 abseils, several swims), Bubble Bath (Grade 3, 1 abseil and 1 downclimb).  The walk in to Bubble Bath camp cave is approximately 3 - 4 hours (generous timing) so carrying camping gear isn't too onerous.  So that we finish at a reasonable time, Mondays canyon will have a very early start.  This will be a joint BWOC/MSS trip and numbers will be limited.
16/02/2019 - 17/02/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Abercrombie Caves. Come and work on the cave mapping and survey project. We will be checking/reviewing the cave maps for publication and deciding on re-surveying if needed.
08/03/2019 - 10/03/2019 Canyoning Hard Bungleboori Three days canyoning in Yarramun Creek area, Captains Canyon and one of the Up Ya Canyons (either Up Ya Crack or Up Ya Bum tba). Camping in either a camp cave on Yarramun or headwaters of Captains. Due to the exploratory nature of the trip numbers will be limited and experienced canyoners would be preferred. If the weather forecast is for hot weather, walk in will start at 6am (possibly necessitating car camp at end of Wollangambe Fire Trail for some).
16/03/2019 - 17/03/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Abercrombie Caves. Come and work on the cave mapping and survey project. Exact details of activities for weekend to be confirmed closer to date.
06/04/2019 - 07/04/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Abercrombie Caves. Surface trog weekend, aim to locate and GPS reference cave tags.
13/04/2019 - 14/04/2019 Training Instructional Capertee Valley Navigation Training
19/04/2019 - 22/04/2019 Caving Easy Ashford This is a chance to explore a new area. Ashford is situated near the Queensland border. According to Google it's about 8 hours from Sydney. There's at least four known caves. More details to follow.
25/04/2019 - 28/04/2019 Canyoning Hard Glen Davis Four days. First day walking up one of the tributaries of Freshwater Creek arriving at a camp cave by lunchtime and then exploring that branch in the afternoon. 2nd day we would be exploring the next branch of Freshwater which is completely unknown. 3rd and possibly 4th days would be exploring the next creek down (reputedly to be the REAL Doomsday). Due to the exploratory nature of the trip numbers will be limited and experienced canyoners would be preferred.
04/05/2019 - 05/05/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Abercrombie Caves. NSW Speleo Council Meeting at Aercrombie. Some associated activities to the project such as any remaining surface trog required for GPS referencing, or re-survey activities.
01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Abercrombie Caves. Come and work on the cave mapping and survey project. Exact details of activities for weekend to be confirmed closer to date.

 

Proposed:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
Early 2019 Training Easy TBA Abseil practice – with a focus on canyoning – anyone who is interested in either or both of the following please contact membership@mssadventure.org.au
  1. Abseiling – beginners – covers correctly attaching yourself to rope with descender, abseiling on pitches up to 30m and overhangs on both 11mm and double 9mm ropes, use of calls, using a safety line, being able to bottom belay and brake an abseiler when required. Test driving different descenders.
  2. Self-Rescue canyoning skills (including but not limited to) prusiking using prusik loops, tying off, crossing a knot and changing ropes, using self-belay, releasing a locked self-belay.
A suitable date will be scheduled to run either or both of these practice days subject to demand.

 

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