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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Legend

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Dates   Grade Location Activities
14/12/2019 - 15/12/2019 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Two canyons to be advised with a car camp at Mt Wilson. Numbers limited to 8 on each day. Canyons will be around the Grade 3 level, so suitable for everyone and specific canyons will be selected depending on weather on the weekend (if it's cool, then something not so wet, if it's hot, then definitely wet).
26/12/2019 - 26/12/2019 Canyoning Easy Blue Mountains The traditional MSS Boxing Day Liloing trip down the Wollangambe River. A leisurely trip down the river (will be kid friendly), the section to be liloed will depend on participants (sections 1, 2 or 3).
27/12/2019 - 27/12/2019 Canyoning Easy - Medium Blue Mountains Following on from the Boxing Day Liloing trip, we'll tackle another canyon, will be a relatively easy canyon, those who are interested can join us for car camp at Mt Wilson.
11/01/2020 - 12/01/2020 Caving Easy - Medium Abercrombie Unfinished Business from the Abercrombie Project, activities TBC.
18/01/2020 - 19/01/2020 Canyoning Easy - Medium Blue Mountains Easy - Medium canyoning in the Blue Mountains
20/02/2020 - 20/02/2020 Social Social North Ryde RSL Join us at North Ryde RSL (Corner Pittwater & Magdala Roads, North Ryde) for our Quarterly General Meeting (starting at 7.30pm). Dinner beforehand - meet up at the Bistro at 6pm - great $15 steak dinner on Thursday nights. Meeting follows (at 7.30pm), to discuss progress on projects and upcoming events.
09/05/2020 - 17/05/2020 Caving Medium Yarrangobilly A full week of caving at Yarrangobilly, staying in the East Wing of Caves House. Possible caves to be visited, Eagles Nest, Helectite Hole, Y18 Pot, Bath House, Mutt Mutt, Mooroolbark, Mill Creek Swallett, North Deep Creek, Harry Wood & Castle. Time will be set aside for participants to do voluntary work for NPWS (eg cave cleaning). Cost of accommodation to be shared between the participants - approximately $235pp based on 8 participants. Numbers limited to 8, and preference will be given to those prepared to stay the full period (9 - 17 May). Since expressions of Interest email sent to members on 25/9/19 this trip now has only two vacancies, however waiting list will be established pending accommodation deposits from potential participants.

 

Proposed:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
March/April/May 2020 Caving Easy - Medium Philippines This will be a multifaceted trip. The date will be aligned with the local PSS (Philippines Speleological Society) annual conference which is being held in the very beautiful island of Palawan. This date is still to be confirmed but is likely in the 3rd week of April 2020. Associated with this conference there will be numerous opportunities for trips to the many cave features of this unique island including the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River and stunnnig El Nido. Our group has also been invited to join with a local group to assist in Archeological activities in Tabon cave on behalf of the Philippines Museum. This is a cave where the remain of Tabon man and many other artifacts have been discovered. We have also been invited to another area on a different island to help with exploration of Tipan cave which is a large river system. More details will be posted when they become available.

 

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