Caving at Glenrock
Cathi caving at Glenrock

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Dates   Grade Location Activities
28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019 Canyoning Medium Shoalhaven River Washedaway Creek - more a multi pitch abseil than a canyon. Part exploratory, part known country. We'll start in the upper reaches of Washedaway and check out the unknown part down to the 30m waterfall which we'll abseil, who knows if there are abseils further upstream. After the waterfall, it's a stunning trip down this limestone gorge, we'll camp on the Shoalhaven at the junction and walk out up the spur on the Sunday.
19/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 Training Instructional Wombeyan Cave surveying course facilitated by Mike Lake (SUSS), staying at the Post Office cottage at Wombeyan. Mix of theory and practical surveying. Numbers limited to 6 and this course is open for all ASF members, so book in early if you're interested..
26/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 Canyoning McGregor Colo River Starting at Natural Bridge on the Mt Cameron Fire Trail, and proceeding to the headwaters of Tambo Creek and then all the way downstream to the Colo River. All off track, completely unknown territory, abseiling probably involved, stamina and endurance required. Numbers will be limited to 7.
26/10/2019 - 27/10/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Come along and help with the surveying project. Bring your disto's and other survey gear. We will stay in cabins for ease of charging our devices and working on the project out of the cave.
26/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 Canyoning McGregor Colo River Starting at Natural Bridge on the Mt Cameron Fire Trail, and proceeding to the headwaters of Tambo Creek and then all the way downstream to the Colo River. All off track, completely unknown territory, abseiling probably involved, stamina and endurance required. Numbers will be limited to 7.
09/11/2019 - 09/11/2019 Social Social Berkeley Vale Pre dinner nibbles/drinks, followed by dinner after which we will conduct the (usually short) AGM. After the AGM, there will be board games for those interested (or anything else anyone wants to do). Lots of room for those who wish to stay the night - plenty of tent space and loads of room to put blow up matresses.
10/11/2019 - 10/11/2019 Canyoning Easy - Medium Catherine Hill Bay AGM "after party" activity - details will be provided closer to the date but possibly abseiling plus bushwalk
16/11/2019 - 17/11/2019 Caving Easy Abercrombie Come along and help with the surveying project. Bring your disto's and other survey gear. We will stay in cabins for ease of charging our devices and working on the project out of the cave.
23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019 Canyoning Medium Colo River Saturday, Wounded Knee canyon as a day trip, very early start from Hollow Rock car pak, exiting via Pass 6, a very long day. Numbers Limited. Sunday: TBA
29/11/2019 - 01/12/2019 Canyoning Hard Mt Wilson (3 days pack walk) walk from Mt Wilson on Day 1 to Up Ya Crack Canyon. Leave overnight gear at start of canyon and return up pass at end (maybe rig a fixed rope to assist the climb). Retrieve overnight gear and investigate possibility of abseiling into the creek near a camp cave (this will avoid a swim in Yarramun Creek). Day 2 will be into the lower end of Captains to take photos in the tunnel, then climb over the ridge to do Rorys Canyon. Day 3 will be the walk back to Mt Wilson (depending on time and energy we may have a quick look at another nearby canyon).

 

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