Caving at Glenrock
Cathi caving at Glenrock

Calendar

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
22/06/2024 - 23/06/2024 Caving Easy - Medium Jaunter Two days of caving at Jaunter focussing on surveying. You are welcome to attend even if you don't want to do any surveying. Mostly horizontal, but let me know if you specifically want to do any vertical caving.
13/07/2024 - 14/07/2024 Easy - Medium Snowy Mountains Interested in trying snowshoeing? I’m organising a trip to the Snowy Mountains on July 12-14. We’ll depart from Sydney after work on Friday and begin our trip on Saturday from Guthega Power Station. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a first-time snowshoer, everyone is welcome. We’ll be camping on the snow, so make sure to bring all your warm gear. Feel free to reach out if you need any additional information.
20/07/2024 - 22/07/2024 Caving Medium Northern Beaches Exploring more of the sea caves of the northern beaches including Palm Beach area. We will re-visit the amazing St Michaels Cave for those who missed out last time. Camping at Narrabeen Caravan Park or come for any of the individual days.
25/07/2024 - 25/07/2024 Social Social Zoom Join us at 7pm on THURSDAY 25 July for a Zoom Calendar planning meeting. Who should attend? All members/leaders. What will happen, we'll look at the calendar for May - July and discuss proposed trips (1) if you're not a leader, you can suggest trips that you'd like to do and hopefully someone will put their hand up to lead the trip for you; (2) Leaders will be able to gauge the appetite for a trip they might have in mind; (3) everyone will have the opportunity to express interest in the trips (and your name will be noted to secure your place). This is not a "sit around and talk about trips and then nothing happens" meeting, have your calendar/diary in place during the meeting and suggest actual dates. Think about your wish list and "save the date" - link and a reminder will be sent out on the week prior to the meeting
03/08/2024 - 03/08/2024 Training Medium - Hard Hawkesbury River SRT practise, focussing on optimising your SRT gear (by now those who have been practising SRT should have purchased their own gear); rigging practise; crossing rebelays and diversions and a team rescue exercise (assisted prussic to extract a fatigued team member).
08/08/2024 - 08/08/2024 Social Social Zoom Our quarterly meeting held via Zoom. Everyone welcome, send your suggestions for trips to be put on the calendar to membership@mssadventure.org.au. Agenda and Zoom link will be sent out in the week prior to the meeting.
25/08/2024 - 31/08/2024 Caving Medium Mt Etna, Qld We will be abseiling into the iconic Bat Cleft cave near the top of Mt Etna to remove the remains of a screen and floating platform that were thrown into the cave during the late 1980s. We will also visit another cave near the top of Mt Etna - Helm's Deep (at least 1 pitch of 30m) - to check on reports of fossil deposits in the lower levels. Other caves on Mt Etna and Limestone Ridge will also be explored. Travel days are yet to be determined, and we may combine the trip up with a visit to Girraween National Park to visit the granite boulder stream caves. This is a combined club trip, all welcome. If we get enough people we will look at booking a house at Yeppoon for the week (should work out approx $200 per person for the week).
01/11/2024 - 04/11/2024 Caving Medium - Hard Bungonia A Joint trip with RMIT Outdoors Club (ROC - based in Victoria) and MSS/Future Leaders. Caving from Friday to Monday, the focus of this trip is to familiarise emerging leaders with what Bungonia has to offer with the main focus being vertical caves. All participants will need to be SRT competent.
20/01/2025 - 27/01/2025 Medium - Hard Mt Buffalo Register your interest NOW! Canyoning, Abseiling, Caving, Bushwalking and climbing if a climbing leader chooses to attend. This is an amazing area with so much to do, apart from the usual climbing, canyoning, bushwalking, kayaking, and cycling there are wineries, and nearby museums … so much to do, a week will not be enough. Campsite bookings fill up quickly, so express your interest and a group booking for campsites will be made. The dates are aligned to the ASF Conference in Buchan (and these dates may change slightly depending on pre and post caving trips, but we will advise any changes once those interested have registered).

 

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