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
08/02/2020 - 08/02/2020 Canyoning Medium Hawkesbury Multi pitch abseils into creek, then abseil down a small 30m waterfall, setting up two fixed ropes. Prussic back up to the top of the small waterfall, then easy walk out. Prussicing experience essential. Numbers limited.
15/02/2020 - 15/02/2020 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Details: Empress Canyon - early morning start to avoid the crowds - meeting 7.30am for an 8am start at the canyon. Group size limited to 8. Optional second canyon later in the day (Whores Bed, Sahara or Kilimanjaro abseils). Book in early.
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.
22/02/2020 - 22/02/2020 Training Medium tba SRT training specifically for those who will be going on the Mole Creek/Ida Bay trip in March.
28/02/2020 - 01/03/2020 Caving Abercrombie Continuation of surveying The Grand Arch plus other book related activities, no recreational caving, and participants must rsvp directly to trip leader
29/02/2020 - 29/02/2020 Canyoning Easy Heathcote Floating down the Woronora River (byo pool ring or noodle), negotiating cascades and small waterfalls. This is a fun trip for warm weather and with no canyons to do, the perfect alternative. Numbers Limited.
04/03/2020 - 18/03/2020 Caving Medium - Hard Tasmania Caving at Mole Creek, staying in a cabin at Mole Creek Caravan Park. Possible caves (subject to permit approval) to be visited, Kubla Khan (SRT needed), Genghis Khan, Croesus, Lynds, Tailender (SRT needed), Marakoopa 1 & 2, and Devils Pot (the canyon). 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. After Mole Creek we will relocate to Ida Bay - possible caves (subject to permit approval), Midnight Hole (SRT)/Mystery Creek, Exit cave plus one or two others (tba). TRIP FULL, however waiting list will be established pending confirmation from potential participants.
14/03/2020 - 15/03/2020 Medium South West Rocks Dive wekend at Fish Rock Cave (South West Rocks). Cost $400 (includes 2 dives on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, bunk style accommodation above the dive shop, breakfast included, kitchen available, BYO food - if you use their gear add on an additional $100).
21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020 Canyoning Medium Gloucester Tops Saturday: Gloucester Falls, multip pitch abseil. Sunday: Emperor Falls, multi pitch abseil. Numbers limited and preference given to those who are willing to do the two days (car camp at Gloucester Tops). Should Gloucester Tops NP be still closed, fall back trip has been planned.
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