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

4wdCanyoning CavingSocial Kite flyingMountain biking BushwalkingAbseiling ClimbingField Days

 

Dates   Grade Location Activities
13/06/2020 - 14/06/2020 Canyoning Easy Newnes Saturday - "Cerberus Creek" to "Pterodactyl Cave" - possible abseil and could be a wet trip. Sunday - "Ethereal Canyon", no abseils but possibly wet. Bring abseil gear including helmets. Camping in State Forest on Waratah Ridge.
20/06/2020 - 20/06/2020 Bushwalking Easy Mt Banks Bushwalk to David Crevasse exit to check the rope for the prussik exit. Possible abseil and prussik to check handline further down.
21/06/2020 - 21/06/2020 Training Medium Thornleigh SRT training, fine tuning of harness & slings. Practice knot crossing, rebelays, diversions etc.
27/06/2020 - 27/06/2020 Easy Parramatta River Social bike ride on the bike trails around Silverwater, Meadowbank and Olympic Park (approximately 30kms of flat trails). BYO picnic lunch..
11/07/2020 - 11/07/2020 Canyoning Hard Blue Mountains "Whore's Bed" canyon and "Sahara" Abseil route, numbers limited, exposed abseils.
25/07/2020 - 25/07/2020 Canyoning Medium - Hard Blue Mountains "Boar's Head" abseil route contains 5 Abseils up to 45m with intimidating exposure. Limited numbers.
08/08/2020 - 09/08/2020 Social TBC Car Observation Drive
03/10/2020 - 05/10/2020 Caving Easy - Medium Kempsey This is an opportunity to explore a new area. We'll also be looking for "lost" or brand new caves. The recent fire has cleared a lot of the undergrowth meaning the opportunity won't last forever. Still in the early stages of planning, so watch this space.
24/10/2020 - 01/11/2020 Caving Medium Yarrangobilly A full week of caving at Yarrangobilly, staying in the East Wing of Caves House. Possible caves (subject to permit approval) 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 (24 October - 1 November). There is availability on this trip for 2 - 3 adults, email your expression of interest

 

Proposed:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
TBA Caving Hard Wyanbene Wyanbene Cave is a wild cave in the Deua National Park. It is an efflux which is long and quite wet in places. Expect lots of wading and one section of crawling in the river known as the "Wet Stretch". Some vertical sections requiring ropework as well. We will attempt to reach "Frustration Lake" (so named because it has frustrated all attempts at extending the cave). Entry is subject to a NPWS permit being granted.

 

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