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.au for an application form.

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Dates   Grade Location Activities
29/01/2021 - 29/01/2021 Canyoning Medium - Hard Blue Mountains Mid-week day walk in South Bown Creek area, exploratory, could be some abseiling, many swims.
30/01/2021 - 31/01/2021 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Saturday Kelvinator (aka Water Dragon) canyon - 2 tricky abseils, can be cold, wetsuit a good idea and flotation for Wollangambe to the exit track recommended. Sunday, canyon TBA, car camping at Mount Wilson
06/02/2021 - 07/02/2021 Bushwalking Medium - Hard Ettrema Wilderness Car camp at Greta Road on Friday night for an early start (7.30am) on Saturday morning. We will be starting early to avoid walking in the heat of the day. Using fire trails (approx 12k), expect to arrive at Jones Creek (campsite) at 11.30am (a few hundred metres off track) at which time we'll drop our overnight packs and then proceed down Jones Creek, swimming in the long pools, jumping and sliding down cascades with lots of bouldering in between. The goal is to make it all the way to the 45m waterfall downstream and also to find a possible camp cave used by the miners in the old days. We'll retrace our steps (and possibly take a known pass to short cut the return trip). Nice campsite on the creek (sandy bank). We'll then walk out on Sunday morning avoiding the heat of the afternoon. Numbers limited.
11/02/2021 - 11/02/2021 Social Social Zoom Our quarterly meeting held via Zoom, the link to the meeting will be sent to member in the week prior to the meeting, along with an agenda. Everyone welcome, send your suggestions for trips to be put on the calendar to membership@mssadventure.org.au
13/02/2021 - 14/02/2021 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Starting from Tiger Snake car park, tourist track to Mystery Canyon on Saturday, overnight camp in Constance Gorge (no camp cave). Sunday, convenient pass up onto plateau to access Big Foot canyon. Deep wades/swims, some tricky climb-downs of waterfalls and logs and one 8m abseil, a nice canyon, no wetsuit needed. Exit up Deanes Creek to Constance Gorge and well-known pass back to plateau and eventually Tiger Snake track.
20/02/2021 - 21/02/2021 Bushwalking Social Kanangra Boyd NP The Decadence Walks are back – with a twist – an easy 2k walk to a great campsite in Kanangra, Box Creek Falls and if anyone's up for a McGregor Adventure - we'll be abseiling the 300m of waterfalls and cascades. This trip will go ahead based on recce to determine fire damage, once the road is opened by NPWS.
05/03/2021 - 05/03/2021 Canyoning Medium Mt Wilson Mystery canyon in Mt Wilson area, just for the hell of it. Short day, specific canyon TBA based on who wants to jump on the trip.
06/03/2021 - 07/03/2021 Canyoning Medium - Hard Blue Mountains Exploratory trip to Deep Blue canyon on Saturday. Something on Sunday (watch this space!)
21/03/2021 - 21/03/2021 Training Medium Blue Mountains Canyoning Workshop - find out what's involved in becoming more involved in canyon trips (and potentially leading or co-leading trips), and get an insight into what it’s like leading a canyon (from a leader’s perspective, ensuring that the group traverses the canyon safely from entry to exit). Suitable for those in their second or third canyoning season with MSS. Amongst other areas, we'll focus on replacing anchors, different anchoring systems, and rope retrievals (and you thought we were just pulling the rope down willy-nilly didn't you? Believe me there is an art to not getting your rope stuck!). Register your interest by 1 February 2021 as volunteer presenters will be sourced, and workshop will go ahead only if a minimum number of participants are registered.
17/04/2021 - 20/04/2021 Canyoning Medium - Hard Blue Mountains Four days in Wollangambe Wilderness in very remote area. Mount Irvine/Lost Flat Mountain/Short Creek/Yarramun Creek/Wollangambe/Mount Irvine. Two abseils in Short Creek and a swim. Camp caves will be used and numbers will be limited, participants must be experienced multi-day canyoners.
30/04/2021 - 02/05/2021 Bushwalking Easy - Medium Blue Mountains Have you ever thought of walking from Katoomba to Jenolan on the Six Foot Track? Well procrastinate no more, and with this trip you would only have to carry a day pack! We will have a support vehicle which will transport all your gear for the weekend and meet us at the campsite at the end of each day. Tents, sleeping gear, chairs, firewood and food can all be transported, breakfast and dinner would be provided. The route will be covered over three days and you will be dropped back at your vehicle in Katoomba at the end of the walk. This walk is suitable for anyone moderately fit and capable of walking 46k over 3 days. Don’t have the gear? No worries we can sort you out. Numbers will be limited by the number of support vehicles/drivers available.
08/05/2021 - 16/05/2021 Caving Medium - Hard Yarrangobilly A full week of caving at Yarrangobilly (subject to COVID restrictions) and we've secured a booking at 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 Swallet, 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 (8 - 16 May). 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