The Castle (Budawangs)

The Castle (Budawangs)

Sometimes persistence pays! And some mountains demand that you “get it right” in order to climb them. And this was very much the case with The Castle, in the wild and rugged Budawang mountains on the mid South Coast. It might be only 820m in height but has 700m of...
Gardens of Stone: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes (2 parts)

Gardens of Stone: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes (2 parts)

Part 1: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes – Redux Present: Tim Fisher, Clint Felmingham Date: 27th-29th May Photos (Tim): https://goo.gl/photos/dt1gcm6XFePx5iXz6 Photos (Clint): https://goo.gl/photos/XnJRGH7Lw5aH3FSL6 This trip was completed from Cape Horn to Newnes over...
Loftus – Bundeena

Loftus – Bundeena

Most of met up at Central Station, and proceeded to Loftus, picking up Hiswaty along the way, and Cathie waiting at Loftus. Normally there is a gap of almost 20 minutes between the arrival of the train at Loftus, and the departure of the tram to National Park. This...
Abseiling Castle Head

Abseiling Castle Head

We had a leisurely Sunday start, leaving from the locked gate on Glenraphael Drive at 11.00. NPWS have erected a big sign to Castle Head about 700m further down the road, and we turned off, reaching Castle Head trig at 3km. The track continues less than 100m to the...
Mt York Abseiling & Juggler Canyon

Mt York Abseiling & Juggler Canyon

Mt York Abseiling Sat 14/05/16 We all met around 8am at the Mt York car park. Once everyone had arrived we organized the gear we would need for the abseil training. I decided the best location on Mt York to train beginners was the gully. I set up the first abseil on...
Berowra – Mt Kuringai

Berowra – Mt Kuringai

I took a punt on this Sunday being OK weather-wise even though there was a forecast if showers at some time. I was worried that maybe no one would join this walk, but 5 eventually did and got rewarded for it. And indeed I woke up to leaden skies and continual rain...
Denali (Mt McKinley), Alaska

Denali (Mt McKinley), Alaska

Denali (Mt McKinley), Alaska 2016 aka “6 toes and 3 fingers later” Party: Tony, Jack, Leo, Felix, Volodymyr Leader: Tony & Jack Written by: Tony Date: about 1-31/5/2016 Putting a team together was a long time in the making. At one point, it looked...