Better Offer Canyon

Party: Stella, Eve, Meridy, Andrew (Trip Leader), Joy, Aiden, Jingle Date: 2017-09-24 We all met at Richmond McDonalds carpark at the early hour of 6:30am and departed in convoy to the clearing on the side of the road where the start of the Better Offer Track is. For...
Last Minute Canyoning: Bowens Ck Nth (Lower)

Last Minute Canyoning: Bowens Ck Nth (Lower)

Party: Yuxiao (Natalie) Wang, Chantal Bronkhorst, Mitchell Isaacs Leader: Mitchell Isaacs Date: 23 Sep 2017 Photos: (courtesy Chantal) http://bit.ly/2y1ZRWb As the weather forecast in Sydney and surrounds was in the mid thirties, we thought it would be a good idea to...
Mt Victoria – Mt York

Mt Victoria – Mt York

Party: Bruce (leading), Douglas, Erin, Zack, Liam, Joyce, Candice, Gong, Frances, Zhong. Date: 27/8/2017 Trackwork on the Northern Line caused a slight change of routine for me, needing to drive to Gordon Station and picking up Candice at Wahroonga on the way. At...

Red Rocks

Party: Ashley Burke, Christian Wilson, Emilie Wilkie, Joel Johnsson, Josephine Roper, Nolan Wu, Patrick Wark, Savannah Montenegro. Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 15-16/7/2017 In the leadup to this trip I was expecting subzero temperatures at Newnes on the Friday night and...
Midwinter Walk

Midwinter Walk

Party: Bruce (leading), Harriet, Hendrick, Cathie, Zhong, Gong. Date: 24/6/2017 6 people was not a bad turnout for a saturday walk in the middle of exam period. I originally had 11 sign up but 3 pulled out for health reasons, and 2 just pulled out – didn’t...
Balloon Retrieve at Kolonga Labyrinth

Balloon Retrieve at Kolonga Labyrinth

Party: Nat, Tim, Carina Leader: Nat Date: 28/05/2017 Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxIzIR-kWPgkVWdxazJfNDBUdlE?usp=sharing It all began with a random phone call from an engineer friend – a Usyd research team is looking for someone to retrieve a high...
Mt Mouin

Mt Mouin

Walkers: William, Savannah, Rhett, Leonardo, Clara, Georgina, Chris Leader: Chris Date: 27/5/2017 The group met at Blackheath station bright and early, a bit smaller than anticipated with 2 pulling out in the days leading up and 2 no shows. With a lot more space in...
Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Party: Bruce (leading), Victoria, Amanda, Nina, Cathie, Joyce. Date: 27-28 May 2017. We all met up at Strathfield and set off in Victoria’s car and mine for the drive to Mount Victoria. The railway station loos were used for our comfort stop. After a short break...
Bjelke’s Mind

Bjelke’s Mind

Party: Clint, Damon, Ron Leader: Clint Date: 23/4/2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/oiiAPWT4FxCEc9fL8 The walk out along the ridge dividing the arms of the Boori is easy, long, and a bit boring. A rough footpad took us nearly all the way to the pass we’d used...
Wentworth Falls Robert’s Pass walk

Wentworth Falls Robert’s Pass walk

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Ségolène, Joy, Maria, Cathie, Natalia. Date: 17th April 2017 Given the short notice of the walk (just 36 hours) I was only expecting a couple to come. Yet we ended up with 6 walkers, and there were two others who enquired but decided not to...
Navigation Weekend

Navigation Weekend

Party: Ashley Burke, Gong Chen, Kerrin Davis, Donald Elrod, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Frances Feasey, Carol Gao, Murray Gibbs, Jia Hui Lai, Aidan Irrgang, Sunny Li, Nina McClure, Joel Palte, Lara Perryman, Bridgette Robinson, Julia Schaefer, Victor Trevino, Samantha...
Serendipity and Water Dragon Canyons

Serendipity and Water Dragon Canyons

Party: Clint, Ron Leader: Clint Date: 26/3/2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/uFMhmyZdvvgTCVcR8 Ron and I to be were joined by two more, then four more, then ultimately nobody as the weather came and went through the week — but the fog lifted to blue skies as we...
Horseshoe and Geronimo canyons

Horseshoe and Geronimo canyons

Party: Clint, Joel, Kosta, Ron Leader: Clint Date: 5/3/2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/dBh8xyJm4b9kLFX2A The drive to the mountains was mixed: three people pulled out and the good coffee place in Richmond definitely isn’t open on Sundays anymore, but on the upside...
Leura to Katoomba new member walk

Leura to Katoomba new member walk

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Muriel, Carmela, Emily, Joyce, John L, Kerrin, Oliver, Michael C, Xi Zhang, Aidan, Lin Wang, Katja, Charlotte, Kim G, Montana, Amy B, Grace Gas, Clarisse, Sunny Li, Rebecca. Date: 5/3/2017 As you can see, a good turnout for this walk on what...

Splendour Rock

Party: Josie, Hussein and Nick Leader: Josie Date: 4-5/3/2017 I write this trip report mostly to confess to a major stuffup for young members of the club to note. Seven walkers signed up at the start of the week, but after 2 illnesses and 2 complete smokebombs...
Hat Hill Canyon

Hat Hill Canyon

Party: Jack, Savannah, Pawel, Andrew (trip leader), Scott, Tim, William Date: 12/2/2017 With the hot temperatures forecast throughout the weekend I decided on Friday afternoon a nice cool canyon trip would be in order to escape the heat. Since Saturday would be...

Tigersnake, Twister, Hole In the Wall, Banks Canyons

Party: Cathy Stansbury (Tigersnake and Twister only), Lyndsy Haviland (26 Jan only), Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Ashley Burke Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 26-28 Jan 2017 The days and weeks preceding this trip had been hot, interspersed far too infrequently by the occasional...
Mistake Ravine and Ranon Canyon

Mistake Ravine and Ranon Canyon

Party: Clint, Damon, Ron Leader: Clint Date: 26/1/2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/mxebEYggMmwHNScM6 Nobody had slept in or ended their safety spiel by begging for food, so we felt unusually professional as we locked the cars at a respectable hour and bundled down...
Morong Deep

Morong Deep

Participants: Katy, Emily, Steven Leader: Steven Date: 26-29/1/2017 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenkassar/albums/72157678179381450 We met in Blackheath at a respectable Thursday morning hour and piled into the one car for the drive to Kanangra-Boyd NP....
Wollongambe 1

Wollongambe 1

Party: Tony Le (Leader), Merridy Cairn-Duff and Robert Buch. Leader: Tony Le Trip report by: Merridy Cairn-Duff Date: 27/12/2016 Photos: here and here. This was the inaugural Wollongambe1 trip for myself and Robert, and we were really blessed with the most awesome...