Lower Grose Valley

Lower Grose Valley

Present: Nathan Barnes, Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Dean Smith Date: 19-21 December 2016 The aim of the trip was to see how far we could get down the Grose River in three days. The short version is: not as far as we hoped. We started out well. Catching the 07.23...

Christmas Dinner Walk

Party: Jo Boyd, Ashley Burke, Joy Shen, Tim Hanigan, Yumi Hong, Nuria Douglas-Jones, Dave Noble, Roger Lembit, Wendy Au, Rob Hynes, Patrick Miller (Max Cady), Roger Butler and Jeremy, Su Li Sin, Brent Roylance, Martin Pfeil, Damon Ward, Mitchell Isaacs, Chantal...
Fortress Canyon

Fortress Canyon

Present:  Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Paul Griffiths (Trip Leader), Maria Samokhina, Pierrette Michaux, Robert Buch, Marty Frappell, Izabela Rydz Samantha Waldon Date: 10/12/2016 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130167675@N03/albums/72157673798216873 An absolutely...

Grand Canyon

Party: Yi Fan Tong, Jia Min Lim, Jia Le Lim, Tim Hanigan, Joy Shen, Ashley Burke Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 10/12/2016 The party of 6 prospective canyoners assembled at Neates Glen car park on a mild and sunny December morning. All in the party except for myself were...
Jugglers Canyon & Whores Bed Canyon

Jugglers Canyon & Whores Bed Canyon

Party: Jack, Izabela, Paul, Andrew (trip leader), Meridy Date: 26/11/2016 Jugglers Canyon We all met just before 8am next to Medlow Bath train station. Meridy and I were the first to arrive followed by Jack, Izabela and Paul. Myself, Paul and Meridy desired our coffee...

Bell Creek Canyon (Lower Section)

Party: Ben, Clint, James, Kosta Leader: Clint Date: 26/11/2016   We made it to the mountains early enough to score a prime park and buy three books from some guy selling them out of a trailer near the fire shed, which international students might be interested to...

Hatchers Hollow

Party: Maj-Britt, Jeremie, Nolan, Lilian, Steven Leader: Steven Date: 25-27/11/2016 On the drive home we compared our experience to what I had written in the invitation – while I got the “5+ hours of walking each day” correct, I’d left out...
Malaita Wall exit via the Landslide Gully Pass

Malaita Wall exit via the Landslide Gully Pass

Party: Leo, Sue, Lucas, Damon. Leader: Leo Date: 19/11/2016 We met at Katoomba train station a bit after 9.30am already being a very hot day. The staff from Mountain Design (Sydney) predicted the afternoon thunderstorms at 3pm, luckily it hit Katoomba at 7.30pm. The...
Great Uncle George Canyon

Great Uncle George Canyon

Party: Andrew, Clint, two Damons (D1 & D2), Elizabeth, Joel, Merridy, Yumi Leader: Clint Date: 12/11/2016 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/YL5ToP4mm22wwhGf9 Having evenly distributed ourselves across every carpark in Wentworth Falls that could be interpreted as “near...
Hobnail Canyon

Hobnail Canyon

Party: Clint, Andrew (trip leader), Meridy, Saskia, Tony, Sami Date: 5/11/2016 We met at Richmond McDonalds just after 6:30am. Clint arrived after me followed by Mani who recognised me from the usual canyon attire I was wearing of thermals that had holes everywhere on...
Blue Drum Creek

Blue Drum Creek

Party: Jonno Downes, Saul Richardson Leader: Jonno Downes Date: 30/10/2016 This was the 2nd attempt for Saul and I, as we tried this in Feb but baulked at crossing a very dodgy looking gap on an exposed and sloping ledge. My main memories of that first attempt were...
Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos

Party: Pete Ridgeway, Laura Ivonne, Marty Frappell & Eugenia Zena Leader: Pete Ridgeway Date: 29-30 October 2016 Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9hc06yq4p8r5j5b/AACqFer1t3pv1DlXrkSnLAqta?dl=0 Forget Halloween – this trip was SUBW with culture! This year we were...
Penrose Gully Canyon & Wolgan View

Penrose Gully Canyon & Wolgan View

Party: Andrew (trip leader), Natalie, Meridy, Andreas, Niels. Date: 11/9/2016 I originally had the trip planned for Saturday 10th September but decided to change it to Sunday as the weather forecast looked more promising. We all met around 7:40am at Bell station,...
Valley Heights to Woodford

Valley Heights to Woodford

Party: Nathan Barnes (leader), Luke Sinclair (sidekick), Malene, Warwick, Katrine, Michael, Hiswaty, Maj-Britt, Yinghang, Yuxin, Ben (guest) Date: 10/09/2016 We all met at Central station and were able to get seating together on the 7:22 train to the mountains. From...
Colo River Packraft trip (Bob Turners Track to Upper Colo Bridge)

Colo River Packraft trip (Bob Turners Track to Upper Colo Bridge)

Party: Paul Griffiths, Clint Felmingham, Andy Crozier, James Cordukes Leader: James Cordukes Date: 4/9/2016 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130167675@N03/albums/72157673298947116 Following Paul successfully organizing a packraft buyers’ club and the arrival of...
Tigersnake Canyon

Tigersnake Canyon

Party: Nolan, Andrew (trip leader), Tony, Billy, Joel Date: 14/8/2016 We met 8:30am at Bell station, Tony caught the train; I drove up in my car, whilst Billy & Nolan caught a lift in Joel’s car. From there it was a short drive to Zig Zag in our two cars where we...
Mt Victoria Mt York

Mt Victoria Mt York

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Benedict, Ceyuan, Jia, Jan, Michael, Lauren, Kristian, Eleanor, Louisa, Matthew, Hui, Stefanie, Marte, Julia. Date: 7/8/2016 There were 2.5 no shows. Most of us (except Matthew who went straight to Mt Victoria) met up at Central Station for...
Pantoneys Crown

Pantoneys Crown

Present: Marty Frappell, Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Kate Lynch, Damon Ramos, Robert Sjovold Date: 5-7 August 2016 Photos: on Facebook or Flickr Pantoneys Crown is an isolated massif on the western edge of the Blue Mountains. It stands isolated in the entrance to...
Blackheath – Pulpit Rock walk

Blackheath – Pulpit Rock walk

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Jia, Cathy, Joseph, Matthew, Kristian, Saskia, Stella, Bibi, Anna, Victoria, Amalie, Chloe, Anne, Mia, Lilly, Marie, Oscar, Kina, Aurelie, Luci, Marianne. Date: 31 July 2016. As you can see, a cast of thousands, including a strong contingent...
Red Rocks Traverse

Red Rocks Traverse

Party: Ashley Burke, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Rebecca Hill, Ankit Thangasamy Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 30-31/7/2016 Ashley’s photos: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/RedRocks20160730-31/index.htm Maj-Britt’s photos:...