Long Gully

Long Gully

Claustral Canyon is cold enough even when it is not an unseasonably cold and rainy day early in the year. So we switched to Long Gully at Bungonia, a dry canyon in an area where not a drop of rain was predicted. It’s as much an abseil trip as a canyon, with a nice,...
Bungonia Gorge

Bungonia Gorge

Bungonia Gorge has some great walks. It has a spectacular 400m deep canyon, lovely river scenery as well as good views from the top. Additionally there are limestone caves to explore although some require permits and proper caving equipment. I have done this walk a...
Long Gully

Long Gully

An early start was needed to do long gully so I proposed a relatively early meeting time to be at Hungry Jacks Marulan. I carpooled with Marc at the Bunnings crossroads carpark with Marc driving his Subaru forester. We then drove down to meet the rest of the group at...
Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops

The Friday morning started off with my Samsung mobile phone dying as it stubbornly refused to recognise that it had a SIM card installed. With a vital need for a working mobile phone for contacting walk people later that night, the morning was spent buying and then...
Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Some mountains are so remote , they can remain on your “to do” list for a long time. Such is the case with the Cobberas Mountains in far north east Victoria. Although the area can be accessed by road, it’s a long way from pretty much everywhere. But the Queen’s...
Mt Tate Snowy Mountains Weekend

Mt Tate Snowy Mountains Weekend

Summer in the Australian Alps is a mixed affair. It can be very hot, cold, or wet . Big biting March flies can drive you insane and thunderstorms frequently develop on the peaks on hot days. Over time, I’ve become a little wary of doing trips to the Alps and expecting...
Mt Royal

Mt Royal

After meeting up at Woy Woy Station we set off for the run to Singleton via the M1 and Hunter Expressway. After a stop at Singleton Maccas for a quick lunch we then proceeded along the road to Mt Royal NP which skirts Lake St Clair on the left. The dirt section road...
Packrafting Shoalhaven Gorge

Packrafting Shoalhaven Gorge

After dropping a car at Badgerys Lookout near Tallong in the Southern Highlands, we walked down the well-made track from Long Point Lookout. This drops about 400m into the Shoalhaven Gorge, with spectacular views up and down the river, and brought us to the river...
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...
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...
Mt Gudgenby

Mt Gudgenby

Photos here : https://goo.gl/photos/dA766LTDVoxTtuh7A I love Namadgi National Park! An easy drive from Sydney down the freeway to Canberra, reveals a mountain filled wilderness that keeps me going back again and again. And in the case of Mt Gudgenby, this was my...
Bonnum Pic

Bonnum Pic

Bonnum Pic is an unusual mountain with an unusual name. Noted on an expedition across the Blue Mountains by Francis Barrallier in 1802, he described it as “a mountain very remarkable on account of its pyramidal form”. And indeed it is. It’s a strange...
Mt Townsend, Snowy Mountains weekend

Mt Townsend, Snowy Mountains weekend

October in the  Snowy Mountains has daytime temperatures that can still be cool and mild, the blowflies have yet to make an appearance, and the snow still lies in big drifts, giving the area a distinctively alpine feel. Mt Townsend, Australia’s second highest peak,...
Snowy Mountains Snowshoe & Snow Camp

Snowy Mountains Snowshoe & Snow Camp

Spring in The Snowy Mountains is perhaps the best time of year, in my opinion. Lots of snow, nice weather, and less crowds. Snow shoeing is a great way to see the area without needing to know much technique, so I ran a snow camp in the Ramshead Range, behind Thredbo,...
Coolah Tops

Coolah Tops

This was an interesting trip with a lot of new experiences and sights. 6 of the group had never camped out in Australia before. Two had never camped out ever. I think that the photos of this trip – already released – may have you intrigued you about this...
Kosciuszko Main Range Snow Shoeing / Camping & Downhill Skiing

Kosciuszko Main Range Snow Shoeing / Camping & Downhill Skiing

Poem There was movement on the main range, for SUBW passed the word around, That a snow shoe hiking trip was the next getaway. So join all the bush walkers, as this trip had us Kosciuszko bound. Some tried and noted walkers, volunteered from Sydney and afar. We...
Ramshead climb and snow camping

Ramshead climb and snow camping

I have been to the Snowy Mountains many times but, being so large I still have many places that I have wanted to explore. With the great cover of snow currently, and spring fast approaching it seemed like a good chance to get back down there for some climbing and snow...
Mt Gingera full ascent in a day

Mt Gingera full ascent in a day

Timing is everything. In this case I had good and bad timing. Bad timing as I posted a trip during exam times, meaning hardly anyone had signed up. But good timing as I planned the trip to coincide with possible snowfall. And it did, as it turned out. On Friday night...
Mt Kaputar Exploration Easter 2014

Mt Kaputar Exploration Easter 2014

Yes, yes, I know this was a while ago, but I promised at the time to write the trip report, so here it is. Hope you are happy. If I have misremembered anything, I take no responsibility. Mount Kaputar is an extinct volcano, and the area surrounding it is full of...
Tinderry Peak

Tinderry Peak

The mostly untracked Tinderry Ranges are just south of Canberra, near the small village of Michelago. If you are on your way to the Snowy Mountains they are a prominent feature to the east of the Monaro Highway. I have wanted to climb 1619m high Tinderry Peak ever...