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...
Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Party: Candice, Nolan, Derek, Christian (Leader) Date: 10-12 June 2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/iXAowm9y4ryb8Rts9 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...
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...

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...
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....
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...
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...
Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

Party: Tom, Yi Fan (Tyler), Gavin, John Leader: John Friedman Date: 30-31/7/2016 For those who have not had the pleasure of camping in Pindar Cave, I hope this report whets your appetite. Our journey began in the last carriage of the train to Gosford, a carriage...
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:...
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...
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...

Beginners’ navigation weekend

Date: 30 Apr and 1 May 2016 Party: Ashley Burke, Jane Diemont, Rachel Downes, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Natalia Fateeva, Rebecca Hill, Laura Ivonne Ruiz Espinosa, Chelsea Jerome, Carina Lucchinelli, Geoffrey Mai (Evacuated to hospital before start of trip!), Helene...
Colo River, Crawfords Lookout to Dooli Creek

Colo River, Crawfords Lookout to Dooli Creek

Date: 2/3rd April 2016 Hikers: Adam (leading for the 1st time with SUBW), Ankit, Tim, Geoffrey Tim and I met Ankit at Westmead Station and headed out towards Windsor. We had dinner and met Geoffrey at the historic Macquarie Arms before setting out again towards Culoul...

Coorongooba Canyoning Weekend

Trip Members: Paul, Adrian, Leo, Rick, Robyn, Marty Date: 3-7/2/2016 This trip was planned to combine the talents of an enthusiastic group of canyoners and those interested in aboriginal artwork and conservation. Over four big days we managed to achieve a good balance...
Packrafting Colo Gorge

Packrafting Colo Gorge

Party: Glenn Chigley, Tim Fisher, Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Dean Smith, Chris Wilson. Date: 15-17/01/2016 Original report: http://sonsofthedesert-abushwalkingblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/packrafting-colo-gorge.html Our plan was to camp Friday night for an early...
Remoteish Newnes Canyoning

Remoteish Newnes Canyoning

Party: David and I Leader: Felix Date: 14-17/12/2015 Original report: https://fatcanyoners.org/2015/12/17/remoteish-newnes-canyoning/ The two SUBW Newnes canyoning trips got merged into one so it ended up being four days of canyoning fun! Can anyone tell me what the...

Grand Canyon followed by Christmas Dinner Walk

Party (Grand Canyon Only): Cathy Stansbury, Chee Wong Party (Grand Canyon and Camping): Ashley Burke, Chloe Wu, Claire Chatry, Izabela Rydz, John Kam, Laura Ivonne, Lisanlu Kri, Michael Trent,Tony Le Party (Camping Only): Isabel Hanson, Kaushalya Madugalle, Adam...

Ashcroft Ravine & Wentworth Creek Canyon

Date: 21/11/2015 Five members and a guest set off from the end of Somme Avenue, Wentworth Falls at 9.45. We followed the firetrail to the end and then headed NW before dropping into Franks Creek with a 14m abseil using an existing anchor at Katoomba 577697. From here...
Mt Townsend, Snowy Mountains weekend

Mt Townsend, Snowy Mountains weekend

Party: Felix, Owen, Christian (leader) Date: October 23-25 2015 Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsknr1E1U 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...