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 like...

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...
Red Rocks Traverse

Red Rocks Traverse

Party: Ashley Burke, James Cordukes, Kaushalya Madugalle, Mark Straton Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 19-20 Sep 2015 Photos: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/RedRocks20150919-20/index.htm The name “Red Rocks” refers to a section of the Wolgan Capertee divide in the...
Snowy Mountains Snowshoe & Snow Camp

Snowy Mountains Snowshoe & Snow Camp

Party: Mark, Christian (leader) Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskgMGykD Date: 11-13/9/2015 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...
Beating the weather on the Red Rocks

Beating the weather on the Red Rocks

Party: Ankit, Dave, Grant, Marty, Peter, Kosta Date: 21-23/08/2015 Original report: https://fatcanyoners.org/2015/08/21/beating-the-weather-on-the-red-rocks/ The weather forecast wasn’t very promising with both the Bureau as well as the Norwegians predicting a mixed...
Get out to the ‘Gambe

Get out to the ‘Gambe

Attendees: Katy, Yumi, Ruby, Alice (Tianai), Amir, Phil, Catrina and Felix Leader: Felix Photos: Ruby, Katy, Yumi and Felix Date: 15-16/8/2015 Preamble: There is lots of information online about Centennial Coal’s Clarence Colliery spilling tonnes of coal fines spill...
Bagging the Wild Dog Mountains

Bagging the Wild Dog Mountains

Party: Adam, Ankit, Felix, Lilian, Rebecca, Kosta Leader: Kosta Date: 8-9th of August 2015 Original report: https://fatcanyoners.org/2015/08/08/bagging-the-wild-dog-mountains/ After we needed only 46 emails to sort out our car pooling and meeting arrangements we...
A Gambol to Gosper’s

A Gambol to Gosper’s

Party: Martyn Frappell, Felix Ossig-Bonanno, Peter Ridgeway, Damon Ward, Lauren O’Neill, Adrian Spragg, (Kristian Sturmberg) Leader: Martyn Frappell Report by: Adrian Spragg Date: 6-8/6/2015 Original report: http://fatcanyoners.org/2015/06/06/a-gambol-to-gospers/...
Beginners’ Navigation Weekend

Beginners’ Navigation Weekend

Party: Arslan Ahmad, Ashley Burke, Claire Chatry, Elizabeth Sharaq, Isabel Hanson, Izabela Rydz, Kaushalya Madugalle, Kshitij Sahni, Marty Frappell, Michael Tran, Robert Merlino, Rodney Riddle. Date: 2-3/5/2015 Photos taken by Kshitij:...
Freshers Trip to Splendour Rock

Freshers Trip to Splendour Rock

Leader: Kaushalya Date: 24-25/4/2015 After a week of intense rain and closures in Glenbrook due to the flooding of the causeway, the initially planned route down to Erskine Creek had to be changed. And so the 11 km walk over two days was changed to a 26 km return walk...

A Very Kowmung Easter (Kanangra Walls to Mt Colong)

Party: Jonno, Tony, (Thomas). Leader: Jonno Date: 2-5/4/2015 Good Friday On departing for the Katoomba meeting spot at 7:00am I saw a note from Thomas letting me know he had slept in but was still keen, so I sent him back the plan for the day so he could try to meet...
Mt Solitary traverse

Mt Solitary traverse

Party: Ruby, Martin Daly, Nat Wang, Sean Smith, Mark Straton, Brendan Okeeffe, Nick Fox Leader: Ruby Date: 14-15/3/2015 Photos (by Marty): https://www.flickr.com/photos/123999563@N02/sets/72157650962730237/ Just a brief report with thanks to the SUBW members who...
Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops

Walkers: Bruce, Belinda, Tracy, Fancy. Leader: Bruce Date: 18-19/10/2014 We all met together at Woy Woy Station on saturday morning, and as there were only 4 of us, decided to fit everyone in Tracy’s care (or rather, Tracy’s brother’s car, kindly...