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...

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...
Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Attendees: David Myles, trip was posted last minute so no one else signed up. Location: Robertson / Kangaroo Valley Date: Mon 31st Oct – Tue 1st Nov 2016 Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/664y6qs8pk6298r/AADjzpCWHFOsQf7dXX13Cggja?dl=0 (will be available for ~30 days)...
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...
Corker Trail to Wombat Creek

Corker Trail to Wombat Creek

Party: Dean Smith (“leader”), Peter Green Date: 1-2/10/2016 Report written: 27/6/2018 Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oYKKb4WQCUfTYuJvYJCS0PtKLpI2ovgO?usp=sharing (Not sure if this wins any records for the most belated trip report (!), but I thought...
Mt Royal

Mt Royal

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Pierrette, Xiaoting, Zhen, and Dean on Sunday. Date: 17 & 18 September 2016. 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...
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:...
Shoalhaven Packrafting

Shoalhaven Packrafting

Present: Clint Felmingham, Tim Fisher, Marty Frappel, Paul Griffiths (Trip leader) Date: 11-13/6/2015 Photos: on SUBW Facebook page – more to come. This was one of the best wilderness trips I have done. The plan was to meet in the Southern Highlands and either...
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...
Mt York Abseiling & Juggler Canyon

Mt York Abseiling & Juggler Canyon

Date: 14-15/05/16 Party: Andrew (trip leader), Tony, Savannah, April, Ted, Peter Mt York Abseiling Sat 14/05/16 We all met around 8am at the Mt York car park. Once everyone had arrived we organized the gear we would need for the abseil training. I decided the best...
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...
Mt Gudgenby

Mt Gudgenby

Party: Hiswaty, Jacopo, Christian Date: April 1-3 2016 Leader: Christian 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...
‘Bungleboori Canyons’

‘Bungleboori Canyons’

Leader: David-Stephen Date: 17-18/04/2016 Contrary to the title of this trip, we never even glimpsed or set foot within any of the Bungleboori catchment! Day 1 Noone had signed up for Thursday of the trip so I headed off on my own to check out a cool cave that...
Lower Bowen’s Creek North Canyon & Du Faur Creek Canyon

Lower Bowen’s Creek North Canyon & Du Faur Creek Canyon

Saturday party: Tony, Flint, Michael, Isabelle, Andrew (leader) Sunday party: Tony, Flint, Michael, Andrew (leader) Date: 20-21/02/2016 With the weather forecast being partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and this trip being my first time leading a SUBW trip...

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...