Trip Details

Beginner canyoning weekend

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Date:28/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
Leader:Konstantin Seiler
Email:list [replace this stuff with the at symbol] kseiler [this one is meant to be a dot] de [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Beginner canyoning weekend
Ankit and I will run a beginner canyoning weekend at the end of this month. We will be operating on and near Newnes Plateau and teach abseiling skills and do some canyons.

If you are experienced already: we could still use another 1-2 experienced people to come along and assist with instructing people.

The goal of this trip is to introduce beginners to canyoning and teach skills that are useful future canyoning trips. Thus, we'll spend most of Saturday practising rope skills such as abseiling and prusiking (going up on a rope) before we do a short canyon in the afternoon. Afterwards we will drive to our campsite and set of camp near the cars for the night.

On Sunday, we will do a longer canyon which is expected to take the full day before we drive back to the city.

While this is a beginners canyoning trip, it certainly isn't a beginners bushwalking trip. We will have long days with quite a bit of walking through rough terrain, including some rock scrambles and decent uphills to get back to the top. Thus, you must have good fitness and prior bushwalking experience.

We haven't finally decided on which canyons we'll do, but we'll most likely do wet canyons which means you must be able to swim.

While the club has most of the required abseiling gear, there are some personal items which you must get yourself such as gloves ($5) and prusiks ($10-15) as well as thermals (or a wetsuit).

Numbers on this trip will be limited. If the trip fills up very quickly, we'll give some preference to active members of the club.
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