Trip Details

Intermediate/beginner's: canyoning, abseiling training and overnight camping.

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Date:10/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
Leader:tony (tien) Le
Email:llt14 [replace this stuff with the at symbol] live [this one is meant to be a dot] com [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Intermediate/beginner's: canyoning, abseiling training and overnight camping.
My co-leaders is David Myles, and may be Andrew Walker may join in on Sunday. For safety reasons, and the quality of the trip, this trip's itinerary depends on the weather, 2wd and 4wd cars.

So, after signing up, you will be notified by an email from me to confirm and offer that you have a spot in my trip.

Please, you can come one, or both days. If only one day, you should have your own car.

Please, after signing up, SMS to me and indicate which date you want.

On Saturday, we go Deep Pass canyon, then we will have an abseiling training session in late afternoon preparing for the next day. Sunday, we go to either Zoro, or Penrose canyon. Or, a non abseil, but beautiful canyon, River Cave.

On Saturday, after abseiling training, i will form 2 groups. Group1 will go for an abseling canyon on Sunday, and group2 will go back to Sydney on Sunday morning. On Saturday, only a small group of members will be offered spots to form group1, to go to an abseiling canyon.

If no time for abseil training, we all can go for a non abseil canyon on Sunday.

On Saturday night, we should have big fire to: keep us warm, boiling water for next day, cook or warm up our dinner. Deep Pass has unlimited drinkable water. I have drunk from it many time without problem. A drop toilet is available.

On Sunday, most likely group1 will be abseiling into Penrose canyon, which has very narrow awkward gaps. So, only members with body mass index less than 24 (slim), plus few other skills will be offered to join in group1. There will be a lot of fun in this short Penrose canyon.

Zoro canyon is a short, less impressive and less fun, but better for beginners.

Every canyon has its own beauty. So, take camera with you.

If you intend to abseil, you must tick on the box in relation to abseiling activities, and borrow for free a set of abseiling gears.

You "must be fit" to, fully, enjoy this trip.

All canyons are about medium/easy grade for bush a walkers, and there is no swimming, and you may have to wade through cold water, up to your knee, for less than 1 minute.

In Deep Pass canyon, you will be walking on artistically hanging timber logs, hanging above water, with safe permanent hand lines. So, they may give you amazing feeling like you are walking on top of water. It is the only canyon in the region offering that. As usually, it offers a lot of fun and beautiful scenery for photos.

Please google them up.

Deep Pass campsite has: very level spacious green areas for camping. At night you have to walk for 15 minutes to see: some glow worms, wallabys, possums, wombats, noctural wild life ...etc. You must have a head torch.

Bell rail station is one of the smallest. From Bell, it is about 1 hour of bumpy dirt road driving to start a walk. People with 4wd’s, or high clearance Awd’s will be given top preference. One can catch a train to Bell station, then get in a pre-arranged 4wd car.

For this trip, 2wd is ok, but i much prefer if we all have access to 4wd.

If catching train, please make sure to stay in the last 2 carriage, and also you must remind to the train driver to stop at Bell.

Weather can change very quickly. So, please bring cold weather clothes, which are made of: wool, polypropylen, spandex, nylon, polyester, ....etc. please no cotton clothes.

The items to bring are: head torches, helmet, strong day backpack, overnight bacpack, foods, 2 litter of water, decent hiking or strong shoes, spare dry shoes, extra dry sock and pants to change, shared tent, sleeping bag, air matt, Cold weather clothes and waterproof jacket & pants in case of unexpected showers, or accidentially slipping into very cold shallow water. Please double check the forecasts.

If intend to abseil, please take: harness, helmet, descender, safety sling.

In my previous trip, 3rd July, with some snow and ice, 4 people in my trip had preferred, and enjoyed walking with bared feet in freezing water, in Acoustic canyon.

You can borrow many gears for free from "SUBW's Gear Night".

To obtain the gears/equipments for this trip if you don’t own, please log into SUBW's website, and go to "walks programme", then, sign on to the trip, namely "Gear Night Thursday 5-6pm”, and write to the gear officer what gears you want.

You may collect gears from 6pm to 9pm, at the Ledge Climbing Centre, if you pre-arrangement with me. And, you must write to me, ASAP, preferable before lunch, Tuesday 6th Sep.

At a moment, i have only one 4wd, and we may need at least one more 4wd. A car pool will be organised, and , please, you must contribute money to the owner/driver.

You must wear safety devices on the trip whenever you are asked to do so.

Your name n telephone will be listed for the purpose of organising car pool. Any objection please SMS to me. People with 4wd cars, who are willing to take others will be given top preference to join the trip.

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