Trip Details

canyoning + camping, beginner friendly, Wollangambe and Serendipity

Date:10/12/2016 - 11/12/2016
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] canyoning + camping, beginner friendly, Wollangambe and Serendipity
It is around Mount Wilson areas, which is part of Blue Mountains, and about 130km from Sydney.

All activities and intinerary are weather dependant. Small Bell rail station is the only public transport, and it is about 35km from campsite.

Wollangambe and Serendipity canyons have a lot more: fun, relaxing soothing effects, stunning scenery, and more joy, than just intermediate bushwalks. Take your camera with you.

And, they involve: swimming + floating in cold slow flowing water (between vertical towering breath-taking rocky cliffs, with micro climates), jumping, rock/boulder scrambling, abseiling and intermediate bushwalking level.

As such, it is very important to keep yourself safe, warm and happy.

For beginners, we should assess, honestly, together, that you’L should not have any potential problem in my Canyoning trips. And, as such, you’L be safely and happily enjoy the trips.

Full body wetsuits is preferred. A very "strong day backpacks" and dry bag are very important as it is your main floating device. They are must have items for everyone. Dry bag can be borrowed for free from SUBW.

SUBW does not lend the wetsuit, nor Lilo. So, borrow from friends, or buy them from secondhand/old gears on Ebay, or any secondhand shops such as “Smith Family, Salvo, St. Vincent De paul ….etc.

Lilo is the best for floating on your back, while having a snack, and at the same time the cold slow water very slowly flows you down stream. And, borrow a dry bag from the club, and put it inside very strong 20Litters backpack, to use it as your main floating device, and also storing foods, dried clothes, phones …etc.

Saturday night, there will be a cam-fire will warm us up, as well as cooks our foods and drinks. Car camping at Cathedral of Fern, where it has a lot of rain water tank, and a drop toilet. Many times, I have been drinking this water without any treatment nor boiling. It may be raining, so, bring/share cooking stoves.

The items to bring are: head torches, helmet, strong day backpack, overnight bacpack, foods, 2 litter of water, decent hiking or strong bushwalking 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. Please double check the weather forecasts.

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

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 sign up, or log into SUBW's website, and go to "walks programme", then, sign on to the trip, namely "Gear Night Thursday 5-6pm”, and/or email to the gear officers what gears you want.

Serendipity canyon involves abseiling skills, and i'L teach beginners those useful skills for free. Please tick on the "waiver box" for abseiling.

Sharing car pools are preferred, and as such, one must pay transport costs to the onwner/driver. Or, drive your own cars. You can be, also, picked up at Bell rail station, but this is very inconvenient.

I'L send to everyone in my trip a list of contacts, so everyone can contact directly to each other for transport and trip's related issues. Please, SMS to me if you do not want to be on the list.

I have 3 spaces in my car. I may like to have an extra camp-fire on Friday night as well. Come for one, or both days.

Experienced existing members are very welcome, especially if you have a PLB, and willing to assist me to look after other members. More info after sign up. Have safe n fun trip.
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