Trip Details

2-3 day Canyoning Trip from Base Camp

Date:25/01/2017 - 28/01/2017
Leader:Ashley Burke
Email:ashley [this one is meant to be a dot] eylenburg [replace this stuff with the at symbol] gmail [this one is meant to be a dot] com [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] 2-3 day Canyoning Trip from Base Camp
On this trip we will drive to a campsite on the Newnes Plateau where we will stay for 2-3 nights. On each day we will make excursions to visit nearby sandstone canyons. The trip does involve abseiling.

Here are photos of the sorts of activities we'll be doing on this trip:

Thursday 26 Jan is a public holiday and by taking Friday 27 January off work you get a 4 day weekend. This trip will take place on the first 2-3 days of this weekend as follows:

Wednesday evening 25 Jan: Depart Sydney in the evening and drive to the campsite.

Thursday 26 Jan: Canyon #1 - Hole In The Wall or Tigersnake or Rocky Creek, TBA. Return to camp.

Friday 27 Jan: Canyon #2 - Another Canyon, to be advised. Return to camp.

Saturday 28 Jan: Possible short morning canyon then return to Sydney. I may have business in Lithgow during the day and can drop people at the station or can drive people back to Sydney in the afternoon. Also to be advised. Will be flexible.

Experience required: I am happy to take people who have not done canyoning before and I will provide abseil instruction for those who need. However you must be physically fit. By this I mean:

1. You must be able to swim 30m in cold water.
2. You must think nothing of a 400m vertical ascent in hot conditions and be able to continue walking upon completion of this ascent for as long as necessary.
3. You must be able to walk/clamber/scramble in uneven terrain where there are slippery rocks, water all around, no track and difficult ground.

You do NOT need to do any of the above with a heavy backpack - you will only need to carry what you need for each day. All overnight camping gear will remain at camp.

If you meet the above prerequisites then you may apply for the trip advising me of your level of fitness, experience and the suburb or area from where you will be joining the trip on the Wednesday evening. Spaces on the trip will be limited.

Ashley Burke
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