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Last updated: Jul 28, 2021
We have an updated return to play plan for Melbourne University Sport! The maximum number of people allowed on trips will now be tied to the indoor household limit, this means we can have trips of 30 people! Tuesday meetings in the clubrooms are tentatively starting again and gear hire is allowed. If you need to hire gear for a club trip, contact your trip leader or relevant sports officer.
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Fri 24 - Sun 26 Sep 2021
Posted by Anita T
on Fri, 9 Jul 2021
Leaders: Anita T, Steven B
Meeting: Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 12:00 am
Friends of the Mitta is a volunteer organisation that helps maintain access to the Mitta Mitta River. This is their annual working B/social event. Hopefully we can get a few people to attend to help out, and then join in on the paddle on Sunday. More info to come closer to the date.
I'm hoping we can pair up with ROC and do a kayaking run on the snowy creek on the Friday beforehand. This is a grade 2 river, with lots of nice drops and wavetrains to have fun on. If you want to kayak this section then you will need to have some previous whitewater experience. We will then camp at Anglers Rest for the two nights.
On Sunday, we would join the community social paddle, rafting/kayaking down the Mitta gorge section. This is a grade 3 river, so kayakers will be much more limited depending on experience, while there should be an opportunity for some more beginners to join a raft.
Note that this is a placeholder and expression of interest - trip details/numbers etc will depend on leader availability. If you are a current paddling leader and intend to go and would like to help out, please let me know! (This might be good option if you still have some outstanding trips you need to run from previous training grants).
- Wetsuit and thermals if you feel the cold. It might be a bit chilly depending on the weather
- Wetsuit boots or old shoes to wear in the water
- A dry change of clothes for the end of the day
- Dry bags for storing lunch in (the club has some that can be shared, but if you have your own then you can use them)
- Water Bottle
- Lunch and snacks for both days on the river
- Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat)
- Food for evening meals.
Minimum prerequisites for participants (at leaders' discretion, depending on final trip structure): Kayakers must have some whitewater paddling experience (grade II or above). Rafters must be able to comfortably swim at least 50 m.
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