Caving



Thu 2 12:00pm - Sun 12 Apr 2015 10:00pm

Posted by Shannon J C on Thu, 5 Mar 2015
Leaders: Shannon J C
Trip standard: Advanced
Meeting: Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 7:15 pm


Requirements: Previous caving experience required. This needs to be more than a daytrip to labertouche and requires demonstration of an appropriate level of ability, several of the trips planned are of an advanced level which will involve many hours underground.

The plan is to spend about 7 days based at Jenolan in the heart of the Blue mountains and go caving at nearby areas and then some side trips on the way home.

There are also oppotunities for walking and much less likely canyoning nearby however the majority of the trip will be caving with other activities being done on 'days off' if they occur.

Planned activities

Jenolan - Hundreds of caves with everything from big open walk through caves, well decorated caves to more challenging sporty squeesy tubes

With possiblity a day trip to Tuglow - 'Over the hill' from Jenolan this is a large cave with active streamway sections containing waterfalls. Laddering or Abseiling will be required.

On the way home either (permits for areas other than Jenolan are pending)

Yarrangobilly (Snowy Mountains) or Bungonia (near Goulburn).

Costs:

Car costs: estimate $190 - $240

Accomodation: Estimate $10/day exact cost will depend on numbers attending.

Gear Hire $10/day if using all club gear $5/day if using own headlamp.

Accomodation:

At Jenolan we stay in the caver's cottage this includes power, kitchen (stove top, microwave, toaster, kettle etc), showers including hot water.

Elsewhere it will be camping with various facilities depending on location.

Standard: Advanced

Previous caving experience required.

While there have been exceptions in the past these have been rare so if your interested and have not caved before come and talk to me, you would be expected to be an active and experienced club member with good fitness levels and ideally some rocking climbing experience.

Trip dates:

Ideally we'll be leaving daytime thursday to arrive in the blue mountains thurday night to start caving friday morning however this will depend on when everyone on the trip can leave.

Trip numbers:

Permit limits for most caves are 8 if there is more interest than this than it means not everyone will be caving every day.

Trip Meeting

The trip meeting is in in the week prior the trip not the week of the trip to allow plently of time to organise everything.

Trip Leader: Shannon Crack:


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