Trip List

Note: Some MSS trips have limited numbers where priority is given to their members, please contact the trip leader to register your interest.

8th-10th March: Canyoning in the Blue Mountains. (MSS Trip)
Grade: Hard
Details: Three days canyoning in Yarramun Creek area, Captains Canyon and
one of the Up Ya Canyons (either Up Ya Crack or Up Ya Bum tba). Camping in
either a camp cave on Yarramun or headwaters of Captains. Due to the
exploratory nature of the trip numbers will be limited and experienced
canyoners would be preferred. If the weather forecast is for hot weather, walk
in will start at 6am (possibly necessitating car camp at end of Wollangambe Fire
Trail for some). Contact: JOHN.GRAY@sydneywater.com.au

16th-17th March: Abercrombie Caves project weekend. (MSS Trip)
Come and work on the cave mapping and survey project. Exact details of activities for weekend to be confirmed closer to date. Contact: littlebeth78@hotmail.com

Sunday 24th March: Training Day
When: 9am
Where: Glenrock State Conservation area, meeting at the Yuelarbah Trail car park https://goo.gl/maps/ym9Vuk8Lm252

What will we be doing? I plan to set up a rope to try out one of the small team assisted rescues as demonstrated at the Tasmanian Conference. The site also allows for plenty of abseil practice, rebelay crossing, moving past redirects, maybe some tyroleans, or whatever anyone else would like to practice.
Please let myself and Melissa know if you are interested in the day.
Contact: Daniel Burt daniel@danielburtphotos.com or 0448827596
Or Melissa Hadley melissa.hadley2@tafensw.edu.au

Friday 29th – 31st March: Timor Caves
Staying at the hut and probably doing some easy going caving and a little digging if not too hot.
Contact: Garry K Smith gksmith29@icloud.com

6th-7th April: Abercrombie Caves project weekend. (MSS Trip)
Surface trog weekend, aim to locate and GPS reference cave tags. Contact: littlebeth78@hotmail.com

13-14th April: Navigation Training Capertee Valley. (MSS Trip)
Learn navigation using map and compass.
Contact: Rod Smith  roderick__smith@hotmail.com (note the two underscores)

19th- 22nd April: Ashford Caves at Easter. (MSS Trip)
This is a chance to explore a new area. Ashford is situated near the
Queensland border. According to Google it’s about 8 hours from Sydney. There
are at least four known caves. More details to follow.
Contact: Rod Smith  roderick__smith@hotmail.com (note the two underscores)

25th-28th April: Glenrock Caves. Bush camping and fun vertical caves. Lots of opportunities to find new caves. Bring you own drinking water, very basic bush camp site, no facilities. Contact Brian Reeves 49829905 or 0402 099329.

25th-28th April: Canyoning in Glen Davis area. (MSS Trip)
Grade: Hard
Details: Four days. First day walking up one of the tributaries of Freshwater
Creek arriving at a camp cave by lunchtime and then exploring that branch in
the afternoon. 2nd day we would be exploring the next branch of Freshwater
which is completely unknown. 3rd and possibly 4th days would be exploring
the next creek down (reputedly to be the REAL Doomsday). Due to the
exploratory nature of the trip numbers will be limited and experienced
canyoners would be preferred. Contact: JOHN.GRAY@sydneywater.com.au

4th-5th May: Abercrombie Caves project weekend. (MSS Trip)
NSW Speleo Council Meeting at Abercrombie.
Some associated activities to the project such as any remaining surface trog
required for GPS referencing, or re-survey activities. Contact: littlebeth78@hotmail.com

18th-19th May: Jenolan Caves
Awesome caving in the Blue Mountains, staying at the hut at a small cost. Contact the trip leader Andrew for details: Andrew.Baker@environment.nsw.gov.au

1st-2nd June: Abercrombie Caves project weekend. (MSS Trip)
Come and work on the cave mapping and survey project. Exact details of activities for weekend to be confirmed closer to date. Contact: littlebeth78@hotmail.com

7th – 10th June: Timor Caves & Crawney Pass (June long weekend)
Staying at the hut and probably doing some easy going caving and a little digging, plus one day visit to Crawney Pass Caves.
Contact: Garry K Smith gksmith29@icloud.com

21st – 23rd June: Beginners Cross country skiing
Camping at Island Bend. Day trips learning to ski. If you have never done this before then this is the perfect opportunity to earn. I will send out to participants, a suggested list of things to take. It will be lots of fun, so come along and join in the adventure.
Contact: Garry K Smith gksmith29@icloud.com

Friday 13th – 15th September: Timor Caves
Staying at the hut and probably doing some easy going caving and a little digging. Fireplace has been fixed, so we can have the fire going in the lounge room again!
Contact: Garry K Smith gksmith29@icloud.com

21st-22nd September: Jenolan Caves
Awesome caving in the Blue Mountains, staying at the hut at a small cost. Contact the trip leader Andrew for details: Andrew.Baker@environment.nsw.gov.au