Expression of interest - Series of advanced climbing techniques trips - MULTI PITCH - TRAD - AID CLIMBING - BIG WALL (?) To all intermediate and advanced climbers in our club. If you have progressed with your climbing to the point where you start wondering, what is the next step from single pitch lead climbing and how far can your dreams in climbing go, this series of trips will give [...]
If you are keen on leading your own abseiling and canyoning trips, with a focus on safety and manageability, please register your interest by 11 March 2018. As UTSOAC had part-sponsored my participation in the Australian School of Mountaineering's Canyon Leaders Course, I will be making the effort to pass on my knowledge. Seconded by Messrs Brendon Flanagan and Phuong Ho, two ever enthusiastic and reliable trip leaders. Draft plan: [...]
Dushy and I will be doing Jugglers and Grand Canyon. Both are short, accessible canyons good for beginners. Skills required: - a competent swimmer. - able to independently rig your own abseils and conduct safety checks. Bring with you: - lunch, snacks and at least 2L of water - shoes with good grip, Volleys are the best for canyoning - shorts for over wetsuit, fleece/thermals in case it gets cold [...]
Hello everyone, Ron and I have decided to run a trip to Twister and Rocky Canyon on March 25. It's a good opportunity for beginners who want to get a taste of canyoning. It's a beautiful canyon and doesn't have any abseils though you need to have a good level of fitness. It involves a series of jumps, slides and swims which makes it a lot of fun.The water might [...]
Hi all MEET CLUB MEMBERS INTERESTED IN THE HIKING, CANYONING, ABSEILING, EVEN CLIMBING. GET TO KNOW WHO IS ORGANISING TRIPS!! HAVE A CLIMB WITH AN EXPERIENCED CLUB MEMBER - LOOK FOR THE CLUB t-SHIRT.
The title might sound boring but have you ever wondered how your trip leader knows where they are on the map? Most 'secrets' will be revealed as we learn about maps, how to judge 100m, how to follow a bearing on a compass and how to select a route. No previous navigation skills required. This theory night will be held at UTS, 6:30-9pm. There will be pre-reading and a pre-workshop [...]
REQUIRED: - Abseiling/rappelling skills (email me or type in the 'what gear I need' section) - Your own waterproof head torch or torch - Your own emergency blanket can be bought at the pharmacy - Your own compression bandages can be bought at the pharmacy - Your own waterproof jacket - Tolerance to cold - Good cardiovascular health. Hiking hills involved with backpack You need to provide all of the [...]