Mt Wilson Canyoning weekend

Trip type: 
Start date: 
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 5:30pm to Sunday, 18 November 2018 - 5:30pm

Hi folks,

I have space for two experienced canyoners to join my wife and I for a trip to Mt Wilson for some canyoning. Plan is to head up Friday evening (leave Canberra by 5.30pm) camp at Mt Wilson.

Saturday Bell Creek Canyon - a long dark and cold canyon with wonderful formations. No abseils although the entry to the canyon involves exposed downclimbs and scrambles (we will have a hand line to assist). Wetsuit, spray jacket/rain jacket, beanie and spare thermals in addition to normal canyoning gear required due to the cold and length of canyon.

Sunday will be a short trip, exact canyon to be confirmed but likely to be Empress or Grand (wet, 1 abseil and fairly short) with a view to returning to Canberra not too late in the evening. 

You will need to have canyoned previously, be comfortable with abseiling including self belay and be comfortable with a long day on Saturday (most likely aim to be leaving camp by 7.30am and may not be back til after 6pm). I will be screening interested people to ensure they have suitable experience - if I haven't canyoned with you before you MUST provide a description of your canyoning experience in the notes or I will not approve you joining the trip. 

Note if the weather forecast is not favourable (rain or very low daytime temps) I will change location to Bungonia, with a canyon (Bungonia Main or Jerrara Creek) one day and a cave with rope access for Sunday. I will make a call based on weather forecast on Wednesday 14/11 and advise final plan at the pre trip. 

For questions please email stevenmhare [ at ] gmail dot com


Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear store
Allow for buying dinner in Goulburn Friday evening and $25pp for fuel
Intended plan: 
As above - Bell Creek as per Jamison notes on Saturday and Grand or Empress Sunday.
Departure and intended return times: 
1730 Friday 1730 Sunday
Local knowledge: 
Leader has been down Bell Creek once before and has been down Grand and Empress multiple times. Leader has been down Bungonia Main and Jerrara Creek canyons once before and has done some caving at Bungonia
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