Canyon Leader 2020 - Long Gully Canyon

Trip type: 
Canyoning
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Sunday, 27 September 2020 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP TO THIS ACTIVITY UNLESS YOU ARE PART OF THE CANYON LEADER 2020 SKILLS GROUP 

Covid-safe policy

Do not attend if:

  • you're feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms
  • have travelled internationally, come from a hotspot or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and/or
  • your health is considered high risk

If there is a spike in untraced community transmission in Canberra this trip may be cancelled.

Plan

Leave ANU sport at 7:00am on Sunday, drive to Long Gully Canyon in the Bungonia State Conservation Area and complete up to 10 abseils. Intent is to finish canyoning by 16:30 but could take longer.

Participants will need:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Safety prusik
  • A figure 8 or ATC descending device 
  • Headlamp
  • 3 x Locking carabiners (For descender, safety prusik and PAS)
  • Personal Anchor System - can be a 60-120cm sling
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy pair of shoes (there is a propensity for loose rock in the canyon)
  • Warm clothes (as there could be some waiting around) - worth considering thermals and a beanie depending on weather forecast
  • Rain gear (depending on weather forecast)
  • Space blanket
  • Hand sanitiser

Gear should be picked up from the gearstore prior to the activity. The group equipment will be taken care of.

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Thursday, 17 September 2020 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gearstore
Intended plan: 
From the car park, walk to the first abseil. Step-off at 9:30am and complete up to 10 abseils. At the end of the canyon, walk along the Trestle Track back to the cars.
Local knowledge: 
Ivan has been to Bungonia before.
3 slots left.