Upcoming Trips: January 2019

Trips Program

Some of the trips on this program are open to Visitors. You may contact the leader of a 'visitors welcome' trip by clicking on the leaders name. This link is only available for trips commencing within the next two months.

We invite prospective members to take the oportunity to experience our activities and meet our members before joining our club. Due to insurance restrictions we can only allow prospective members to participate in a maximum of two trips. To participate in additional trips you must join our club.

All persons participating in our trips must be aged 18 years or older.

Before contacting the trip leader you should read our Guidelines and Acknowlegment of Risk pages. Our guidelines page should answer many of your questions on how our trips are organised.

Canyon: Newnes Forest Weekend canyoning

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium
Duration:
2 days
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Newnes forest (Blue Mts)
Maps:
Wollangambe

Car camping. Two one day canyons. Saturday: Hole in the Wall Sunday: Breakfast Creek. Must have abseiling experience and be able to swim.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Canyon: Juggler Canyon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Katoomba
Maps:
Katoomba

A nice short canyon with five abseils and a few easy rock scrambles, a good one for beginners with some abseiling experience. A dry canyon with only one area where the abseil leads down to a pool, you can avoid getting wet by scrambling along a ledge just above the water. Wetsuit not required.. Longest abseil is 20 metres. Finish canyon at end of Grand Canyon walk and then we walk out the Pilcher Track back to the cars. As with all Span activities you will be required to sign the Span Acknowledgment of Risk Form, a copy of which can be found on the Span website. Span loan gear is available - harness, carabiner, descender and helmet.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Bushwalk: Cathedral Mountain and Du Cane Traverse

Full
Grade:
Hard
Duration:
10 days
Leader:
Anne
 
Area:
Tasmania: Cathedral Mountain Lake St Clair Reserve
Maps:

Hi Spanners I am putting together an extended walk in the Tasmanian High Country in Jan 2019. Approx 14 days from approx 5th Jan It is going to be amazing. 8 days (approx) Cathedral Mountain, then Up the Du Cane Range starting with Castle Crag, then out via the Labyrinth track to Lake St Clair. Followed by 3 days doing the Frenchman's Cap walk (probably) Lots of scrub, boulder fields, amazing views, strong chance of crazy weather - sun rain snow hail cloud, cold hot etc. It is going to be hard (but fun) so this is not for the faint hearted but experienced alpine overnight pack walkers. .

To come along you must have done at least 4 nights off track overnight walking experience or a longer walk (pref in Tasmania ) and have all the right gear.

We are going to be driven to track start and pay for accommodation etc, so there will be related costs.

Let me know if you are interested

Canyon: Canyon weekend at Mt Wilson

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium
Duration:
2 days
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Mt Wilson, Blue Mountains
Maps:
Wollangambe

Car camping at Mt Wilson. Two one day trips. Saturday: Water Dragon canyon Sunday: Whungee-Wheengee canyon. Must have abseil experience and be able to swim. Can do either trip as a one day trip if you cannot stay the weekend.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Canyon: Koombanda Canyon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Mt Wilson
Maps:
Mt Wilson

A nice little canyon with 2 or 3 abseils and a short climb-down. Longest abseil is no more than 15m. Canyon ends at the remains of a long abandoned coal mine, abseiling knowledge is required. It is a wet canyon although you aren't in the water for too long so wetsuit is optional and you can probably get away with just wearing thermals and a spray jacket. Some beginners welcome with some abseiling or canyon experience. As with all Span activities you will be required to sign the Span Acknowledgment of Risk Form, a copy of which can be found on the Span website. Span loan gear is available - harness, carabiner, descender and helmet.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

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Suggested programs are shown to the left. Trips which are open to visitors are highlighted in green.

Use the calendar to view trips available on a particular date. You may view details of an individual trip, and obtain contact information for the trip leader, by clicking on the trip title.

SPAN Members

SPAN Members have access to the Full Program, which includes trips not available to visitors, and trip reports for completed trips.