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It’s been about a year since Bulti and Willis first invited me up to the Barrington to go kayaking. I had a heap of fun and was sold on the idea pretty quickly. I’ve now done six trips on five different river sections, and recently finally learned to roll – so I figure it’s time … More Whitewater Kayaking: A noob’s perspective, five rivers in
As I was doing the cool annotated map for the last post, I thought, “Hey, having the Mt Wilson and Wollongambe maps scanned and spliced together like that just by themselves would have been MIGHTY HELPFUL when we were attempting the canyon”. So for future reference, here you go.
Bell Creek is becoming a bit of a nemesis. Not only does it have an ability to call up bad weather forecasts as soon as you mention its name, it’s also the trickiest of all the Mt Wilson canyons to get to. After two attempts called off due to rain (one a few weeks ago, … More Mini-epic debriefing: Bell Creek Canyon attempt 24/2/12
As the gradient of a river increases, so does the commitment. On remote runs and more dangerous rivers a more comprehensive set of gear is necessary. Here is what I take creeking or even with me on remoter play runs. an alternative list that is also worth looking at is avaiable here: PFD A rescue … More Kits Lists: Creeking Kit
So as Lucy had to explain to everyone over post-climb beers last night, it is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. Which I guess is providing the final kick of motivation to write this post, which I’ve been thinking about for a while. Alison Hargreaves A couple of weeks ago at the Ledge we were all blown away … More International Women’s Day Post: Women climbers who kicked ass
Managed to capture some interesting pool sports at a party last weekend using a GoPro and a Lumix camera. We set up a slackline diagonally across the pool, inflated a giant evil-looking duck and strapped the GoPro to a bottle while we took shots. It was a bit difficult to get the climbing tape slackline … More Pool Sports