Northern Exploratory Canyon Trip (cancelled at this stage)

Date: Saturday, 19 June 2021
River: Dove Canyon.

TRIP CANCELLED AT THIS STAGE - Sorry guys just need to see what covid is doing in vic before I can predict my availability. :(

Who's game for some canyoneering?

Plan of action is to head north to scope out a canyon or two. This will be somewhat weather contingent so will confirm if the trip is going ahead a week or so out. We will be meeting at the sheds at around 4pm (will confirm closer to date) drive up north and camp before a big day of canyoneering on sunday.

This is an exploratory canyon trip. Not suitable for first time canyoners. I will be running more beginner trips in the future so don't stress if you're not up to this one.

Canyons will be in northern tasmania and may end up involving significant amount of scrub bashing and abseiling.

If we have a stack of begginers keen to get involved I might consider running a more begginer friendly trip on Saturday for newer participants and then doing the more hectic stuff on sunday so definetly get in touch if you're keen.

Things you must bring for the trip –

  1. Cash to cover petrol (it's a long drive, could be $50ish).
  2. Heaps of warm clothes and a towel for after the canyon
  3. Canyoneering clothes (same as what you would wear rafting, see this article for tips, neoprene socks are highly recommended) https://jamesbarnes.id.au/articles/what-to-bring-on-your-first-rafting-trip/
  4. Heaps of food and snacks for both days
  5. Camping gear

Any questions feel free to get in touch! These sort of trips don’t happen as often and are a lot more tricky to organise given we only have one or two guides in the club who can run abseiling. That being the case please let me know if you’re coming along and whether you can bring a car as that makes my life a lot easier in organising the event!

Trip leader/Senior Guide – James Barnes

Website – https://jamesbarnes.id.au

Phone – 0406012364

Email – jb3.14159265@gmail.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004339601154

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