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The busy metropolis of Sydney is blessed with an abundance of rugged bushland nearby, providing sanctuary and escape from the hectic bustle of modern living. Less than two hours drive away, lie the majestic escarpments and valleys of the Blue Mountains, wherein still lie some most pristine and delicate environments. Visiting these places can require no more than a simple walk along a creek, or may demand bush craft, navigational skills and several days walking just to get there, let alone negotiate the canyon.
The canyon log is my chronological account of the various canyon trips that I have been fortunate enough to invited on, and in some cases, lead.
The trips recorded are CANYON trips, which involve starting high in the range and
following a creek or stream as it carves it's way down to the river valley.
The Kanangra canyons are generally fairly wide and open.
Following the shorter of these is an excersise in abseiling and scrambling.
Among the rewards of visiting this area, are the breathtakingly panoramic views
along the Kanangra Walls and tributary valleys, as well as the
incredible ruggedness of the area.
I have kept these notes as a reminder to myself of the individual trips, as well as to provide 'some' useful information for following excursions, or to supply to others planning similar outings.
For the ultimate Arm-Chair canyon-climbing-caving experience, you must see
The Edge ... Shown in breathtaking
IMAX at Katooomba.
With many thanks to my Friends who have all contributed.
Ed walks out of the Black Hole of Calcutta
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Images from selected Canyon Trips
Whungee Wheengee Canyon
Glow Worm Tunnel Canyon
Wollangambe 1 and 2
My Canyon tales
[also see Canyon Tales from friends]
2000 (Y2K) Trips
trip 15 Calustral - Anthea, Eddie, Sean, Geoff (3rd Jan Y2K)
trip 16 Starlight - Sean, Ross (8th Jan Y2K)
trip 17 Hole in the Wall and Banks (in a day) - Sean, Rossco, Ed and Geoff (15th Jan Y2K)
trip 18 Starlight Canyon (the video) - Sean, Rossco, Geoff, Jason and myself (20th Feb Y2K)
trip 19 Butterbox Canyon - Geoff, Richard and myself (27th Feb Y2K)
trip 20 Whungee Whengee - Sean and myself (12th March Y2K)
trip 21 Glow Worm Tunnel Canyon - Nicky and Rebbecca (26th March Y2K)
trip 22 Serendipity Canyon - just me (22nd April Y2K)
trip 23 Waterfall of Moss - Sean, Geoff, Ed and Debbie (7th May Y2K)
trip 25 Fortress Ck with Rossco 18th Feb 2001
trip 26 Danae Brook (Andy Mien trip) 3rd Mar 2001
trip 27 Dalpura Ck - 8th Apr 2001
trip 28 Birrabang Brook - 16th Apr 2001
trip 29 Dalpura Ck (Tracey) 1st Dec 2001
trip 30 Dalpura Ck (Sigi) 8th Dec 2001
trip 31 Fortress Ck (Stu and Elizabeth) 22nd Dec 2001
Anthea halfway on the 1st pitch