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    Backcountry Skiing in New Zealand

    The aim was simple: do an avalanche course, and practice what we learned. This was to be my first trip to New Zealand in winter, and as such I didn't really know what to expect in terms of weather or snow conditions. For the previous 6 months I had been... (more)

    Blue Mountains Canyoning

    This Easter, I made the long car drive journey up to New South Whales to join in the annual pilgrimage to go canyoning in the Blue Mountains. With four drivers in the car, driving for 10 hours wasn't seeming like such a horrible prospect. Along the way... (more)

    Mountaineering Round 2

    Afollow up mountaineering trip to New Zealand, given the success of the previous season, was always going to be on the cards. Five of us flew over near the new year for 2016, for a couple of weeks climbing up at Pioneer hut. I was excited about this... (more)

    Sphinx For Documenting Java Projects

    Last year I had the pleasure of using Sphinx for documenting my final year software project at university. The project was primarily java, but also included a number of python utilities and the requirement of documenting the central algorithm clearly.... (more)

    Frenchman's Cap

    With the Christmas/New Year period shutdown at work, there was a scramble to find something interesting to do. Luckily some good friends were already off to Tasmania to go hiking, and had a spare spot in their car. A few days before leaving we decided... (more)

    Little River Gorge

    Returning to Little River Gorge was an exciting prospect. Aparently Little River Gorge is Victoria's deepest gorge. A fair way North-East of Buchan, it is one of the more remote areas of Victoria. When travelling around there, and especially into the... (more)

    Mountaineering Course

    Absolutely no regrets choosing to do a mountaineering course before heading into the hills independently. The course run in 2014 by Stuart Hollaway for MUMC members was a once in a lifetime, unforgetable opportunity. It is so very sad to have to say... (more)

    MUMC and Mountaineering

    Abored engineering student watching videos on his computer during summer break experienced that phenomenon so often attributed to wasting time on the YouTube website. One minute I was learning how to assemble a remote control aircraft, the next I got... (more)

    Werribee Gorge

    Werribee Gorge, and specifically Falcon's Lookout is a popular walking and climbing location close to Melbourne. I recently went back there for a day with some friends, we had an absolute blast. If you go in there with low expectations for rock quality,... (more)

    Night Appeal

    My torch flickers, and then goes out. Halfway through the second pitch, I call out below something to make my belayer worried. Stopping to take stock, behind me are yells and hoots, a couch burning bonfire rages in the campsite. Our friend is making... (more)