Categories: adventures

Sat 27 July 2019

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Kamchatka in the Summer

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a little known region of the world. When I was telling friends and acquaintances that I was going there, I was often met with puzzled looks. Russia is certainly not high …

Fri 18 January 2019

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Skiing in Georgia

We flew into Tbilisi, and and were collected by a man who guided a friend of ours, he took us to the Marshrutka (minibus) area to go to Gudauri, we had trouble sourcing one on the day we were, hard…

Wed 8 August 2018

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Cape Woolamai Mistakes

Following on from my previous article about mistakes, I feel like it's finally time to write about what I feel has been my biggest series of mistakes so far, this happened several years ago. Photos…

Thu 12 April 2018

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Blue Mountains Canyoning 2018

Once again I found myself struggling on the 10 hour drive from Melbourne to the Blue Mountains over the Easter Weekend. In the car with me were 3 other intrepid folks, keen to get into the moist gr…

Tue 9 January 2018

 13 minute read

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Skiing in Japan

Slipping slippy!! I look up from my phone to see we are facing sideways, no time to brace as we collide with the snow after performing a complete turn. Nii-san and I look at each other, and I raise…

Mon 28 August 2017

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Bogong in August

Mitch and I decided to head up to Bogong for the weekend together. Walking up Eskdale on Saturday morning we hit the snow surprisingly early, and after about an hour and a half of walking, reached …

Thu 4 May 2017

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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…

Mon 27 February 2017

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Mountaineering Round 2

A follow 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…

Tue 17 January 2017

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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 s…

Thu 22 December 2016

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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. …

Thu 8 December 2016

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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, unforg…

Mon 5 December 2016

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MUMC and Mountaineering

A bored 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…

Fri 18 November 2016

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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…

Wed 2 November 2016

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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…

Sat 3 September 2016

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Olinda Falls

Olinda Falls is a fantastic spot for an escape from Melbourne via public transport + bike. We jumped off the train at Boronia Railway Station, and rode our bikes up the 1 in 20 (Mountain H…

Sat 13 August 2016

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Skiing the Razorback

This was my first trip skiing along the Razorback to Mt Feathertop, (imho) the best mountain in Victoria! Leaving on the Friday night, we camped out near Smoko. In the morning after packing, was th…

Sun 7 August 2016

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West Ridge of Mt Buller

Why do the best adventures always seem to happen when I break my phone? I was contemplating this while sitting by the round-about in Mansfield outside the pub, waiting for my friends to arrive.…

Mon 21 September 2015

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When Climbers Go Sailing

Fair-weather sailing is underrated. As we nosed our way into the Bass Strait and waves began to wash over the deck, I couldn't help but ponder the truth in the words from our skipper. Sailing in go…

Sun 2 August 2015

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Hotham to Fall's Creek

We predicted much suffering and grim struggle for survival while on the 2 day crossing from Mt Hotham to Fall's Creek. At the end of 40 hours emergency services and family will be notified of our f…

Sat 1 August 2015

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Blue Lake Ice Climbing

TWO DAYS IN A ROW, stuck in the tent while it rains and sleets outside. Everyone’s going stir crazy. I think both Tom and I are running out of patience after our third game of Paddocks today. At le…

Thu 31 July 2014

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Carabiner Damage to Rope

I recently had the misfortune of cutting the sheath midway along a brand new rope whilst taking a catching a lead fall while climbing indoors. How might this happen? Climbing gyms are carefully con…