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Wheres a good shop ?

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    whitey
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    Where is a good shop to buy some caving gear, or are most of you buying online from overseas. Wouldnt mind getting a trog suit but cant seem to find one in Aus.

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    Peter Freeman
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    In Melbourne, the main shops where you can obtain caving/climbing gear are –

    Bogong
    The Wilderness Shop
    Anaconda

    There are also mail-order outlets, Australian and overseas. Aspiring in NZ is good for suits and packs. Google will find them all.

    In terms of which brand/model, I suggest –

    Petzl SuperAvanti harness
    Petzl Ascension hand ascender
    Petzl Croll chest ascender
    SRTE Stop Descender (Petzl Stop is alternative)
    Aspiring Trog Suit (but actually cotton overalls, from Rivers Clearance Shop or elsewhere, are adequate in Victoria)
    Aspiring cave pack
    Roca Espeleo 9mm rope
    Any CE-marked screw-gate aluminium karabiners

    Also, I suggest you buy (or borrow and read) the book Alpine Caving Techniques.

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