Chalkies annual Melbourne Cup long weekend caving activity.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 3 Nov 2013 until 5 Nov 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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WHEN – Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th November 2013.

WHERE – Mt Buffalo National Park.

WHO – SRT competent cavers.

PROGRAM – Three days of caving & abseiling commencing on Sunday afternoon/evening and finishing midday Tuesday.  Dave and/or James Chitty will be our experienced guides.

Sunday afternoon/evening – Exploration of Armageddon Cave, a vertical granite infill/slot cave requiring multiple abseiling and ascending.

Monday-  A descent of the north wall of the gorge requiring a 160m single rope abseil.  This is followed by a further three double rope pulldown abseils of 55, 50 & 35 meters Then the 400m climb-out involving a couple of short exposed technical moves.  Estimated duration 8~10 hours dependent on participant numbers.

Tuesday  morning – Exploration of the Underground River. A granite infill cave requiring full body immersion to traverse.  No wetsuits required, only thermals to enhance the experience.

ACCOMMODATION – Tent based camping at a local caravan park off the mountain.

 

Contact

Trip Leader – chalkythomas@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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