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Invite to Sydney event for outdoor enthusiasts 13-Feb-2014 At 9:27:31 AM FatCanyoner
G'day folks,

Adventure Time is back on this month, with the next event on Thursday the 20th of February at the Hutch.

This month, we’ll have talks by:

DAVE NOBLE - Exploratory Canyoning in the Northern Blue Mountains

If you've been canyoning in the Blue Mountains you've heard of him, and the chances are you've been through one of his discoveries. A local legend, Dave Noble has been canyoning in the Blue Mountains since 1973. For many of those years he has been seeking out new canyons in the Northern Blue Mountains Wilderness.

Dave will talk about how he started canyoning, what got him into exploratory canyoning and how to look for canyons. He will discus techniques and ethical issues.


For those who have climbed every cliff, explored every canyon, abseiled and caved and bushwalked all the sights of Sydney and beyond, what frontier remains? Possibly kayaking holds the secret. There are so many different versions, just one of which may appeal. Some of the activities encompassed by canoeing are canoe touring and camping, flatwater racing, whitewater and rapid rivers, seakayaking and even canoe polo. Richard’s talk will present some of the options, with photos from some of his trips, and also provide some links for those wanting to give any aspect a try.

If a paddle is possible, Richard may have tried it. He was introduced to kayaking through Scouts, and has been involved for 30 plus years. He has paddled in pools in Sydney for canoe polo. He has paddled many of NSW’s creeks and rivers, long distance and whitewater. He paddled a concrete canoe in Stockholm Sweden. Whitewater trips have taken him to New Zealand, Chile and Nepal. A brief trip to Antarctica has been on his canoe schedule. His toy garage is stuffed with more than 20 different kayaks. In his Mirage sea kayak he has paddled the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, across Bass Strait and around Tasmania.


Bonus features:
As usual, we will also have a slack line (provided by and, alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and cider (by donation). You may also BYO.

The Hutch is located at 12 Hutchinson St, St Peters

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Feel free to invite other like minded people!

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