Summer finally arrived in late December – a hot forecast, instead of November’s incessant rain and cool temperatures. Thanks to Kylie’s instigation of “Summer Slaydies”, five women met up for the first time and did a very enjoyable run through Yileen. It was a pleasure to spend the day with this group and share our love of canyoning.
Expansive views on the way in
The crew (clockwise): Me, Laura, Monika, Jannice, Lorien. (The best photo of a blurry bunch!)
Small scramble into the depths
Jannice on the first abseil
Laura on the first abseil
Loz abseiling, while everyone else looks on
Beautiful section of canyon
Loz in another corridor
Canyoning is such hard work!
Monika at the bottom of the second abseil
Laura on the final drop
The party following us abseiling the wet line
We were so efficient that we were back at the Pierces Pass Lower Carpark for lunch.
I met up with Tom afterwards and we did a run through Dargans Creek Canyon.
An awkward downclimb with the volume of water obscuring views of the holds
Downclimb in the canyon
Classic canyon formation
Tom trying out a new camera carry method
Apparently the method is a winner
The first part of the exit
Trademark Dargans – the spiked tree exit route