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South Coast and Tablelands, Regional Caving weekend at Wee Jasper - 4th & 5th July 2015

 

36 Venturers, Rovers and leaders from as far north as Wollongong, far south as Cobargo, and as far west as Orange, converged on the picturesque town of Wee Jasper for 2 days of Caving. Temperatures ranged from a chilly -2 at night to a high of 9 degrees during the day.

 

The weekend was run by the SC&T Rovers and Leaders, all of whom had the necessary Caving, Abseiling, First Aid, and Remote Rescue qualifications required to lead these activities. Many of them could be classed as experienced "Adrenaline Junkies", who like to climb mountains, and squeeze through tiny mouse sized cracks in caves well below ground just for fun. Just the right sort of people you need to run these activities.

 

For many of the Venturers who attended it was their first time abseiling and caving. The Rovers and Leaders, showed great patience, compassion and understanding of the fears faced in these situations.  As such they did everything to ensure that those fears were allayed, and the new participants were delicately helped to get through the experience, resulting in a great sense of accomplishment on both sides.

 

Dip Series of Caves

The Dip series of caves was were the beginners started, with a  walk in through a cave known as the "Rubbish Tip". There were also a number of vertical holes (Daylight and Gong), from which to abseil into this cave series.

Signature Cave

The Signature Cave is an easy walk in and perfect for those new to Caving with a few levels and many passages and holes to crawl through and explore.

Misc Photos

The trip to Wee Jasper, Life around the campsite at Fitzpatrick Head, and Investiture.

Abseiling into a cave

Squeezing in between rocks

Squeezing in between rocks

Abseiling into Daylight chamber

Caving Videos

Video of Abseiling into the Gong

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