Geronimooooooooo

17/12/2022

Kylie, Aimee, Ethan Stirlo and me

It’s been a hot minute so the inevitable call goes out.

Any one want to go canyoning?

Me. said they.

And so it went

A quick meeting of good friends. A hello to the tour groups and then we make our way in to cross the ‘Gambe and bash our way up the other side

Cool for cats
The Wild Flowers are stunning this time of year. We almost had to swim throu fields of Flannel Flowers

And as Paul Kelly once sang, Before too Long…… Um, we found ourselves gearing up and plunging in to Geronimo

Ethan
Some of us brought full wetsuits and were smiling at the pool below
Some of us went a bit lighter
Aimee and Ethan and selfies in a stunning part of the world
Geronimo has such a pretty start
It has some lovely bits of canyon
Clear and cold

Ok I may have pulled out my shark skin jacket here
Kylie had lead the way and was waiting in the cold for the rest of us.
Did I mention pretty ?
And the Canyon opens out just before it rejoins the ‘Gambe
The water is warmer here but not by much
To me this section and the bit just upstream of the Geronimo junction are the most stunning bits on the Upper upper Wollengambe

And soon we are back to the spot where we crossed the river earlier. A quick bit to eat and the guys decide to scramble back up for a quick run thou HorseShoe canyon

Guns out
Hey Flynny. Says Stirlo, This is the first time I’ve ever set and anchor on my own. Now get on rope…
Ah the old dam the flow with your bag until he’s half way down the abseil trick. Leo would be proud.
Horseshoe canyon is pretty much all about this chamber

The wall is slippery as snot
As Ice T once rapped: Colors Colors… Being a Seppo he was all out of Us

And then, about an hour and a bit later we are back at the ‘Gambe

Another great day with truly special people

You need to practice your flow state by getting into some dangerous positions: Andy Anderson

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