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Updated V2 :- Canyon trip to Glen tui canyon

Updated V2 :- Canyon trip to Glen tui canyon

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Starts at Saturday, 23 February, 2019 - 00:00
Ends at Saturday, 23 February, 2019 - 00:00
Location Glen Tui Lodge, Ashley Gorge Area, Canterbury

UPADTED INFORMATION
With the inbound WX for Saturday and rain plus rise in river levels etc.
We are looking at pulling back into canterbury and shooting into the Glen Tui Canyon for a trip on this day.
 
So revised plan is still meeting at Hornby at 7am and lets " Canyon" so bring approprate gear please. Food and snacks and hot drinks for when you get out.
Dont forget wetsuit.
 
Training Day- Slope raise or vertical practice  Glen Tui Canyon
 
Time: 7am at Hornby police station for police van to head to Glen Tui Canyon
 
 
Headtorch and helmet
Wetsuit if you have
Canyon style gear
 
 
Update from Matt at CHCH Sar team:

An update on this months training.

ACR will be there to do some vertical rope rescue training and a trip through Cave Stream, so please come prepared!

 

February Training - Saturday 23rd February - Cave Stream

Seeing we have had a bit of hot weather lately I thought we would start the year with a nice cooling trip through Cave Stream.

Alpine Cliff Rescue (ACR) will be showing us through the cave, and also demonstrating some of the things they get up to.

If you have not done this trip before, please wear clothing suitable for being in the water, such as thermals, sturdy footwear.

You will need a torch, preferably waterproof, and ensure it is attached to you via a lanyard. A headlamp is also a good idea, and again ensure this is also attached to you.

The water and be fairly fast and deep in places, so if you drop something, it is unlikely you will get it back, unless it is attached to you.

Bring a change of clothes for the trip home.

Please bring a helmet if you have one. 

Bike helmet is ok. Better to hit a helmet against the cave rather than your head. 
 
Headlamp + a spare if you have it. Plus spare batteries. Having your hand free makes the small climbs in the cave easier. 

A BBQ lunch will be provided and I hope we should finish up mid afternoon.

 

This trip is dependant on the water flows, so may get postponed at the last minute, so please check your emails the day before (22nd)

Please let me know if you can attend

 

Location: Castle hill cave stream
 
Notes for the day from Matt at CHCH SAR team:
Cave Stream. We did it about 5-6 years ago and we had someone take us through. I believe they may have been CaveSAR but cannot remember their name.
I had a chat to Paul Beaver and he said you would be his first choice.
So, I am asking if you would be happy to guide us through. It's more to give the group an overview of what a cave rescue may involve, especially the ACR part.
possible slope raise or vertical practice.
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