Abseiling for Beginners
Mt Barney Queensland - Sat 29th February 2020

Max Participants:
10
Location:
Mt Barney Queensland
Date:
Sat 29th February 2020
Start Time:
6:45am
End Time:
10:00am
Duration:
Full Day
Non-Member Cost:
$75.00 per person
Member Cost:
$65.00 per person
Tagged:
abseiling
Learn to abseil on the scenic slopes of nearby mountains located behind Mt Barney Lodge.

Not only will you be excited and challenged by learning the process of knot tying, belaying and abseiling, but you will be inspired by the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. You can even see the Lodge from your elevated position.This activity includes a led bush walk to and from the abseiling site, and we'll be avoiding the heat of the day by starting fresh and early in the morning while the cliffs are in the shade!

Afterwards, enjoy a dip in the creek waterhole (subject to water levels), have some lunch, cool off with some watermelon and celebrate your achievements together before returning home... OR MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT AND CAMP OUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT WITH OUR AW HOST, CHRIS!  If you decide to camp, you need to contact Mt Barney Lodge Direct to book and pay for your camping spot and BYO everything (tent, food, sleeping gear etc). 

 

Our Adventurous Women ® ™ Host will coordinate a car pool arrangement from the meet point at Beaudesert to Mt Barney.

 

Meet Point/Time:

Beaudesert McDonalds at 6.45am - (toilets, breakfast, coffee if required)

Leave a couple of vehicles at Beaudesert & divi up into other vehicles, leaving Beaudesert at 7.00am for a 50 minute drive through to Mt Barney Lodge.  

 



Gallery

Abseiling at Mt Barney
Adventurous Women Abseiling

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Learning to Abseil

● Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains

Includes

Qualified Abseil Instructor/s

Adventurous Women® Host

Morning Tea (incl tea, coffee & milo)

Cool watermelon to share after abseiling

All climbing equipment

First aid equipment & public liability insurance

Excludes

Transport To / From Mt Barney (carpool arrangements to be made)

Lunch/Snacks (BYO)

What To Bring/Wear

- Water bottle

- Hat, sunscreen

- Wear comfortable closed-in shoes

- Comfortable gear for the activity (ie: leggins, gym gear)

- Swimmers & Towel for swim after

- Lunch & Cool Drink for after

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