Multi Pitch Abseiling Weekend
Bluff Knoll Western Australia - Fri 16th November 2018

Max Participants:
14
Location:
Stirling Ranges, Bluff Knoll Western Australia
Date:
Fri 16th November 2018
Duration:
2 Days
Non-Member Cost:
$650.00 per person
Member Cost:
$595.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$295.00
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Join our Adventurous Women Host Sue O'Connor on this very adventurous & rewarding weekend away!  Try your hand at multi-pitch abseiling on the third highest and one of the most spectacular peaks in Western Australia - Bluff Knoll, located in the Stirling Range National Park!


We will be staying at theStirling Range Retreat, along with our Outdoor Technical Consultants and ask that you make your own way down to the retreat on Friday. (5 hours drive). We are happy to assist with car pooling arrangements for participants and to help out with booking of shared accommodation, as most ladies who book on our activities & events are unknown to one another.  If you have a group of friends, someone you specifically wish to share with or prefer to book your own accommodation, that's perfectly fine - just let us know so we can coordinate.  

 

Stirling Range retreat have a limited amount of cabins, chalets & motel style units - great for group sharing & they're self contained which makes it an easy option, however they also have plenty of un-powered & powered campsites.  


The Program for the Weekend:

 

Friday Afternoon-

Arrive in your own time and check into your accommodation.
Sue O'Connor (AW Host for the Weekend) will meet with those who have already arrived at 6pm in the Outdoor Communal Kitchen Area for intro's and to enjoy a "Sundowner" together.
Any arrivals after 6pm either join with the group over at the Outdoor Communal Kitchen Area or check into your accommodation & relax.

 

Saturday Morning - 

Briefing will be held by our Outdoor Technical Consultants on how the weekend will run.
We then follow in convoy to Castle Rock, where we undergo abseil training in preparation for the big one tomorrow.  We need to learn how to use brake prussiks as there is no bottom braking or top rope belays used in multi-pitch environments.
At the conclusion of the day, we head back to Stirling Range Retreat for a briefing on tomorrow's activity, relax and enjoy social time together

 

Sunday Morning -

A very early morning start today as we head off to Bluff Knoll (around 5.00am)
Conduct all checks, safety briefing and proceed to walk up the top of Bluff (2 hours).
We have 5 hours of abseiling today, then 2 hours to get back down off Bluff (with the bottom of the abseils you have to get back to the top of Bluff to walk off Bluff)
Aiming to finish around 2pm to allow for those who wish to drive back to Perth, however it's a long day and you may prefer to stay an additional night at the retreat.

 


Gallery

So much fun!
Equipment Check
Alright who's first?
I think I'll go first!
Abseiling off Bluff
Walking up Bluff Knoll
Tandem
Castle Rock
Abseiling off Bluff
We did it!
Time to Celebrate
Supporting & Empowering Women

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Learning a New Skill

● Abseiling off the top of Bluff Knoll - Third Highest Peak in WA

● The majestic Stirling Ranges

● Challenging yourself, feeling empowered & supported.

Includes

Adventurous Women Host

Friday Night Sundowner - Champagne/Soft Drink & Nibbles

Assistance in arranging shared accommodation & car pooling within the group of participants

Professional Services of Otech Consultants - Our Outdoor Technical Consultants

Pre-program meetings/communication (where required)

Technical Team Members appropriate to group size

Complete activity management throughout the program

Activity specific equipment

Emergency Response Vehicle

$20 Million Public Liability

DPAW - Commercial Operators Licence

DPAW - Site Access Fees

Excludes

Own Snacks/Food over the weekend

Transport to/from locations

Accommodation / Camping Fees

What To Bring/Wear

- A list of what to bring will be provided a couple of months prior to departure

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IMPORTANT TO NOTE PRIOR TO BOOKING -

This activity is graded as "HARD" and it is advised that you have prior knowledge of abseiling (even if you've only done it once but feel comfortable with it) and good fitness in regards to walking!  If you have any questions at all, please ask us!

 


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