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Offline DannyW

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Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:56:19 am »
Some short footage cut from hours of footage from the trip taken on my gopro, I have sped up the abseils to shorten the clip, you can make fun on me using the hyper bar on the Harwoods descent but being my largest abseil and being first down I thought it would be safer and turns out it was worth it as the rope was knotted up (I was afraid of burning though the rope if I needed to stop on a faster descent, video here: (turn the sound up))


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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 11:21:49 am »
Fantastic - that was well worth watching!
Cheers - Duncan

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 11:49:37 am »
Lots of variety - Pitches, Pretties, Water - and......seals!

Am sure I've been on that beach too, thanks for posting  :thumbsup:

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 12:12:50 pm »
Fantastic footage.  WASG - Western Australia Spelo Group?

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 12:17:38 pm »
Fantastic footage.  WASG - Western Australia Spelo Group?

That is the one !

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 02:29:38 pm »
Some short footage cut from hours of footage from the trip taken on my gopro, I have sped up the abseils to shorten the clip, you can make fun on me using the hyper bar on the Harwoods descent but being my largest abseil and being first down I thought it would be safer and turns out it was worth it as the rope was knotted up (I was afraid of burning though the rope if I needed to stop on a faster descent, ...

Did you hear about the rescue when somebody did burn entirely through the sheath?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-507227/Young-caver-moments-death-clinging-ledge-7-hours-350-foot-chasm.html



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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 02:34:53 pm »
Some short footage cut from hours of footage from the trip taken on my gopro, I have sped up the abseils to shorten the clip, you can make fun on me using the hyper bar on the Harwoods descent but being my largest abseil and being first down I thought it would be safer and turns out it was worth it as the rope was knotted up (I was afraid of burning though the rope if I needed to stop on a faster descent, ...

Did you hear about the rescue when somebody did burn entirely through the sheath?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-507227/Young-caver-moments-death-clinging-ledge-7-hours-350-foot-chasm.html

yes, it is well know and some of our local contacts were involved in their rescue. Climbing ropes and figure 8s apparently and no way to ascend, asking for trouble. You cannot see over the edge so there was no knowing if the rope was knotted or not, turns out it was, worked out ok, I wasn't looking forward to climbing back up

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 03:48:47 pm »
Would have liked a Harwood's trip. I am told it is excellent. I might be out in WA again in a year or so;s time.

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 03:57:51 pm »
Harwoods is excellent, hard walk back out but worth it. We have a conference in Exmouth in June, caves there are some of our deeper caves but are warm even in winter, shorts and t-shirt, no trog suit

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 10:55:34 am »
I was originally going to the Exmouth bash as we have friends out in Fremantle and one of them is a keen diver. However NZ got in the way of our plans so perhaps 2016?

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 06:12:05 pm »
Hi Danny,
Just in case you hadn't caught this :)
http://cavingnews.com/20150210-watch-australian-cavers-visit-new-zealand
Duncan

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Re: Some of the footage from a recent trip to NZ
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2015, 01:52:31 am »
oh awesome, would like to upload all of the footage but its a couple of hours worth so its going to be bluray and dvd only but next time I head back there I will be focusing more on photography and filming the trip instead just a gopro on my head as I missed a lot of great stuff