Adventure in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia

Mar 23 2010 Written by:Pedro O'Connor

Sydneysiders and visitors alike need to do this at least once! As a first-timer, abseiling into the grand chasm of the Blue Mountains recently put my logic and trust to the test, yet I soon found myself comfortably descending 30 m over an exposed escarpment edge feeling the adrenalin and freedom only such a vast outlook can provide when your rappel starts 415 m above the valley floor!

I couldn’t resist but to spin upside down and take in a truly unique view of the expansive, carpet of eucalypts! At that point, it was amazing to think that only minutes prior I had been nervous descending a wall half that size. The team was excellent and it was clear that safety was paramount.

The day continued with a trek through the canyon system’s ancient rainforest and river beds, jumping 10 m (backwards) into waterpools and finished up abseiling down the impressive Empress Falls (30 m) for a final challenge.

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