Trip: Chillagoe Caves Expedition - 2006
Posted at: 2006-08-05 @ 14:30:23
Not knowing the caves, we were not totally sure what equipment was required.
We took a lot of SRT, rope, rigging and laddering gear, however very little of it was used.
I took 2 ropes (30m & 20+m), 3 tape slings (5 metres each), 1 harness, 2 ascenders, 1 descender, 1 pulley, 1 cowstail, 15 karabiners and a few rope slings.
My normal helmet mounted 1watt luxeon LED light, with multiple sets of spare rechargeable batteries.
Petzl Zoom with 2 4.5volt flat battery.
Mini maglite plus matches.
Helmet, cave pack, couple of zip lock bags, lunch box (stop lunch getting squashed), 1lt water bottle, box to store spare batteries - knife - garbage bag, couple of old pairs of sox, 2 pairs of old shorts and shirts and two pairs of overalls and an old set of boots.
Because the caves at Chillagoe are very sharp on the outside I should have also included a set of gloves.