Trip Reports

Opening Camp 2016 – Club Morgan

Opening Camp 2016 was a great start to the year for the AUMC! The trip was very well attended with about 31 people escaping the Clipsal 500 and the heat in Adelaide for swimming, late night kayaking, and camp-firing. We also did some Eskimo roll training and a trip to Morgan to resupply and visit […]

Kayaking at Onkaparinga Estuary

27 February 2016 It was a wonderful day for kayaking, and everyone was quite excited. As soon as we drove to the site and saw the water, I couldn’t help but go down to have to look around. I immediately spotted a crab under a rock and caught it. I seem pretty good at this […]

South West Tasmania – September 2015

Arland, Jens, Joel and Myles set off to Tasmania to attempt the Western Arthurs Traverse, allegedly Australia’s most difficult bushwalk, at the end of September 2015. Here’s Joel’s trip diary. Day 1           Pleasant morning in Hobart – breakfast from Woolies. Looking around outdoor shops for maps (found) and gel metho (could not find). […]

Climbing at the Start of Spring

With the weather finally improving after a long and cold winter, a big group of AUMCers set off to Far Crag at Morialta. We set up ropes on Resurrection, Sheoak Corner, Asgard, and a few others and enjoyed the morning sunshine. A huge thanks to everyone who helped out with transport, setting up and packing […]

Copycat cuttlefish trip

Reminder to members that they don’t have to wait for Committee members to organise events.   Melinda Krebsz emailed me: I heard about the cuttlefish snorkel when I saw the post on the website of Adelaide University Mountain Club. Unfortunately I missed the official snorkel trip in May. One of the club members provided all […]

Cuttlefish snorkeling – Point Lowly

I heard about the cuttlefish when I was in Port Augusta for some Dinghy Instructor training.  Admittedly I didn’t have all the facts when I posted a trip, but it seemed fairly feasible, very popular, and had some additional side trips.  Thanks must go to the Whyalla Tourist Information for information, the Adelaide Uni SCUBA Club (AUSC) […]

Shipwrecks and Dolphins paddle

Weather forecast for Sunday 7 June 2015 was good so I posted  and ‘event’ with a number of options.  The most popular was kayaking through the shipwrecks with (fingers crossed)  some dolphins.  We met at West Beach at 9am, checked and loaded a collection of sea and estuary kayaks on the ‘Big Red Trailer’ and […]

Torrens Linear Park bikeride

Weather forecast looked good for longweekend so I posted a general ‘event’ with various options.  I got a number of takers (registered though the AUMC registration system) and negotiated a bikeride from the North Terrace bikeshed to the beach and back.  To be honest, it was an opportunity to check out the state of the […]

AUMC Boardsurfing

In the week before Saturday 6June15 Swellnet ( provided a forecast for the SA ‘Mid’ Coast of about 2 foot swell and Bureau of Met forecast clear skies and 19C, lovely winter weather.  Sorry about the old numbers, that’s still the way it is.  2 foot swell means about 3 foot (1 metre in the […]

Basic Kayak skills

It might look like a waste land in the background, but is really just a heap of sea weed at Adelaide Shores, where aspiring AUMC kayakers are trying out their  paddling technique on land, before launching. Twelve people attended, and we had a great day learning how to paddle effectively and with style (even sideways). Everyone capsized and […]