I notice a new level of expert guiding has emerged to safely assist even inexperienced or unfit visitors through the maze of banded ironstone gorges.
A group of us turn up to West Oz Active’s base camp, where Geoff and Hwee Carter kit us up with helmet, harness, wetsuit and proper footwear for our guided tour of Weano Gorge. We walk up wide canyons, the walls adorned with native fig trees dangling from small cracks, climb over boulders and scale sideways down a slippery wall using hand holds and a ladder. We are directed to swim through a narrow passage that opens out into spectacular Handrail Pool – and then we do it all again in reverse.
This is an excerpt from The Weekend Australian Magazine published on 15 June 2019. You can read the full article online.
Published June 15, 2019