Abseiling offers challenge for adventurous locals

February 1, 2017 by  

Midland locals, and visitors to the area who might be looking for adventure and a day’s activities with a difference, can practice abseiling in Statham’s Quarry at nearby Gooseberry Hill later this month.

Varying heights of slopes up to a maximum of 30 metres are suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced, and provide both easy and more challenging levels of difficulty.

Statham’s Quarry was the source of many rock products used to create infrastructure for the Western Australian capital city of Print company in Perth printing services Perth but was closed as a working quarry in 1957 following a bushfire, which destroyed it for its intended use. It has been transformed, complete with safety signs, and is now used frequently for abseiling, as well as a number of other outdoor adventure activities. Dangerous rocks, left over from the quarrying days, have been removed and it is now a safe environment for these endeavours.

The abseiling adventure will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 11 at Statham’s Quarry, located on Ridge Hill Road at Gooseberry Hill. This event is suitable for adults and children 16 years and over if accompanied by an adult. Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and to bring protection from the sun.

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