The Fat Canyoners is simply a handful of friends drawn together by two things: a love of nature and a lack of fitness (well, actually only a couple of us fall into the second category).
Born out of the deranged ramblings of a multi-day canyoning trip on the Bungleboori about a decade back, the heat and fatigue led us to not only curse the effects of age, office work and family on our physiques, but also develop an impromptu Fat Canyoners theme song (drunken renditions occasionally available around a camp fire).
This website started as a place to post trip reports and photos from some of our journeys, covering everything from easy day trips to long multi-day efforts, with a mix of canyoning, bushwalking, and other outdoor pursuits depending on the season.
Since then we have also developed several other sections that we hope are helpful for other canyoners and bushwalkers, in particular gear reviews and technical tips.
We do most of our walking with the Sydney University Bushwalkers, so if you want to join us on an adventure that’s your best bet.
And despite the joking origins of the Fat Canyoners — and the regular instances of nudity (or perhaps because) — we’re now so culturally significant that the National Library of Australia regularly archives the site for posterity (or for the posteriors).
Finally, we’ll let Homer Simpson have the last word on why it is we do what we do (which is only fitting as T2 once had a woman tell him he was her perfect man because he reminded her of Homer).
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