The Fat Canyoners Club is simply a handful of mates drawn together by two things: a love of nature and a lack of fitness (well, actually only a couple of us fit into the second category).
The Club was born out of our deranged ramblings on a multi-day canyoning trip on the Bungleboori a couple years back, where 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 Club theme song (renditions readily available after a few glasses of wine around the camp fire).
This website started as a central compilation of trip reports and photos from some of our journeys, covering everything from easy day trips to long multi-day efforts, with a mix of bushwalking, canyoning, cycling and caving depending on the season and our interests.
Since then we have developed several other sections that we hope may help other canyoners, bushwalkers, trekkers, and general outdoor enthusiasts. The Bush Guide provides reviews, useful info and technical tips, while the Good Grub Guide brings together the best places to eat on your way home from a big trip when you are canyoning or bushwalking around Sydney.
We do most of our walking with the Sydney University Bushwalkers and regularly run trips suitable for beginners and less experienced walkers. If you want to join us on a walk feel free to become a member of Suboir.
Oh, and we’ll let Homer Simpson have the last word on why 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. Turns out she wanted a man she could cook and clean for and generally look after. Unfortunately T2’s campaign to legalise polygamy following this came to nothing.)