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 |Wait a While|Tony Holgate| 4| |Wait a While|Tony Holgate| 4|
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 In fact we met Ian and Glad at Wallace Craigie Lookout, just finishing their lunch. Our tribe of 20 eventually arrived at Jacobs, and around 2 pm we splashed across and strolled along the old fire-trail beside the Snowy River. Emus had fed on the abundant rose-hips, leaving interesting droppings; like mini cow-pats studded with seeds. In fact we met Ian and Glad at Wallace Craigie Lookout, just finishing their lunch. Our tribe of 20 eventually arrived at Jacobs, and around 2 pm we splashed across and strolled along the old fire-trail beside the Snowy River. Emus had fed on the abundant rose-hips, leaving interesting droppings; like mini cow-pats studded with seeds.
  
-Passing Several vast campsites, Ian finally halted at one large enough to accomodate a small suburb. Everyone scattered far and wide - great for privacy, but not for communication.+Passing Several vast campsites, Ian finally halted at one large enough to accommodate a small suburb. Everyone scattered far and wide - great for privacy, but not for communication.
  
 ===Saturday, April 10=== ===Saturday, April 10===
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 Having secured our pieces of real estate, we congregated around the fire to eat and sing. Later, when the stars burned bright and the fire burned low, Ian told us of his exploratory visit here with his son Tim. About 2am, they were asleep under their fly, when they heard a piercing scream. Startled, they sat up and heard another scream, this time from the opposite side of the clearing. Having secured our pieces of real estate, we congregated around the fire to eat and sing. Later, when the stars burned bright and the fire burned low, Ian told us of his exploratory visit here with his son Tim. About 2am, they were asleep under their fly, when they heard a piercing scream. Startled, they sat up and heard another scream, this time from the opposite side of the clearing.
  
-What was it - the ghost of some despairing settler, going mad with lonliness? They never did find out, but at first light they departed with all speed. Later that night, we too heard a couple of faint screams, but they seemed to come from the direction of Bill's tent. Bad dreams?.... We didn't ask.+What was it - the ghost of some despairing settler, going mad with loneliness? They never did find out, but at first light they departed with all speed. Later that night, we too heard a couple of faint screams, but they seemed to come from the direction of Bill's tent. Bad dreams?.... We didn't ask.
  
 ===Sunday 11 April=== ===Sunday 11 April===
  
-The Easter Bunny did several rounds, dropping assorted eggs in the frosty morning. Fortified with chocolate, we began again the up, up, up, to Big Byadbo Mountain. Mauri gave Maureen navigation lessons along the way, and somehow they reached the trig before us. Morning tea and more up - until the road. Then another repeat of down, down, down, turning off near the bottom to follow the horse tracks along Sheep Station Creek. We did find the remains of some wooden construction - was that the sheep station? More importantly, we found water in the creek, beside our campsite.+The Easter Bunny did several rounds, dropping assorted eggs in the frosty morning. Fortified with chocolate, we began again the up, up, up, to Big Byadbo Mountain. Maurie gave Maureen navigation lessons along the way, and somehow they reached the trig before us. Morning tea and more up - until the road. Then another repeat of down, down, down, turning off near the bottom to follow the horse tracks along Sheep Station Creek. We did find the remains of some wooden construction - was that the sheep station? More importantly, we found water in the creek, beside our campsite.
  
-A couple of deepish pools were too good to resist, so there was much scrubbing in the creekbed. Suitably washed and dressed for dinner, we organized the Happy Hour. Enough rum-and lemon, cheese, oysters, dips, chocolate and other delectables to make dehydes seem definately second-rate. Why can't all bushwalking be like this?+A couple of deepish pools were too good to resist, so there was much scrubbing in the creekbed. Suitably washed and dressed for dinner, we organized the Happy Hour. Enough rum-and lemon, cheese, oysters, dips, chocolate and other delectables to make dehydes seem definitely second-rate. Why can't all bushwalking be like this?
  
 ===Monday 12 April=== ===Monday 12 April===
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 has rare beauty,\\ has rare beauty,\\
 while these vines\\ while these vines\\
-have uncommanly deceitful ability.+have uncommonly deceitful ability.
  
 In the sky, galahs\\ In the sky, galahs\\
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   * Travel with a Spanish speaking guide.   * Travel with a Spanish speaking guide.
-  * Spend a few days on Easter Thland.+  * Spend a few days on Easter Island.
   * Climb an active volcano.   * Climb an active volcano.
   * Cruise through the Chilean fiords.   * Cruise through the Chilean fiords.
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 Have moved to Ballina on the far north coast of NSW and would be delighted to have any of their SBW friends drop in when passing through. Could arrange a walk with the Northern Rivers Bush walking Club based at Lismore. There is good walking in the surrounding hills. Have moved to Ballina on the far north coast of NSW and would be delighted to have any of their SBW friends drop in when passing through. Could arrange a walk with the Northern Rivers Bush walking Club based at Lismore. There is good walking in the surrounding hills.
  
-The new address is Cedar Crescent, East Balllina, 2478.+The new address is Cedar Crescent, East Ballina, 2478.
  
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 The copter landed in a nearby clearing and we spent a fascinating hour and half talking with the pilot and crewmen about such matters as: The copter landed in a nearby clearing and we spent a fascinating hour and half talking with the pilot and crewmen about such matters as:
  
-  * the best wey to be seen from the air, in daylight, a marine smoke flare, at night, a marine magnesium flare, both are quite cheap and extremely effective, if these are not available, brightly coloured (red or yellow) regular shaped cloth (pack covers, sleeping bag covers, etc).+  * the best way to be seen from the air, in daylight, a marine smoke flare, at night, a marine magnesium flare, both are quite cheap and extremely effective, if these are not available, brightly coloured (red or yellow) regular shaped cloth (pack covers, sleeping bag covers, etc).
   * how to approach a copter which has landed and has its rotors in motion, from the front and uphill, so that you can be seen and so you do not go any where near the tail rotor, which is far more dangerous than the main overhead rotor; speaking personally, as either rotor can chop you into small messy pieces inside a second, I don't want to find out the hard way.   * how to approach a copter which has landed and has its rotors in motion, from the front and uphill, so that you can be seen and so you do not go any where near the tail rotor, which is far more dangerous than the main overhead rotor; speaking personally, as either rotor can chop you into small messy pieces inside a second, I don't want to find out the hard way.
-  * what is involved in being winched into or out of a copter, two of the walkers attending the sessions were volunteers and were winched into the copter which hovered about 10 meters above the ground, the most importent thing is not to spin, keep your arms extended and horizontal to the ground to prevent a spin.+  * what is involved in being winched into or out of a copter, two of the walkers attending the sessions were volunteers and were winched into the copter which hovered about 10 meters above the ground, the most important thing is not to spin, keep your arms extended and horizontal to the ground to prevent a spin.
   * how to make the pilot's job easier in the event that they are called out in a search situation, simply make sure you leave behind with a trustworthy contact as detailed an intended itinerary as possible, including the proposed starting and finishing points and times, car registration numbers, walk routes, camp sites etc; often an aerial search is made very difficult because nobody has a good knowledge of where the walkers were intending to start from, walk to, finish etc.   * how to make the pilot's job easier in the event that they are called out in a search situation, simply make sure you leave behind with a trustworthy contact as detailed an intended itinerary as possible, including the proposed starting and finishing points and times, car registration numbers, walk routes, camp sites etc; often an aerial search is made very difficult because nobody has a good knowledge of where the walkers were intending to start from, walk to, finish etc.
      
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 +=====The May General Meeting.=====
  
-THE MAY GENERAL MEETING 
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
-.There were around 15 members present when the President called the meetingto order at around 2015. Apologies were received from Denise Shaw, Margaret Sheens and Fran Holland. New members Alexander (Sasha) Lituak and Gerhard Ruhl were welcomed into membership in the usual 'way. + 
-The Minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received with no matters arisingCorrespondence was Comprised of letters from:- +There were around 15 members present when the President called the meeting to order at around 2015. Apologies were received from Denise Shaw, Margaret Sheens and Fran Holland. New members Alexander (Sasha) Lituak and Gerhard Ruhl were welcomed into membership in the usual way. 
-The Total Environffient Centre regarding a conference they plan to hold, + 
-an academic from Melbourne University who is seeking indormation on tourist use of the Victorian Alpine Park areas, the South East Forest Alliance regarding theenvironmental challenge of trying to protect the remaining remnants of our old growth forests, the Confederation regarding the possible usesof free publicity ,to promote awareness of the search and rescue activities, the Solicitoracting on behalf of our insurer in the matter of the damagesclaim by Frances Drew advising that the matter has now been deferred for hearing to ,February 1994. There was also light relief in the +The Minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received with no matters arisingCorrespondence was Comprised of letters from:- The Total Environment Centre regarding a conference they plan to hold, an academic from Melbourne University who is seeking information on tourist use of the Victorian Alpine Park areas, the South East Forest Alliance regarding the environmental challenge of trying to protect the remaining remnants of our old growth forests, the Confederation regarding the possible uses of free publicity to promote awareness of the search and rescue activities, the Solicitor acting on behalf of our insurer in the matter of the damages claim by Frances Drew advising that the matter has now been deferred for hearing to February 1994. There was also light relief in the form of promotional material from an organisation who offer a "mobile motel" serviceCome to think of it, next time a party is stranded on the wrong side of the Kowmung during a flood, why don't we give them a call? 
-form of promotional material from an organisation who offer a "mobile motel" + 
-serviceCome to think of it, next time a Party is stranded on the wrong side of the kowmung during a flood, why don't we give them a call? +The Treasurer advised the meeting that we earned income of $3,789, spent $862 and closed with a balance of $4,368. 
-The Treasurer advised the meeting that we earned income of $3,789,spent $862 and closed with a balance of $4,368. + 
-The Walks Report was next, wtih David Rostron leading a party of 12 on his stroll in the Wollongambe Wilderness over the weekendof 16,17,18 April. Saturday conditions were cloudy with misty rain and David experienced some navigational*blipsP he called them. Sunday delivered _better conditons and +The Walks Report was next, with David Rostron leading a party of 12 on his stroll in the Wollongambe Wilderness over the weekend of 16,17,18 April. Saturday conditions were cloudy with misty rain and David experienced some navigational "blips" he called them. Sunday delivered better conditions and they all came out on timeBelinda McKenzie's Bundeena to Otford walk did not go and of the day walks - Zol Bodlay reported 17 on his Faulconbridge to Yarramundi walk in fine conditions, Morag's Faulcoribridge to Blaxland walk had a perfectly good report somewhere in the Walks Secretary's filing system, and Alan Mewett had 27 enjoying sunny conditions on his Wondabyne to Wondabyne via Patonga trip. 
-they all carne out on time Belinda McKenzie's Bundeena to Otford walk did + 
-not go and of the day walks - Zol Bodlay reported 17 on his Faulconbridge to Yarramundi walk in fine conditions, Morag's Faulcoribridge to Blaxland walk had a perfectly good report somewhere in the Walks Secretary's filing system, and Alan Mewett had 27 enjoying sunny conditions on his Wondabyne to +The Anzac weekend saw Oliver Crawford cribbing an extra day to make up a weekend from 22 to 26 April for a traverse of the Wollongambe area. There was a prevailing belief that the walk went, but there was no report. The eight cyclists who went on Maurie Bloom's Canberra cycling trip from 23 to 26 April had a good trip and a good time, Kenn Clacher's 3-day walk in the Ettrema (Yalwal) area went, under the leadership of Carol Lubbers. The Saturday was hot and scrubby but otherwise all was well for the 8 who attended. Curiously enough they reported numerous wild dogs (not dingoes) in the area. Mark Weatherly had a Saturday day walk in the proposed Maroota National Park with 11 starters and reports of a good trip. Errol Sheedy led a party of 16 from Waterfall to Heathcote on the Sunday in cool, cloudy conditions. There was also some muttering about scrub along the way. 
-Wondabyne via Patonga trip. + 
-The ,Anzac weekend saw Oliver (rawfard cribbing an extra day to make up a weekend froa22 to 26 April for 'a traverse of the Wollongambe area. There was aprevailing belief that the walk went, but there was no report. The +Greta James reported a beautiful trip for the 10 starters who went on her Red Rocks walk over 31 April, 1, 2 May. There were some water problems but such is the way of that area. Ray Hookway's Batsch Camp to Yerranderie and return trip, led by Ray Hookway and a party of 5, saw exaggerated and almost certainly unfounded concerns about the state of Ray's health (careful of the Coco-pops, Ray) lead to a bypassing of the climb to Yerranderie despite the good weather. (No! No! Not the punitive damages, anything but that! Well, almost anything.) The only day walk that weekend, Alex Cimbleris's Wentworth Falls to Scenic Railway trip saw the 16 starters led by that, by now, habitual substitute leader, Dick Weston
-eight cyclists who went on Maurie Bloom:s Canberra cycling trip from 23 to + 
-26 April had a good trip and a good time, Kenn Clacher's 3-day walk in the +Wayne Steele's trip to Byangee Walls had 11 starters and a reversed and truncated route. The weather was normal however, with rain and fog. Wayne reported that getting off the end of Byangee Walls in thick fog can be a time-consuming exercise. Ian Debitt's Kanangra walk did not go, with 7 intending starters and a fair degree of confusion. There were no details of Greg Bridge's Megalong day walk, but someone suggested it may have been led by Dick Weston. Similarly there was no report on Wilf Hilder's stage 6 of the great West WalkAll of which brought the Walks Report to an inconclusive conclusion. At last report Maurie Bloom has still not written up his Tassie walk for the magazine. C'mon Maurie, c'mon. 
-Ettrema (Yalwal) area went, under the leadership of Carol Lubbers. The + 
-Saturday was hot and scrubby but otherwise all was well for the 8who attended. Curiously enough they reported numerous wild dogs (not dingoes).in the area. Mark Weatherly had a Saturday day walkin the proposed Maroota National Park +Conservation Report informed us that a bill proposed by the National Party to the NSW Parliament would have had the effect of so restricting wilderness declaration proposals as to virtually eliminate them. It seems the Independents managed to put paid to that oneClover Moore has indicated that she will move an amendment to a National Parks Bill due to be introduced into the NSW Parliament, to include the Gardens of Stone areaA gold mine is proposed for the Sarah (?) River which flows on the boundary of Guy Fawlks National ParkThe ALP is to introduce a bill to attempt to protect the rare and endangered species in the South East Forests area. This area is believed to be home to 30 species in this category. Concerned citizens are urged to write to Fred Nile putting the case for such provisions. 
-with 11 starters and reports of a good trip. Errol Sheedy led a party of + 
-16 from Waterfall to Heathcoe on the Sunday4n cool, cloudy conditions. There was also some muttering about scrub along the way. +Confederation Report brought advice that the National Parks Association have now decided to join Confederation. A group of 6 4WDs have been sighted at the junction of the Wolgan River and Rocky Creek. Concerns continue about proposals to raise the level of Warragamba dam. There appears to be a body of opinion within Federation in favour of holding talks with the Sporting Shooters Association in order to determine whether there exists a common interest between the two organisations. 
-Greta James reported a beautiful trip for the 10 starters who went on her RedRocks walk over 31 Apri1,1,2 May. There were some water problems + 
-but such is the way of that area. Ray HoOkway's Batsch Camp to Yerranderie +General Business was thin on the ground, but there was a proposed Mapping Instructional Aid for review. This is in the form of a self-test procedure which takes learners through a series of exercises. If you wish to contribute contact your local Committee Member. It was eventually resolved that they should consider it over the coming month. Committee will also deliberate on a proposal that we prepare a booklet for distribution to prospective members incorporating the information to new members, first aid, mapping notes and potentially this instructional aid. 
-and return trip, led by Ray Hookway and a party of 5, saw exaggerated and almost certainly unfounded concerns about-the state of Ray's health (careful of the Coco-pops, Ray) lead to a bypassing of the climb to Yerranderie despite + 
-the good weather. (No! No! Not the punitive daMages,anything but that! +Members were also urged to complete and submit one of the National Parks & Wildlife Service questionnaires on camping in the Royal NP. as the deadline for submission has been extended. 
-PAGE 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER JUNE 1993 + 
-+After the announcements the meeting closed at 2125. 
-+ 
-Well, almost anything.) The only day walk that weekend, Alex Cimbleris's +---- 
-Wentworth Falls to Scenic Railway trip saw the 16 starters led by that, by + 
-now, habitual substitute leader,Dick,Weston +=====Our Year In Colorado.===== 
-Wayne Steele's trip to Byangee Walls had 11 starters and a reversed and truncated route. The weather was normal however, with rain and fog. Wayne reported that getting off the end of Byangee Walls in thick fog can + 
-be a time-consuming exercise. Ian Debtt's Kanangra walk did not go, with +by Bob Duncan 
-7 intending starters and a fair degree of confusion. There were no details of Greg Bridge's Megalong day walk, but someone suggested it may have been + 
-led by Dick Weston. Similarly there was no report on Wilf Hilder's stage +(When bushwalkers travel overseas either on holiday or for business they often manage to do their favourite thing - bushwalking! In 1981/2 Bob Duncan, a long-time Club member, was stationed in Colorado. The following letter - published in the December 1982 issue of the magazine - gives some interesting information about walking and climbing in the USA. Having re-read it recently, I thought newer Club members would also like to read it. Kath Brown.) 
-6 of the great West WalkAll of which brought the Walks Report to an + 
-inconclusive conclusion. At last report Maurie Bloom has still not +We have had a fantastic year. During the eight months of winter Rosslyn and the children became fanatical skiers, so that except for one very good 4-day walk, little walking was done. But with the coming of summer they became equally fanatical walkers. 
-written.Up his Tassie walk for the magazine. C'mon Maurie, c'mon. + 
-Conservation Report informed us that a bill proposed by the National Party to the NSW Parliament would have had the effect of so restricting +The walking has changed dramatically since I was here 20 years ago. Then one did one's own route-finding and almost never saw a track or anyone else on the trip. Now unbelievable numbers walk so that to save the tundra from trampling the authorities have put in tracks to above the tundra line and impose severe penalties for leaving them. It makes walking much less challenging, but the mountains are still beautiful. The animals which were once so shy now blatantly beg for titbits all along the tracks
-wilderness declaration proposals as to virtually eliminate them. It seems + 
-the Independents managed to put paid to that one Clover Moore has indic- +The most spectacular peak here, which we can see from our bedroom window, is Long's Peak at 14,236 feet, and 10,000 people climb it each year! When read this I couldn't believe it, but I did after we climbed it ourselves and saw the mobs. Such crowds are dangerous because one of the chutes which has to be climbed is very steep and narrow and displaced rocks fly down disconcertingly. Also, passing people going the other way on the ledges is quite an acrobatic feat. Thirty-nine people have been killed in the last ten years, though most of these have been on winter or technical climbs. It is an 18-mile trek (there and back) and 5,000 feet of actual climb (ignoring ups an downs). There is only one non-technical route, and this year this was only open (i.e. snow-free) for about four weeks. It's similar to Mount Anne but bigger and steeper. The altitude makes it a bit more difficult too. We have climbed two higher peaks but Long's is definitely the most exciting - it's easy to see why it is so popular. 
-ated that she will move an amendment to a National Parks Bill due to be introduced into the NSW Parliament, to include the Gardens of Stone area A gold Mine is proposed for the Sarah (?) River which flows on the boundary of Guy #awIks National ParkThe ALP is to introduce a bill to attempt to protect the rare and endangered species in the South East Forests area. This area ,is believed to be home to 30 species in this category. Concerned citizens are urged to write to Fred Nile putting the case for such provisions. + 
-"Confederation Report brought advice that the National Parks Association have now decided to join Confederation. A group of 6 4WDs have been sighted at the"junction of the Wolgan River and Rocky Creek. Concerns continue abdut proposals to raise the level of Warragamba dam. There appears to be a body of opinionwithin Federation in favour of holding talks with the Sporting Shooters Association in order to determine whether there exists a common interest between the two organisations. +:The big problem in climbing here, which you don't get in Australia and New Zealand is lightning. In summer, thunderstorms build up virtually every day by lunchtime and vicious ground strikes bang down on all sides. In the USA 500 people a year are killed by lightning and another 1,500 maimed. It is the next biggest cause of accidental death and injury after road accidents. Furthermore a disproportionate number of these deaths and injuries occur in Colorado, and a disproportionate number of the Coloradan deaths and injuries occur to climbers. 
-General Business was thin on the ground, but there was a proposed Mapping Instructional Aid for review. This is in the form of a self-test procedure which takes learners through a series of exercises. If you wish + 
-to contribute contact your local Committee Member. It was eventually resolved that they should consider it over the coming month. Committee +Everyone is justifiably terrified of lightning and our main concern when we go climbing is always to get to the top before the afternoon storms build up. When we climbed Long's we were late in starting (i.e. 7 am) and had to fight against a tide of people coming down the narrow chutes and along the narrow ledges because a big black cloud had caused a panic mass exodus from the top. Fortunately this cloud came to nothing but after we reached the top another cloud came over and chased us off. As we descended down the rock slabs three distant bangs caused me to fret, but then fortunately there were no more. The cloud produced plenty of sleet but no more lightning
-will also deliberate on a proposal that we prepare a booklet for distribution to prospective members incorporating the information to new members, first aid, mapping notes and potentially this instructional aid. + 
-.:Members were also utgedeto complete and submit one ofthe National: ParkS8, Wildlife' Servite questionnaires oncamping in the Royal NP. aS'ihe deadline for-submission has'been extended. - +---- 
-After the annountements the meeting closed at 2125. + 
-* * * * * * * * * * +=====Hawaiian Volcanoes - Extinct and Active - A Peter Miller Slide Show.===== 
-JUNE 1993 + 
-(When bushwalkers travel overseas eitheron:holiday or for buiness they often manage to do their favourite thing - bushwalkingi' In 1981/2 Bob Duncan, a long-time Club member, was stationed in Colorado. The following letter - published in the December 1982 issue of the magazine - gives some interestinginformation about walking and climbing in the USA. +by Maurice Smith 
-re-read it recently, I thought'newer-Club members would also like to read it KATH BROWN.) + 
-+Members of SBW are a truly amazing group of people, with a love of walking and a strong interest in Mother Nature's amazing and diverse handiwork. The evening of 26 May saw members who were fortunate to be able to attend the club meeting entranced by one aspect of that handiwork with scenes of Hawaiian volcanoes, which Peter Miller showed to us by means of the "magic lantern" slide show. 
-OUR YEAR IN COLoRADO + 
-- by Bob Duncan +A bush walkers paradise they are not, but rather they are great places for astronauts to be trained in travelling over harsh lunar landscapes, with all the comforts of the flesh spots close to hand (figuratively speaking, of course). Peter was fortunate to be a member of a small group who visited many of the volcanoes of Hawaii as part of a geology tour of the islandsPeter explained how the islands in the chain had been formed by the earth's tectonic plates moving extremely slowly over crustal hot spots. 
-We have had a fantastic year. During the eight months of winter Rosslyn and the children became fanatical skiers, -so that except for one _very good 4-day walk, little walking was done. But with the coming of + 
-summer they becathe equally fanatical walkers. +The harsh waterless landscape of craters, cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and so on, were a fascinating insight into how new land is formed and moulded by the climate, the ocean and by man. Among the slides shown were some of the recent eruptions, which Peter was quick to admit were slides purchased in Hawaii, these slides showed the spectacle of volcanic eruptions, giving us a brief glimpse at the processes which formed significant parts of the earth's surface. 
-The walking has changed dramatically since Iwas here 20 years ago. Then one did one's own route-finding and almost never saw a track or anyone else on the trip. NoW unbelievable numbers walk so that to save the tundra from trampling the authorities have put in tracks to above the tundra line +
-and impose severe Penalties for leaving theM. It makes walking much less +
-challenging, but the mountains are still beautiful. The animals which +
-were once "so shy,now blatantly beg for titbits all along the _tracks+
-THE SYDN.EY'BUSRWALKER PAGE 15 +
- ' +
-, +
-The moat spectacular peak here, which we can see from our bedroom window, is Long's Peak at 14,236 feet,-and 10,000 people-climb'it each year! When read this I couldn't believe it, but I didafter we,climbed it ourselves and saw the mobs. Such crowds are dangerous because one Of the chutes which has to be climbed is very steep andnarrow and displacedrocks +
-fly down disconcertingly. Also, passing people going the other way on the +
-ledges is quite an acrobatic feat. Thirty-nine people have been killed in +
-the last ten years, though mOst of these have been on winter or technical +
-climbs. It is an 18-mile trek,(there and back) and 5,000 feet of actual +
-climb (ignoring ups an downs). there is only one non-technical route, and +
-this year this was only open (i e. snow-free) for about four weeks. It's +
-similar to Mount Anne but bigger andsteeper. The altitude makes it a bit +
-more difficult too. We have climbed two higher peaks but Long's is definitely the most exciting - it's easy to see why it is so popular. +
-:The big problem in climbing here, which you don't get in Australia andNew Zealand is lightning. In summer, thunderstorms build up virtually every day by ltnchtime and vicious ground strikes bang down on all sides. In the USA 500 people a year are killed by lightning and another 1,500 +
-maimed. It is the next biggest cause of accidental death and injury after +
-road accidents. Furthermore a disproportionate number of these deaths and +
-injuries occur in Colorado, and a disproportionate number of the Coloradan deaths and injuriesoccur to Climbers+
-Everyone is justifiably terrified of lightning and our main concernwhen we go climbing is always to getto the top before the afternoon storms build up. When we climbed Long's we were late in starting (i e. 7 am) and +
-had to fight against a tide of people comingdown the narrow chutes and along the marrow ledges because a big black cloud had caused a panic mass exodus from the top. ,Fortunately this cloud came to nothing but after we +
-reached 'the top anothercloud came iiier and chased us off. As we descended down the rock slabs 'three distant bangs caused me 'to fret, but then +
-fortunately there were no more. The cloud produced planty of sleet but +
-no more lightning: +
-****ii-***is'7*--** +
-PAGE 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHViALKER JUNE 1993 +
-HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES EXTINCT AND ACTIVE +
-PETER MILLER 'SLIDE SHOW +
-!Members of SBW are a truly amazing group of people, With a love of Walking and a strong interest in Mother Nature's amazing and diverse handiwork. The evening of 26 Maysaw memberswho were fortunate to be able to attend the club-meetingentranced by one aspect of that handiwork with scenes of Hawaiian volcanoes, which Peter Miller showed to us by means of the "magic lantern" slide ShoW+
-A bush walkers paradise they are not, but rather they are great places for astronauts to be trained in 'travelling over harsh lunar landscapes, with all the comforts of the flesh spots close to hind (figuratively speaking, of course). Peter was fortunate to be a member of a small group who visited many of the volcanoes of Hawaii as part of a geology tour of the islandsPeter explained how the islands in the chain had been formed by the earth's tectonic 'plates moving extremely slowly over crustal hot spots. +
-, +
-The:harsh waterless landscape of craters, cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and so on,were a fascinating *insight into ,how new land is formed and moulded by the climate, the ocean and by man,. Among the slides shown were some of the recent eruptions, which Peter was quick to admit were slides purchased in Hawaii, these sli,des showed the spectacle of volcanic eruptions, giving us a brief glimpse at the processes which formed significahf parts of the earth's surface..+
 Thanks Peter for sharing your experiences with us. Thanks Peter for sharing your experiences with us.
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-NEW MEMBERS+---- 
 + 
 +====New Members.==== 
 Please add the following names to your List of Members:- Please add the following names to your List of Members:-
-%BROOKS Donald., 3/94 Station Street; Meadowbank Home Business 
--2114 807 1657 727 5622 
-LITUAK, AleX'arider C/7 U. NSW,. School of Mechanical   
-Eng, -po Box 1 Kensington 2033, 663 0755 697 4158  
-'RUHL Gerhard 18 Towers St, Arricliffe 2205 567 4438 692.3755 
-SHEENS '.Ms.Margaret 8/1 Fernhurst Ave', Cremorne 953 7300 339 4111  
-2090   
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-f Bushwalking Clubs - ROGAIN COMPETITION 27-28 JUNE. - 
-D9 you wish to commence or expand your Bush Navigation skills or COMPETE FOR THE 'SHIELD? Help form, a 4 person team. You have the choice of a 12 hour (day) or 24 hour (overnight course). 
-Phone SPIRO HAJINAKITAS 681 4874 (H) and join the SBW team. 
-by Maurice Smith 
-Confederation.. 
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 +|Name|Address|Home|Business|
 +|Brooks, Donald|3/94 Station Street, Meadowbank 2114|807 1657|727 5622|
 +|Lituak, Alexander| C/- U. NSW, School of Mechanical Eng. PO Box 1 Kensington 2033|663 0755|697 4158|
 +|Ruhl, Gerhard|18 Towers St, Arncliffe 2205|567 4438|692 3755|
 +|Sheens Ms. Margaret|8/1 Fernhurst Ave, Cremorne 2090|953 7300|339 4111|
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 +====Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs - Rogain Competition - 27-28 June.====
 +
 +Do you wish to commence or expand your Bush Navigation skills or compete for the Shield? Help form a 4 person team. You have the choice of a 12 hour (day) or 24 hour (overnight course).
 +
 +Phone Spiro Hajinakitas 4874 (H) and join the SBW team.
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