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193907 [2012/10/30 13:42]
allchin09 Formatted up to 'A "Grose" Incident
193907 [2014/05/22 04:04]
sbw [An Ascent on Billy's Head, Megalong Valley]
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 By Marie Byles By Marie Byles
  
-We hear of so many people who have not been able to find a way up Billy'​s Head that it may not be out of place to tell how we managed it during the winter of 1938, though far be it from us to claim to be the first.+We hear of so many people who have not been able to find a way up Billy'​s Head [Black Billy Head] that it may not be out of place to tell how we managed it during the winter of 1938, though far be it from us to claim to be the first.
  
-We camped on Mitchell'​s ​Creek, walked along the road towards Carlons, and took the ridge on the left after going through Duncan'​s Gate. It was a clean, straight ridge going up, as good ridges should, without losing any height. On the way up we crossed the road on which there is a timber platform but no hut, and after that the ridge goes up very steeply to the rocks. At the rocks we looked first at a possible tree, but its looks were not pleasant, so we chose instead a narrow cleft.+We camped on Mitchells ​Creek, walked along the road towards Carlons, and took the ridge on the left after going through Duncan'​s Gate. It was a clean, straight ridge going up, as good ridges should, without losing any height. On the way up we crossed the road on which there is a timber platform but no hut, and after that the ridge goes up very steeply to the rocks. At the rocks we looked first at a possible tree, but its looks were not pleasant, so we chose instead a narrow cleft.
  
 Marion Ellis, being very tiny, was sent up first and managed to squeeze herself into the cleft and get up safely. Dorothy Hazluck tried next and got stuck, took all the skin off her hands and dropped down, a gory mess. Edna Garrad then followed but, realizing the limitations of her person did not try the interior of the cleft. Instead she climbed on Harry Ellis'​s shoulders and thence on the outside of the rock and, when up, the next people had the advantage not only of Harry'​s shoulders but also of her legs. Finally, after all the rucksacks had been hauled up, Harry came up barefooted. Marion Ellis, being very tiny, was sent up first and managed to squeeze herself into the cleft and get up safely. Dorothy Hazluck tried next and got stuck, took all the skin off her hands and dropped down, a gory mess. Edna Garrad then followed but, realizing the limitations of her person did not try the interior of the cleft. Instead she climbed on Harry Ellis'​s shoulders and thence on the outside of the rock and, when up, the next people had the advantage not only of Harry'​s shoulders but also of her legs. Finally, after all the rucksacks had been hauled up, Harry came up barefooted.
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