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195705 [2016/04/03 01:56]
kennettj [Report on Meeting of NSW Federation of Bushwalking Clubs 4 April]
195705 [2016/04/03 02:01] (current)
kennettj [Rough Trips in Tasmania's South-West]
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 AIR DROPS:\\ AIR DROPS:\\
-1. Pack all items in soldered tins, wrapped in wood wool, and packed in sugar bags. per person and pack. Approx L5 Hobart - Lake Pedder, L7 Hobart ​Cox's Bight+1. Pack all items in soldered tins, wrapped in wood wool, and packed in sugar bags. per person and pack. Approx L5 Hobart - Lake Pedder, L7 HobartCox's Bight and Pedder are the only two landing strips at present and all arrangements are subject to weather being suitable. 
-and Pedder are the only two landing strips at present and all arrangements are subject to weather being + 
-AP, +2. Keep weight per bag below 25 lbs and leave top of sugar,bag as "​handle"​ for dropping. 
-C  So +(Try flying a plane and dropping heavy weights at the same time, and you will appreciate ​the pilot'​s ​difficulties)\\ 
-20Q +3. Tie all bags securely, is easy, clearly show required.\\ 
-2. Keep weight per bag below 25 lbs., eJad_leave ​top of augar,bag as "​handle"​ for dropping. +4. Give the aero Club as dropping is somewhat in good weathermark strongly so that ground recovery owner, destination of bag, and date much advance notice as possible as air hazardous and can only be carried out
-(Try flying a.p;​ane ​and dropping heavy weights at the same t.i1/19, and you wilI-prebiate ​the pilotts ​difficulties) + 
-3. Tie all bags securely, is easy, clearly show required. +RECOGNISED DROPPING POINTS IN SOUTH-WEST TASMANIA.\\ 
-4. Give the aero Club as dropping is somewhat in good weather+FEDERATION PEAK Hanging LakeSkill required, but possible in Goon Moor. Good weather.\\ 
-mark strongly so that ground recovery owner, destination of bag, and date +Bechervaise Plateau requires very good weather for dropping.\\ 
-much advance notice as possible as air hazardous and can only be carried out +LAKE PEDDER COX 'S BIGHT. Planes can normally land and store food under partial shelter from December to March each year.\\
-RECOGNISED DROPPING POINTS IN SOUTH-WEST TASMANIA. +
-FEDERATION PEAK Hanging LakeSkill required, but possible in Goon Moor. ) good weather. +
-Bechervaise Plateau +
-Bechervaise Plateau requires very good weather for dropping. +
-LAKE PEDDER COX 'S BIGHT. Planes can normally land and store +
-food under partial shelter from December to March each year.+
 JUNCTION CREEK. ​ Good dropping area near signpost. This spot is clear and unmistakable. JUNCTION CREEK. ​ Good dropping area near signpost. This spot is clear and unmistakable.
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 All the above areas are recognised and unmistakable to Aero Club pilots, but other places can be arranged. All the above areas are recognised and unmistakable to Aero Club pilots, but other places can be arranged.
 NOTE. These points are made without actual reference to the Aero Club, but based on Hobart Walking Club and Aero Club procedure. NOTE. These points are made without actual reference to the Aero Club, but based on Hobart Walking Club and Aero Club procedure.
-RECOMMENDATION:​ I have no hesitation in recommending ​thelAero ​Club as first rate service. The planes used are Austers which normally take pilot, two passengers and two packs at a time. The pilots are highly skilled, safety is drummed into them, and they are reliable. Usual recovery on well packed air drops is 90 to 100% which speaks for itself, considering the difficult terrain. + 
-MAPS AVAILABLE - from Hobart Walking Club Map Custodian:​ +RECOMMENDATION:​ I have no hesitation in recommending ​the Aero Club as first rate service. The planes used are Austers which normally take pilot, two passengers and two packs at a time. The pilots are highly skilled, safety is drummed into them, and they are reliable. Usual recovery on well packed air drops is 90 to 100% which speaks for itself, considering the difficult terrain. 
-1. Coxls Bight to Ironbound Range 5/- + 
-2. Sketch map of Arthur Range (including ​Fodaration ​Peak) 4/3, Field West to Cox's Bight 8/- +MAPS AVAILABLE - from Hobart Walking Club Map Custodian:\\ 
-4. Spring River (Port Davey) 2/-+1. Cox'​s ​Bight to Ironbound Range 5/-\\ 
 +2. Sketch map of Arthur Range (including ​Federation ​Peak) 4/3, Field West to Cox's Bight 8/-\\ 
 +4. Spring River (Port Davey) 2/-\\
 5, Huon River Tracks 13/- 5, Huon River Tracks 13/-
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 (All of these are quite up to date and fairly accurate, 2,3 and 5 are useful for normal Federation Peak trip viz Moss Ridge, Prices are based on areas of each map. (All of these are quite up to date and fairly accurate, 2,3 and 5 are useful for normal Federation Peak trip viz Moss Ridge, Prices are based on areas of each map.
-SOMB useful maps and data are in "​Tramp"​ No.8 and "​Skyline"​ No.1 (Launceston Walking Club). I fear Skyline No,1 which gives a good account and map may be out of print, but we have some copies of "​Tramp"​ left. Part of "​Tramp"​ information is now outdated. + 
-21,+Some useful maps and data are in "​Tramp"​ No.8 and "​Skyline"​ No.1 (Launceston Walking Club). I fear Skyline No,1 which gives a good account and map may be out of print, but we have some copies of "​Tramp"​ left. Part of "​Tramp"​ information is now outdated. 
  
  
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