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 Thrills, Spills & Chills in the Kowmurg - Packbr Pallin 14 Thrills, Spills & Chills in the Kowmurg - Packbr Pallin 14
  "​They,​ (Mallory and Irvine) did not forfeit their lives in vain. But men will live in vain, however secure and comfortable their way of existence, if they allow the apirit of adventure to die in their '​souls. For such there can be no more progress in penetrating the sttongholds of Nature and of the Spirit; they will live like fat cattle and die no better.  "​They,​ (Mallory and Irvine) did not forfeit their lives in vain. But men will live in vain, however secure and comfortable their way of existence, if they allow the apirit of adventure to die in their '​souls. For such there can be no more progress in penetrating the sttongholds of Nature and of the Spirit; they will live like fat cattle and die no better.
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 'Half the charm of climbing mounbailis is born in visions preceding this mperience - visions of what is mysterious, remote, inaccessible',​ declared *- Mallory. And on all the other planes of cur life, it is this urge-to explore, to realise the vision, to adventure far and go always a little further, that alone justifies man's hope of all fullness of living: the unfolding and fulfilment of all the powers of his soul. This adventurous spirit must xxt be permitted to die if vianTs true way and end is not to be betrayed in a general softening of will and deprivation of purpose" ​ 'Half the charm of climbing mounbailis is born in visions preceding this mperience - visions of what is mysterious, remote, inaccessible',​ declared *- Mallory. And on all the other planes of cur life, it is this urge-to explore, to realise the vision, to adventure far and go always a little further, that alone justifies man's hope of all fullness of living: the unfolding and fulfilment of all the powers of his soul. This adventurous spirit must xxt be permitted to die if vianTs true way and end is not to be betrayed in a general softening of will and deprivation of purpose" ​
 W.H. Murray - The Story of Everest 1921 - 52. W.H. Murray - The Story of Everest 1921 - 52.
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 2811-1,- -Colin-Putt " New -Guinean the 1961 -N. Expedition. 2811-1,- -Colin-Putt " New -Guinean the 1961 -N. Expedition.
 Heinrich Harrer (author of Seven Years in Tibet: and The White Spider) was in Sydney during December, staying with Colin Putt to get information on Mt. Carstenz in New Guinea. Heinrich Harrer (author of Seven Years in Tibet: and The White Spider) was in Sydney during December, staying with Colin Putt to get information on Mt. Carstenz in New Guinea.
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 On Comnait,​t,​ee Meeting night, December an, about, fifty S.B01N-'​s were entertained by an unscheduled talk given by Hr. Harrel-, who -told of ad-ventures in Tibet and other places ildth rare wit and modesty. To say that the audience was spellbound 5.s an underst,​at,​ement On Comnait,​t,​ee Meeting night, December an, about, fifty S.B01N-'​s were entertained by an unscheduled talk given by Hr. Harrel-, who -told of ad-ventures in Tibet and other places ildth rare wit and modesty. To say that the audience was spellbound 5.s an underst,​at,​ement
-On the weekend 9-10th December Cohnled a wall party'​- including, his '​visitor,​ on a favourite S.B.T. trip - Carlon'​s,​ Breakfast Creek, Cox's River,'​ Galcing Creek (not to the ''​Snowy Mountains'​ as reported in the pepixiar press)...:+On the weekend 9-10th December Cohnled a wall party'​- including, his '​visitor,​ on a favourite S.B.T. trip - Carlon'​s,​ Breakfast Creek, Cox's River,'​ Galcing Creek (not to the Snowy Mountains'​ as reported in the pepixiar press)...: 
 THE LOI\D 1NEEKEND. Australia Day January- 27-28,-29. -, Waterfall = Burning. Palms THE LOI\D 1NEEKEND. Australia Day January- 27-28,-29. -, Waterfall = Burning. Palms
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 AT OUR DECEMBER MEErl-NG. AT OUR DECEMBER MEErl-NG.
-Colley. ​-+Colley. 
 There were no neck members presehr at the start of our meeting, 'out one old member, Ron Knightley, ha-d-returned from farawaY plaOes and was Welcomed back by the President. Several- other old members; still faraway, sent us Christmas cards. They included Ken: Lewis, Dorothy Lawry, Margaret Ryan and Sheila Binns. There were no neck members presehr at the start of our meeting, 'out one old member, Ron Knightley, ha-d-returned from farawaY plaOes and was Welcomed back by the President. Several- other old members; still faraway, sent us Christmas cards. They included Ken: Lewis, Dorothy Lawry, Margaret Ryan and Sheila Binns.
 The Treasurer-its Report revealed that, even r--ar the close of the financial year subs still rolled in. TheY totalled 13 for the -month, contributing to ottr bank balance of l1.17. 5d. Our Social Secretary reported mixed financial results on the social front. The auction sale had been a success, netting 15 for the Club. But the same amount had been lost on the dance because, although we catered The Treasurer-its Report revealed that, even r--ar the close of the financial year subs still rolled in. TheY totalled 13 for the -month, contributing to ottr bank balance of l1.17. 5d. Our Social Secretary reported mixed financial results on the social front. The auction sale had been a success, netting 15 for the Club. But the same amount had been lost on the dance because, although we catered
  for 80 and provided our own supper, only 60 turned up. Pam was rather-puzzled by  for 80 and provided our own supper, only 60 turned up. Pam was rather-puzzled by
 this - would the Club prefer a Small pt,rty in the Club room? However the response to Jack Gentle 's vote of thanks to Pam for organising the dance, and also the very enjoyable supper, left no doubt that those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Ron Knightley attributed the low attendance to the purely unpredibtable nature of bushwalker s. The President said that complaints had been registered that many of the items brought to the bnction sale could be regarded as rubbish. It had been suggested that the auctioneer migat be empowered in the future to decide what was worth auctioning. this - would the Club prefer a Small pt,rty in the Club room? However the response to Jack Gentle 's vote of thanks to Pam for organising the dance, and also the very enjoyable supper, left no doubt that those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Ron Knightley attributed the low attendance to the purely unpredibtable nature of bushwalker s. The President said that complaints had been registered that many of the items brought to the bnction sale could be regarded as rubbish. It had been suggested that the auctioneer migat be empowered in the future to decide what was worth auctioning.
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 Our Walks Secretary reported that Snow Brown'​s Da nae Brook trip had been made after heavy rain. However, after five rather long abseils the 8 starters -found the rest mainly rock hopping. Some magnificent cedars were found along the creek.. On the Sunday the party returned via Crafts Walls. Brian Harvey and Frank Ashdown'​s Our Walks Secretary reported that Snow Brown'​s Da nae Brook trip had been made after heavy rain. However, after five rather long abseils the 8 starters -found the rest mainly rock hopping. Some magnificent cedars were found along the creek.. On the Sunday the party returned via Crafts Walls. Brian Harvey and Frank Ashdown'​s
 boat trip from Bobbin Head had been altered to 1 day and had been attended by 9 Starters. ,Ern French'​s Glenbrook Gorge trip had been attended by one member. Ern reported that the fire trail now extended from the end of Glenbrook Road to the cause. It was therefore now Continuous through to WoOdford. Will's trip from. boat trip from Bobbin Head had been altered to 1 day and had been attended by 9 Starters. ,Ern French'​s Glenbrook Gorge trip had been attended by one member. Ern reported that the fire trail now extended from the end of Glenbrook Road to the cause. It was therefore now Continuous through to WoOdford. Will's trip from.
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 surveyed Bullee trig. Colin Putt's rook-:​climbitig instfuctional to PeriVe Lookdown and Lockley'​s Pylon attracted 9--starter-S',​ but 'Bob Gcdff'​ey'​s swimming. boating--a nd walking trip to -Glenbrook and. Erskine Creeks ran foul of the rain and The four starters holed up in a cave under the flying fox at Glenbrook Creek, from which they watched the water rise. Jim Brown'​s trip to Stanvvell Tops on the lath also had rain trouble. Because of a landslide, causing train cancellation,​ the ti-d_p didn't get under way till 11.15 a m. By -the 17th the valkgrs had had the rain, and there were no starters on Ben Esgate'​s trip, nor on Lynette White'​s camping and swimming trip to Camd en, which wculd have provided plenty of swimming, but no camping. However by the 26th the waters were receding, and Irene Pridham'​s walk to Burning Palms was well attended. surveyed Bullee trig. Colin Putt's rook-:​climbitig instfuctional to PeriVe Lookdown and Lockley'​s Pylon attracted 9--starter-S',​ but 'Bob Gcdff'​ey'​s swimming. boating--a nd walking trip to -Glenbrook and. Erskine Creeks ran foul of the rain and The four starters holed up in a cave under the flying fox at Glenbrook Creek, from which they watched the water rise. Jim Brown'​s trip to Stanvvell Tops on the lath also had rain trouble. Because of a landslide, causing train cancellation,​ the ti-d_p didn't get under way till 11.15 a m. By -the 17th the valkgrs had had the rain, and there were no starters on Ben Esgate'​s trip, nor on Lynette White'​s camping and swimming trip to Camd en, which wculd have provided plenty of swimming, but no camping. However by the 26th the waters were receding, and Irene Pridham'​s walk to Burning Palms was well attended.
 Next the President welcomed a newly arrived new member - Pat Dalton. Next the President welcomed a newly arrived new member - Pat Dalton.
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 Federation report revealed that considerably better sales of the Fetleration magazine would be requir ed if its cost were to be covered. Federation deletes then told us that it had been decided to atk each club to take on a specific responsw...4-.t.A.-.,​- at the Federation Reunion. It was pr oposed that the 8.13.w. the cleaning Federation report revealed that considerably better sales of the Fetleration magazine would be requir ed if its cost were to be covered. Federation deletes then told us that it had been decided to atk each club to take on a specific responsw...4-.t.A.-.,​- at the Federation Reunion. It was pr oposed that the 8.13.w. the cleaning
 up of the campsite. This initiated a long debate which was only reSolveor +,he up of the campsite. This initiated a long debate which was only reSolveor +,he
-affirmative by the Chairman'​s casting vote. Jack Wren said that our responsibiii ty should only be to organise the cleaning up, since it was not known in advance-how maw S.B.W. members wculd turn up and there could. be a repetition of last year, when +affirmative by the Chairman'​s casting vote. Jack Wren said that our responsibiii ty should only be to organise the cleaning up, since it was not known in advance-how maw S.B.W. members wculd turn up and there could. be a repetition of last year, when OiB or two S.B 11V  members had to build a camp fire at Burning Palms. Prank Ashdown pointed out that many who voted on the issue wou ld n t be there anyway. Snow Brown said that some jobs had to be allotted beforehand, or- they wouldn'​t be organised, and it was understood that the Club responsible didn't have to do the job it8elf; but merely see that it was carried out with the help available. Another, school of thought was tisre should be no mess to clean up after a bushwal:ker 's camp, partiallarly a Federation Reunion. It was decided that the S.B. W. would undertake the job, but another motion, moved by. Kath Brown, requested Federation delegate to point out that, although we were undertaking the Sob of cleaning up, this did not excuse Clubs leaving dirty camp sites. , 
-OiB or two S.B 11V  members had to build a camp fire at Burning Palms. Prank Ashdown pointed out that many who voted on the issue wou ld n t be there anyway. Snow Brown said that some jobs had to be allotted beforehand, or- they wouldn'​t be organised, and it was understood that the Club responsible didn't have to do the job it8elf; but merely see that it was carried out with the help available. Another, school of thought was tisre should be no mess to clean up after a bushwal:ker 's camp, partiallarly a Federation Reunion. It was decided that the S.B. W. would undertake the job, but another motion, moved by. Kath Brown, requested Federation delegate to point out that, although we were undertaking the Sob of cleaning up, this did not excuse Clubs leaving dirty camp sites. ,+
  Next our ow il Reunion CommitEee was appointed. It included Bill Rodgers, Jack Gentle, Bob Godfrey and Pam Baker.  Next our ow il Reunion CommitEee was appointed. It included Bill Rodgers, Jack Gentle, Bob Godfrey and Pam Baker.
 Discussing- the pr oVision or-camping gear for pro&​-pectives,​ Frank Ashdown. said that it was bray practical to provide tiuc-ksacks and groundsheets arid these onlr fcr the first couple of trips downe by a-prospective. got of the- other eqUipment was easily obtained..- there via s. no need,: for -instance, to ovide billi6s. Sleeping Discussing- the pr oVision or-camping gear for pro&​-pectives,​ Frank Ashdown. said that it was bray practical to provide tiuc-ksacks and groundsheets arid these onlr fcr the first couple of trips downe by a-prospective. got of the- other eqUipment was easily obtained..- there via s. no need,: for -instance, to ovide billi6s. Sleeping
 bags required laundering, or inner bags, which bad to be washed and dried. bags required laundering, or inner bags, which bad to be washed and dried.
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  The subject of "​ruthing for the door" after social functions, without waiting for announcements,​ was then btought up. It was pointed out that this usually occurred only when the functions went, on after 10 p m., but a motion by Kath Brown that social functions end before 10 p m. was defeated. ​  The subject of "​ruthing for the door" after social functions, without waiting for announcements,​ was then btought up. It was pointed out that this usually occurred only when the functions went, on after 10 p m., but a motion by Kath Brown that social functions end before 10 p m. was defeated. ​
 It was decided that we imuld not concede to a request to write a letter of- thanks to the builders of a memorial in Queensland to Ludwig Leichhardt. Jim Brotin was of the opinion that we should-al:a at a standard of pathfinding somewhat higher than that attributed to the explorer. It was decided that we imuld not concede to a request to write a letter of- thanks to the builders of a memorial in Queensland to Ludwig Leichhardt. Jim Brotin was of the opinion that we should-al:a at a standard of pathfinding somewhat higher than that attributed to the explorer.
 On Frank AShdown'​s motion it was decided to delete the question as to the occupation of prospectives from the membership form. On Frank AShdown'​s motion it was decided to delete the question as to the occupation of prospectives from the membership form.
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 After the _election of room stewards, the meeting closed at 9.35 p m.- After the _election of room stewards, the meeting closed at 9.35 p m.-
  
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