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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER +====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ====== 
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The 1\%S.Nurses'​ Association Rooms "​Northcote Building",​ Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 44'​76 ​G.P.O. Sydney. + 
-'Phone JW1462 +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses'​ Association Rooms"​Northcote Building",​ Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 4476 G.P.O.Sydney. 'Phone JW1462. 
-330 JUNE 1962 Price 1 + 
-EditorStuart Brooks, 5 Ingalara ​Ave, +=== 330. June 1962Price 1/-. === 
-Wahroonga. 484343 + 
-ReproductionDenise Hull Sales & Subs.:Lola Wedlock +|**Editor**|Stuart Brooks, 5 Ingalara ​Rd, Wahroonga. 484343.| 
-Business Manager: Brian Harvey ​Typed by Shirley Dean +|**Business Manager**|Brian Harvey| 
-CONTENTS. +|**Reproduction**|Denise Hull
-Page +|**Sales & Subs.**|Lola Wedlock| 
-Editorial 1 +|**Typed by**|Shirley Dean| 
-Letters to the Editor - Greyhound Pacific Ltd 3 + 
--Tare +===== Contents ===== 
-Sonnet to the Long Week-end ​Thornigah 4 + 
-May General Meeting ​Alex Colley 5 +| | |Page| 
-Ascent of N.W. Face of Federation Peak +|Editorial| | 1| 
-"​Strawb"​ Jones"​. ​+|Letters to the Editor - Greyhound Pacific Ltd.| | 3| 
-Hatswell'​s Ad. and Roy's Friendly Service Ad. 11 +|Letters to the Editor ​Taro| | 4| 
-"​Sittin'​ on Seven"12 +|Sonnet to the Long Week-end|Thornigah4| 
-Day Walks 12 +|May General Meeting|Alex Colley5| 
-Federation Report 13 +|Ascent of N.W. Face of Federation Peak|"​Strawb"​ Jones7| 
-Paddy'​s Ad. 15 +|"​Sittin'​ on Seven"| |12| 
-Report on 1961 Expedition to the Carstensz +|Day Walks| |12| 
-Mountains (continued)C.Putt 16 +|Federation Report| |13| 
-The Saws are Silent Now Jim Brown 19 +|Report on 1961 Expedition to the Carstensz Mountains (continued)|C.Putt|16| 
-Science Naturally 22 +|The Saws are Silent Now|Jim Brown|19| 
-ED ITORIAL +|Science Naturally| |22
-You may, or may not, know Frank Smythe. A fine mountaineer,​ + 
-a good walker, a competent photographer and an able writer. If you enjoy any of these things (or all) you should read his books. +===== Advertisements ===== 
-It was he, with Eric Shipton, who made the final assault on Mt. Everest in 1933and after Eric had dropped out sick at about 27000 feet, had climbed alone, unaided by any mechanical assistance, + 
-2. The Sydney Busilwaiker June 1962 +| |Page| 
- -such as oxygen to 2S,100 feet on the extremely. Idifficult ​North face: ' +|Hatswell'​s Ad|11| 
-To my mindand I don't think that Iam alone heres feat ranks ahead-of anysubsequ ent-(-albeit-SuCCe.SSIVI'attempton that mountain or any other. +|Roy's Friendly Service Ad|11| 
-This is-all incidentaI, and -I-am sure-Frank amythe ​would be the +|Paddy'​s Ad|15| 
-first to agree. He was a man who loved Nature for her own sake, and + 
-revelled in the great untamed spaces. ​TocRote ​his owh words (referring ​,to'a walking:holiday in the'AAps+---- 
-".The best wqy of seeing any country is to journey'through it bn foot. In the case of the Alps this meqns passing from one valley to another over the intervening peaks and ranges and spending nights at inns or huts. To perform the journey ​*Successfully ​and enjoyably it is essential to travel lightly laden and carry everything needful in a rucksack, but Sybarites, among whOt i'​humber ​myself, may artfully contrive to send a clean shirt on ahead by post to await them at some village en route.+ 
 +===== Editorial. ===== 
 + 
 +Hi, 
 + 
 +You may, or may not, know Frank Smythe. A fine mountaineer,​ a good walker, a competent photographer and an able writer. If you enjoy any of these things (or all) you should read his books. 
 + 
 +It was he, with Eric Shipton, who made the final assault on Mt. Everest in 1933and after Eric had dropped out sick at about 27000 feet, had climbed alone, unaided by any mechanical assistance, such as oxygen to 28,100 feet on the extremely ​difficult ​North face
 + 
 +To my mindand I don't think that I am alone here, this feat ranks ahead of any subsequent ​(albeit ​successful) attempt on that mountain or any other. 
 + 
 +This is all incidental, and I am sure Frank Smythe ​would be the first to agree. He was a man who loved Nature for her own sake, and revelled in the great untamed spaces. ​To quote his owh words (referring to a walking holiday in the Alps
 + 
 +"The best way of seeing any country is to journey through it on foot. In the case of the Alps this means passing from one valley to another over the intervening peaks and ranges and spending nights at inns or huts. To perform the journey ​successfully ​and enjoyably it is essential to travel lightly laden and carry everything needful in a rucksack, but Sybarites, among whom I number ​myself, may artfully contrive to send a clean shirt on ahead by post to await them at some village en route. 
 Clean shirts aside, the charm of such travel lies in unexpectedness. Even in a well trodden and accurately mapped country like Switzerland it is possible to experience the thrills of pioneering. Clean shirts aside, the charm of such travel lies in unexpectedness. Even in a well trodden and accurately mapped country like Switzerland it is possible to experience the thrills of pioneering.
-No valley, no pass, no peak has been explored until you have set your foot there, and he who'sets out from a valley-in the morning to cross a range into another valley is as much an explorer in spirit as the more fortunate person who first sets eyes on the dazzling splendour of hitherto untrodden mountains."​ + 
-Let this be the spirit with -which you attack your own walking! So thousands of walker'​s have been to Bluegum. So what! -Until you, yourself, have gone there, it Has never been discovered: +No valley, no pass, no peak has been explored until __you__ ​have set __your__ ​foot there, and he who sets out from a valley in the morning to cross a range into another valley is as much an explorer in spirit as the more fortunate person who first sets eyes on the dazzling splendour of hitherto untrodden mountains."​ 
-There are countless places awaiting your eager, pioneering footsteps - Cox River, Kanangra Creek, Bungonia Gorge, ​Lockleyis, Korrowal Buttress, Walgan Creek, Bawley Point, Barrington Tops,+ 
 +Let this be the spirit with which you attack your own walking! So thousands of walker'​s have been to Bluegum. So what! Until you, yourself, have gone there, it has never been discovered
 + 
 +There are countless places awaiting your eager, pioneering footsteps - Cox River, Kanangra Creek, Bungonia Gorge, ​Lockley'​s, Korrowal Buttress, Walgan Creek, Bawley Point, Barrington Tops, Ettrema Gorge - the list is endless. 
 The lifeblood of any walking club is the old homespun pioneering outlook. So go to it! The lifeblood of any walking club is the old homespun pioneering outlook. So go to it!
-And incidentally,​ drop uS a few lixie s and let us know '​hOw ​you get on.+ 
-Ettrema Gorge the list is endless. +And incidentally,​ drop us a few lines and let us know how you get on. 
-June 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 3. Letters to the EditorGreyhound Pacific Ltd. Coolangatta. + 
-"​Further to my previous correspondence advising your Club of Camping Tours being operated through out Australia by this Company, I would now advise that owing to the large number of applications by members of Bushwalking Clubs for accommodation on the 3 weeks.Central Australian Tours, including Ayers,Rocks and Mt. Olga, that another tour is being organised to depart Sydney on Saturday, 11th August, 1962. +---
-A few vacancies are still available on the 4 weeks Northern Territory and Central Australian Tour "P, which includes Darwin, and is scheduled to also depart Sydney on Saturday11th August, + 
-Letter to the Editor : Taro. +===== Letters to the Editor. ===== 
-In a letter from an old friend of mine - Alan Rigby, one of the active founders of the S.B.W. and still walking as ever, is an account of the recent rescue operation at Leura, it should be of interest to all our club members. We have read all the details in the press reports, but here is the tragedy ​aszseen ​by the loftier vision of a + 
-poetTaro. +=== Greyhound Pacific Ltd. Coolangatta. ​=== 
-"I was one of the search and rescue party that went to Leura last weekend to search for the lost boy. 50 men searched for a week and our crowd found his body in 90 minutes. It was exactly where I had figured it would be from the details of his movements. However, I was in a party detailed to search Leura CreekPolice squad came up on Saturday afternoon with gear. We helped to transport and erect it and later hauled up the body on a stretcher from 400' below. + 
-It was an extraordinary experience - all the afternoon a storm had milled around Kedumba valley below Korrowal and just as we were raising the body - it came over us - not so much rain :. but swirling mist racing up the cliff face writhing and twisting until there was no visibility over the valley - or below. Then as we pulled the stretcher came into sight above the cliff just as if it had come from a world of nothingness - there was not a person there who was not moved by the scene.+"​Further to my previous correspondence advising your Club of Camping Tours being operated through out Australia by this Company, I would now advise that owing to the large number of applications by members of Bushwalking Clubs for accommodation on the 3 weeks Central Australian Tours, including Ayers Rocks and Mt. Olga, that another tour is being organised to depart Sydney on Saturday, 11th August, 1962. 
 + 
 +A few vacancies are still available on the 4 weeks Northern Territory and Central Australian Tour "J", which includes Darwin, and is scheduled to also depart Sydney on Saturday11th August, 
 + 
 +=== Letter to the Editor: Taro. === 
 + 
 +In a letter from an old friend of mine - Alan Rigby, one of the active founders of the S.B.W. and still walking as ever, is an account of the recent rescue operation at Leura, it should be of interest to all our club members. We have read all the details in the press reports, but here is the tragedy ​as seen by the loftier vision of a poet Taro. 
 + 
 +"I was one of the search and rescue party that went to Leura last weekend to search for the lost boy. 50 men searched for a week and our crowd found his body in 90 minutes. It was exactly where I had figured it would be from the details of his movements. However, I was in a party detailed to search Leura CreekPolice squad came up on Saturday afternoon with gear. We helped to transport and erect it and later hauled up the body on a stretcher from 400' below. 
 + 
 +It was an extraordinary experience - all the afternoon a storm had milled around Kedumba valley below Korrowal and just as we were raising the body - it came over us - not so much rain but swirling mist racing up the cliff face writhing and twisting until there was no visibility over the valley - or below. Then as we pulled the stretcher came into sight above the cliff just as if it had come from a world of nothingness - there was not a person there who was not moved by the scene. 
 It seemed as though some supernatural force tried to hide the grievous wrong, there was something Valkyrian-Wagnerian about it. We don't know how it happened, but he was a studious boy - somewhat moody and anti-social as many boys of 17 are. It was a habit to go for a walk along the Prince Henry cliff track after studies. It seemed as though some supernatural force tried to hide the grievous wrong, there was something Valkyrian-Wagnerian about it. We don't know how it happened, but he was a studious boy - somewhat moody and anti-social as many boys of 17 are. It was a habit to go for a walk along the Prince Henry cliff track after studies.
-It is a beautiful walk and he loved to stand on the very cliff edge and look down. As there is a ledge 100' below the top you cannot + 
-4 The Sydney Bushwalker June 1962 +It is a beautiful walk and he loved to stand on the very cliff edge and look down. As there is a ledge 100' below the top you cannot see right to the foot of the main cliff - and my theory is that he found his way down through one of the very steep gullies ​to look over the main cliff - and either slipped or fell. I feel sorry for the parents, I saw the father and he was a very fine type. 
-see right to the foot of the main cliff - and my theory is that he found his way down through one of the very steep gull:​ies ​to look over the main cliff - and either slipped or fell. I feel sorry for the parents, I saw the father and he was a very fine type. + 
-Anyway, the bushwalkers made a fine effort - there, were 97 from the different clubs of the Federatich.' +Anyway, the bushwalkers made a fine effort - there, were 97 from the different clubs of the Federation.
-Letter to the Editor : E.G, + 
-I would like to say that ::. enjoyed your "​Science Naturally'? ​article and hope to see more of it. As you said, the field is unlimited.+=== Letter to the Editor: E.G. === 
 + 
 +I would like to say that enjoyed your "​Science Naturally" ​article and hope to see more of it. As you said, the field is unlimited. 
 I don't know if you intend to answer questions, but as a strictly amateur zoologist, I have always been intrigued by the variation in the size of crab's claws. Is there any reason for this? I don't know if you intend to answer questions, but as a strictly amateur zoologist, I have always been intrigued by the variation in the size of crab's claws. Is there any reason for this?
 +
 E.G. E.G.
 +
 (You will find, E.G, that only married crabs have little nippers. Ed). (You will find, E.G, that only married crabs have little nippers. Ed).
-111.11.,​...............*11,'​3,,​30..11 + 
-Sonnet for the LongilefAend.+---- 
 + 
 +===== Sonnet for the Long Weekend===== 
 Thornigah. Thornigah.
-The best time of the year, bright, waking to froSt And the warming life of a breakfast fire. The Labrynth, The Oaks, The Wheels ​energetic trip. But it rained at The Oaks, the miserable Steady rain of winterWe caught water From the tent sufficient to cookdrinktalked In subtleties (being young uncertainsure only Of the winter, the rain and the sighing trees.) + 
-We had read the Rubiyat as a testament,​ +The best time of the year, bright, waking to frost\\ 
-Caught by the clear diction, the rigid rhymes, The subtle reasonings, the poets intent. An erotic King James done for modern times. +And the warming life of a breakfast fire.\\ 
-Let me leave my footprints on the Great Divide, Or drive a car to that sweet mountain-side. +The Labrynth, The Oaks, The Wheel, ​energetic trip.\\ 
-June 1962 The Sydney Eushwalker 5+But it rained at The Oaks, the miserable\\ 
-itT OUR MAY MEETING+Steady rain of winterWe caught water\\ 
 +From the tent sufficient to cookdrinktalked\\ 
 +In subtleties (being younguncertainsure only\\ 
 +Of the winter, the rain and the sighing trees.) 
 + 
 +We had read the Rubiyat as a testament,\\ 
 +Caught by the clear diction, the rigid rhymes,\\ 
 +The subtle reasonings, the poets intent.\\ 
 +An erotic King James done for modern times.\\ 
 +Let me leave my footprints on the Great Divide,\\ 
 +Or drive a car to that sweet mountain-side. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== At Our May Meeting===== 
 Alex Colley Alex Colley
 +
 Our meeting commenced with a welcome to new member Tony Quietzch. Our meeting commenced with a welcome to new member Tony Quietzch.
-In correspondence as a letter from Henry Goldnow in California where, we learned, walking has all but ceased. He had been unable to locate a walkin2, ​club and the furthest the citizens + 
-of Oaklands could be induced to walk was from their car to the office. Perhaps the happy dayo of completc ​inertia are even closer there than here. +In correspondence as a letter from Henry Goldnow in California where, we learned, walking has all but ceased. He had been unable to locate a walking ​club and the furthest the citizens of Oaklands could be induced to walk was from their car to the office. Perhaps the happy days of complete ​inertia are even closer there than here. 
-Our Treasurer, Gordon Redmond, reported that, after starting the month with 1391316 ​collecting ​19714/- and disbursing ​51/12/6 we finished up with 16/12/6 in the bank. Our main item of income was 19 for subs and our main expense ​35/13/3 for badges. + 
-Next our Social Secretary, Molly Rodgers5 ​reminded us of the Colour slide competition to be held on June 30thThere were to be 6 slides from each entrant and they should be marked clearly and handed in by not later than Juno 13-ch+Our Treasurer, Gordon Redmond, reported that, after starting the month with £139/​3/​6, ​collecting ​£19/14/- and disbursing ​£51/12/6 we finished up with £105/12/6 in the bank. Our main item of income was £19 for subsand our main expense ​£35/13/3 for badges. 
-In Federation report we hoard that Paddy has a new notice board outside his shop on which there will be a space 17i inches square for each club's use + 
-President Bill Rodgers told 1,1s that the Committee had given +Next our Social Secretary, Molly Rodgers, ​reminded us of the Colour slide competition to be held on June 30thThere were to be 6 slides from each entrant and they should be marked clearly and handed in by not later than June 13th. 
-a lot of consideration to the filling of the walks programme. There were always quite a few vacancies on the programme when it came before committee, and this was unfair not only to those members who did regularly put walks on the programme but to Walks Secretary, Wilf Hilder who put a lot of effort into making it up. With very little extra thought and trouble many private walks cou10. ​be made + 
-into programme walksCommittee had decided in view of' ​the difficulty of finding ​leaders2 ​that in future any vacancies on the programme when it came up for consideration would remain. No further effort would be made to fill them (California here we come!) +In Federation report we heard that Paddy has a new notice board outside his shop on which there will be a space 17½ inches square for each club's use
-Walks Secretc4ry ​Uilf Hilder reported that the first walk in April, Geoff Wagg's Davies Canyon walk though well attended (7 members and 1 visitor) had struck bad :weather, and difficultios_were ​increased by the disvpearanco ​of the wall known lodge beneath the second waterfall. Irene Prjdham3s ​walk to Megalong and Galong Creek had also struck bad weather - bu-cL 4 members and 1 prospective had turned out. No less than 12 membrs7 ​-Drospectives ​and 2 visitors went with Jess Martin to Uloola Falls. Jess 1-eported ​that the track was very overgrown. Jim Brown'​s walk in the Wondabyne area was also very popular (23 starters) ​Hera too the scrub was thick, ​end care was needed to keep on courseJean's Pools had made a very pleasant lunch spot with a good outlooL. Stuart Brook'​s Easter trip from + 
-6. The Sydney Bushwalker June 1962 +President Bill Rodgers told us that the Committee had given a lot of consideration to the filling of the walks programme. There were always quite a few vacancies on the programme when it came before committee, and this was unfair not only to those members who did regularly put walks on the programme but to Walks Secretary, Wilf Hilder who put a lot of effort into making it up. With very little extra thought and trouble many private walks could be made into programme walksCommittee had decidedin view of the difficulty of finding ​leaders, ​that in future any vacancies on the programme when it came up for consideration would remain. No further effort would be made to fill them(California here we come!) 
-Tolwong through the block up was not so popular (3 starters)but swimming in the Shoalhaven at the end of April doesn'​t appeal to some. Less Hardy types went with Eric dcock to the Castle (17 members, 3 prospectives and 1 visitor). It had been an excellent trip despite very thick scrub along the sides of + 
-the Seven Gods mountain. Wilf'​s ​awn Easter trip down the Capertee and up the Wolgan attracted 7 starters, including some C.M.W. members. A side trip to Uraterer was abandoned a few miles short of the mountain because of the difficulty of picking the ridge in the time available, but Wilf made sure there was enough time left to erect a 6 ft. cairn on Grassy Hill to the memory of Gordon Smith, who, with Max Gentle, was probably the first bushwalker to use this route. Wilf was surprised, after reports from old hands, to find the Capertee easy going and the old track fairly close to the River. Flooding and siltation might have removed or covered many of the obstacles along the river. There was now about 5 times as much sand as water in the river bed. The easy going enabled a side trip to Mount Cameron from the true Annie Rowan'​s Creek. Snow Brown had led a party into interesting new +Walks Secretc4ry ​Wilf Hilder reported that the first walk in April, Geoff Wagg's Davies Canyon walk though well attended (7 members and 1 visitor) had struck bad weather, and difficulties were increased by the disvpearance ​of the well known ledge beneath the second waterfall. Irene Pridham'​s ​walk to Megalong and Galong Creek had also struck bad weather - but 4 members and 1 prospective had turned out. No less than 12 members, ​prospectives ​and 2 visitors went with Jess Martin to Uloola Falls. Jess reported ​that the track was very overgrown. Jim Brown'​s walk in the Wondabyne area was also very popular (23 starters). Here too the scrub was thick, ​and care was needed to keep on courseJean's Pools had made a very pleasant lunch spot with a good outlook. Stuart Brook'​s Easter trip from Tolwong through the block up was not so popular (3 starters)but swimming in the Shoalhaven at the end of April doesn'​t appeal to some. Less Hardy types went with Eric Adcock ​to the Castle (17 members, 3 prospectives and 1 visitor). It had been an excellent trip despite very thick scrub along the sides of the Seven Gods mountain. Wilf'​s ​own Easter trip down the Capertee and up the Wolgan attracted 7 starters, including some C.M.W. members. A side trip to Uraterer was abandoned a few miles short of the mountain because of the difficulty of picking the ridge in the time available, but Wilf made sure there was enough time left to erect a 6 ft. cairn on Grassy Hill to the memory of Gordon Smith, who, with Max Gentle, was probably the first bushwalker to use this route. Wilf was surprised, after reports from old hands, to find the Capertee easy going and the old track fairly close to the River. Flooding and siltation might have removed or covered many of the obstacles along the river. There was now about 5 times as much sand as water in the river bed. The easy going enabled a side trip to Mount Cameron from the true Annie Rowan'​s Creek. Snow Brown had led a party into interesting new country, covered in dense rain forest, on the Eastern slopes of the Apsley Ranges. Bob Godfrey led another party over the fire trails of the Barrington ad Gloucester Tops. There were 6 starters ​on John White'​s pleasant Blue Gum Forest trip and on the 29th Dave Ingram led a large party over the fire trails around the Woolwash. They enjoyed good views of the Georges and Nepean Rivers. Wilf also told us that there was to be a new fire road from Eckersley Trig to Lake Eckersley and that the army proposed to take over the country north of the Colo. There would be a road to Mount Uraterer and another from Glen Davis, ​down the Colo and up Wollemi Creek. 
- country, covered in dense rain forest, on the Eastern slopes of the Apsley Ranges. Bob Godfrey led another party over the fire + 
- trails of the Barrington ad Gloucester Tops. There were 6 starterE ​on John White'​s pleasant Blue Gum Forest trip and an the 29th Dave Ingram led a large party over the fire trails around the Woolwash. They enjoyed good views of the Georges and Nepean Rivers. Wilf also told us that there was to be a new fire road from Eckersley Trig to Lake Eckersley and that the army proposed to take over the country north of the Colo. There would be a road to Mount Uraterer and another from Glen Davis, ​dawn the Colo and up Wollemi Creek. +Further cheering news was that the Blue Mountains Council was going to spend its £20,000 unemployment relief grant on building a road along Narrow Neck. (How we fought to preserve that lovely escarpment!) 
-Further cheering news was that the Blue Mountains Council was going to spend its 20,000 unemployment relief grant on building a road along Narrow Neck. (How we fought to preserve that lovely escarpment!) + 
-Towards the end of the meeting Frank Ashdown had a busy timeFirst he auctioned a pair of boots for 10/-. Then, to further bolster our finances, he succeeded in persuading members to cancel our subscription to '​TWalkabout" - (after all money saved is as good as money made). Lastly he demonstrated the advantages of Johnson'​s new "​butterfly ​' ​closures, which take the place of stitches. Tempted to extravagance by the thought that this advice might save us a Doctor'​s bill, we then repaired to our 1/3 supper at The+Towards the end of the meeting Frank Ashdown had a busy timeFirst he auctioned a pair of boots for 10/-. Then, to further bolster our finances, he succeeded in persuading members to cancel our subscription to "​Walkabout" - (after all money saved is as good as money made). Lastly he demonstrated the advantages of Johnson'​s new "​butterfly" ​closures, which take the place of stitches. Tempted to extravagance by the thought that this advice might save us a Doctor'​s bill, we then repaired to our 1/3 supper at "The Satellite."​ 
 + 
 +---- 
 Congratulations to Bruce and Kath McInnes on the arrival of their second daughter, Heather. Congratulations to Bruce and Kath McInnes on the arrival of their second daughter, Heather.
-June 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 7.  THE ASCENT OF THE 'NORTH WEST FACE OF FEDERATION PEAKBoto("​Strawb"​) Jones.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The Ascent Of The North Face Of Federation Peak===== 
 + 
 +Bobo ("​Strawb"​) Jones. 
 It was Monday evening, January 1st. I had just blown out the candle and I was carrying out that ritual peculiar to those who use sleeping-bags. The night was fine, and we were banking on a fine day for the morrow. It was Monday evening, January 1st. I had just blown out the candle and I was carrying out that ritual peculiar to those who use sleeping-bags. The night was fine, and we were banking on a fine day for the morrow.
-As I lay there, slowly drifting off to sleep, my thoughts reInged back over the preparations for the trip: to long letters written to Jack and doubts about there being enough people 'to make the trip possible. There were only four of us IATJ:.o finally boarded the plane on Boxing Day 1960; Jack O'​Halloran,​ the leader Geoff Shaw, Robin Dunse and myself. 
-The march into BercherVaise Plateau had been a hot exhausting slog. I could still see us stretched out Ineath some bushes on that hot afternoon on the slopes of Mt. Picton. We brewed tea while we waited for the heat of the day to pass. As we slogged along the South 
- ​Picton range the haze-of bushfire smoke hung far to the north; an unusual sight for the south west of Tasmania Then again, sleeping out at night during the march up Berchervaise Plateau was unusual also! Our combined thoughts then were, "If. only we have this weather during 
- adr attempt at the climb. ​ It was also suggested that drinking water would be a riroblem on the climb. 
- . . 
-Now, after a combined reconnaissance"​of the route, our thoughts were still Mainly for good weather. Geoff and Rob had viewed the climb roughly in profile from' the most eastern ridge of the peak, 
-whilst Jqck and myself had traced a. route. from the valley floor directly below the climb. Our findings agreed on' one, point - the overhand about two-thirds the way up the main face would be difficult to negotiate. 
-We woke the next morning to fine weather With the early morning cloud dispersin&​ -Although our intentions of an early start were good, time was wasted:​as'​We- decided what type of equipment and food would be most suitable to take:. We were only setting out for a "​look"​at the climb, so only neagre rations were taken : It was 10 a m, when we '​finally left'​daMp::​ 
-. ' ​ .  
-, We climbed to the Terrace and then ::traversed north between the Federation Massif and a large pinnacle which was visible from camp. We then descended a'​couloir facing north west and at 12 p m: lwe began climbing on its western side; our aim 'being to meet the "Blade Ridge" which ascends directly from the Valley floor. I climbed with Jack, whilst Rob and Geoff climbed together. 
  
-+As I lay there, slowly drifting off to sleep, my thoughts ranged back over the preparations for the trip: to long letters written to Jack and doubts about there being enough people to make the trip possible. There were only four of us who finally boarded the plane on Boxing Day 1960; Jack O'​Halloran,​ the leader Geoff Shaw, Robin Dunse and myself. 
- . led up the first pitch fOr 120feet 6ver greaSy,:scrub-covered rock.. The route led straight up from the gullyi ​across a smooth, ​-shallow ​Water course and up-bn-t:​o ​a buttress. ​Jack followedand led + 
-70 feet further up' ​the buttresS. I joined' ​him and we paused to view +The march into Berchervaise Plateau had been a hot exhausting slog. I could still see us stretched out 'neath some bushes on that hot afternoon on the slopes of Mt. Picton. We brewed tea while we waited for the heat of the day to pass. As we slogged along the South Picton range the haze of bushfire smoke hung far to the north; an unusual sight for the south west of Tasmania. Then again, sleeping out at night during the march up Berchervaise Plateau was unusual also! Our combined thoughts then were, "If only we have this weather during our attempt at the climb."​ It was also suggested that drinking water would be a problem on the climb. 
-6.?  + 
-8. The Sydney Bushwalker June 1962 +Now, after a combined reconnaissance of the route, our thoughts were still mainly for good weather. Geoff and Rob had viewed the climb roughly in profile from the most eastern ridge of the peak, whilst Jack and myself had traced a route from the valley floor directly below the climb. Our findings agreed on one point the overhand about two-thirds the way up the main face would be difficult to negotiate. 
-our surroundings. Opposite to us on the other side of the main couloir on the most w3-5tern ​ridge of the mountain was a huge gendarme It rises straight from the valley floor and when viewed from the Devil'​s Ears it appears as a separate entity to the left of the Peak proper. From our vantage point we could see a magnificant climb which began from the coloir itself on good slabs, and leading into a magnificent chimney. The climb ended in a crack. It was from the top of this feature that Rob and Geoff had done their reconnaissance on 30th December. + 
-By this time the others were drawing near, so I led down and acroe toward the "​Blade"​. An easy pitch of 70 feet up a corner brought Jack and myself to that point where the Blade " ridge joins the north west face proper. Here we rested and waited for the other two to join us. So far we had done 350 feet of climbing. When all four of us were together we took stock of our situation. We were perched on a blade rock which plunged away into awesome depths on either side. Imnediatel ​above loomed the gigantic north west face of Federation Peak. The scale was tremendous, and we marvelled at the view. As we munched +We woke the next morning to fine weather with the early morning cloud dispersin&​gAlthough our intentions of an early start were good, time was wasted as we decided what type of equipment and food would be most suitable to take. We were only setting out for a "​look"​ at the climb, so only meagre rations were taken. It was 10 a.m. when we finally left camp. 
-chocolate we talked over our immediate plans. The time was 2.30 pm, which gave us at least six hours of daylight-time to reach the top. Also, the weather looked like being fine for the remainder of the day. + 
-I started off and climbed to the top of an easy diagonal ledge one rope length away. Jack followed and then led through; first up the +We climbed to the Terrace and then traversed north between the Federation Massif and a large pinnacle which was visible from camp. We then descended a couloir facing north west and at 12 p.m. we began climbing on its western side; our aim being to meet the "Blade Ridge" which ascends directly from the Valley floor. I climbed with Jack, whilst Rob and Geoff climbed together. 
-face for 20 feet, along a groove for about 20 feet, and then straight + 
-up to a good stance near a pinnacle. The exposure over those delicate holds was emphasised when some chocolate slipped from Jack's pocket ​an went spiralling into the depths. After passing my companion.I began climbing up a coloir of moderate difficulty. About 40 feet up it branched and I took the right hand fork and climbed upwards for anothe) ​40 feet, well protected by large boulders. Here I encountered a grassledge (which we later called the "Bus Stop"​). I followed it left for further 20 feet. Here I belayed myself to a rock and in response to ti earlier requests of the other two, I untied so that Jack could belay them over the difficult section. +led up the first pitch for 120 feet over greasy, scrub-covered rock. The route led straight up from the gully, ​across a smooth, shallow ​water course and up on to a buttress. Jack followed and led 70 feet further up the buttress. I joined him and we paused to view our surroundings. Opposite to us on the other side of the main couloir on the most western ​ridge of the mountain was a huge gendarmeIt rises straight from the valley floor and when viewed from the Devil'​s Ears it appears as a separate entity to the left of the Peak proper. From our vantage point we could see a magnificant climb which began from the coloir itself on good slabs, and leading into a magnificent chimney. The climb ended in a crack. It was from the top of this feature that Rob and Geoff had done their reconnaissance on 30th December. 
-Whilst these manoeuvres were taking place down below me I made a study of the overhang, 120 feet above me. It did seem that a way 14gh1 be forced up it by taking a route up an overhanging chimney - if we could get into it! Unfortunately the interchange of ropes down below took quite some time and it was ages before Geoff appeared. Jack foll( and leaving Geoff. to bring up Rob, we joined forces ​nee more. + 
-led off, first left for.10 feet, then upwards in a groove for 50 feet I banged in a piton and a delicate move brought me out onto +By this time the others were drawing near, so I led down and across ​toward the "​Blade"​. An easy pitch of 70 feet up a corner brought Jack and myself to that point where the "Blade" ridge joins the north west face proper. Here we rested and waited for the other two to join us. So far we had done 350 feet of climbing. When all four of us were together we took stock of our situation. We were perched on a blade of rock which plunged away into awesome depths on either side. Immediately ​above loomed the gigantic north west face of Federation Peak. The scale was tremendous, and we marvelled at the view. As we munched chocolate we talked over our immediate plans. The time was 2.30 pm, which gave us at least six hours of daylight-time to reach the top. Also, the weather looked like being fine for the remainder of the day. 
-the face again. From here I climbed upwards diagonally to the right for 25 feet, until I reached a large protruding flake. I fixed a runner and traversed left:for 15 feet toward a corner. I was only + 
-8 feet below the overhang. There I banged in a piton and prepared to +I started off and climbed to the top of an easy diagonal ledge one rope length away. Jack followed and then led through; first up the face for 20 feet, along a groove for about 20 feet, and then straight up to a good stance near a pinnacle. The exposure over those delicate holds was emphasised when some chocolate slipped from Jack's pocket ​and went spiralling into the depths. After passing my companion I began climbing up a coloir of moderate difficulty. About 40 feet up it branched and I took the right hand fork and climbed upwards for another ​40 feet, well protected by large boulders. Here I encountered a grass ledge (which we later called the "Bus Stop"​). I followed it left for further 20 feet. Here I belayed myself to a rock and in response to the earlier requests of the other two, I untied so that Jack could belay them over the difficult section. 
-June 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker + 
-belay the others. Jack joined me and we agreed that in order to climb into the chimneyk ​we had to traverse around the corner. Jack' ​set out and tried hard. He cams back shaking his head. "​Can'​t +Whilst these manoeuvres were taking place down below me I made a study of the overhang, 120 feet above me. It did seem that a way might be forced up it by taking a route up an overhanging chimney - if we could get into it! Unfortunately the interchange of ropes down below took quite some time and it was ages before Geoff appeared. Jack followed ​and leaving Geoff. to bring up Rob, we joined forces ​once more. 
-even get a piton in". I had a look at it then decided we mightforce it lower down. So I climbed down to the flake and then began traversing on delicate holds. Jack's encouragement egged me on "Good on + 
-you '​Hermann'​you're fairly dancing over those holds."​ By painstaking steps I inched towards the corner - a delicate move, and I found myself around it, beneath the chimney. A few sure blows with my hammer and I had secured a piton and attached a runner. I yodelled to the others. Entering the chimney proper involved a few verystrenuous moves relying almost entirely on the armsI then climbed 20 feet up the chimney and anchored myself. +led off, first left for 10 feet, then upwards in a groove for 50 feetI banged in a piton and a delicate move brought me out onto the face again. From here I climbed upwards diagonally to the right for 25 feet, until I reached a large protruding flake. I fixed a runner and traversed left for 15 feet toward a corner. I was only 8 feet below the overhang. There I banged in a piton and prepared to belay the others. Jack joined me and we agreed that in order to climb into the chimney, ​we had to traverse around the corner. Jack set out and tried hard. He came back shaking his head. "​Can'​t even get a piton in". I had a look at it then decided we might force it lower down. So I climbed down to the flake and then began traversing on delicate holds. Jack's encouragement egged me on "Good on you '​Hermann'​you're fairly dancing over those holds."​ By painstaking steps I inched towards the corner - a delicate move, and I found myself around it, beneath the chimney. A few sure blows with my hammer and I had secured a piton and attached a runner. I yodelled to the others. Entering the chimney proper involved a few very strenuous moves relying almost entirely on the armsI then climbed 20 feet up the chimney and anchored myself. 
-As neither Geoff nor Rob felt like leading Jack had to remain where he was and belay Geoff up to the flakeBy now it was raining lightly. Upon reaching this Geoff 's exclamation was "The bloody thing'​s loose!"​ Jack followed my traverse to the piton below the chimneyand belayed + 
-Geoff in turn. He then climbed up to me leaving Geoff to bring Rob up. 'It was now 8.15 p,m. and visibility was poor. Rob reached the flake and with a sterling effort, completed the traverse to Geoff in semidarkness+As neither Geoff nor Rob felt like leading Jack had to remain where he was and belay Geoff up to the flakeBy now it was raining lightly. Upon reaching this Geoff'​s exclamation was "The bloody thing'​s loose!"​ Jack followed my traverse to the piton below the chimneyand belayed Geoff in turn. He then climbed up to me leaving Geoff to bring Rob up. It was now 8.15 p.m. and visibility was poor. Rob reached the flake and with a sterling effort, completed the traverse to Geoff in semi-darkness. 
-Geoff joined Jack and myself whilst ​Role, who was the only person wearing a parka, remained below tied to the piton. Geoff was straddled with his legs across the chimney Jack was squatting on a chockstone and I found myself wedged above them, half supported on one foot. Under these conditions we resolved to pass the night. We cursed loudly when we thought of the gear and food which we had left behind at camp, but fortunately we did not starve altogether. Geoff had a bag of peanuts and I had some raisins and chocolate. It was at this stage that I suddenly had an acute attack of "​Dropsy"​ which seemed tolast the remainder of the trip. First I dropped the bag of peanuts, but luckily they landed on Geoff'​s head and so were savedNext I dropped my own bag of scroggin and before vanishing altogether it also struck Geoff'​s head. After this sequence of events I was abused in two dialects, broad Yorkshire and loud Australian. They were convinced that I had dropped off to sleepJack was insistent Bob are you asleep? Bob you must be asleep:" Later on in endeavouringto find a more comfortable position I dislodged ​"a stone which struck Jack on the leg. After this I was strongly advised by the others not to move for the rest of the night!' + 
-Throughout the night we were subjected to periodic gusts of freezing wind blowing through the crack. About 1 a m. we all fell silent listening with dismay to the unmistakeable sound of trickling water. From then on we passed the time deciding what we could do if our chimney was suddenly transformed into a waterfall. After what seemed an eternity we noticed that the sound of trickling water had +Geoff joined Jack and myself whilst ​Rob, who was the only person wearing a parka, remained below tied to the piton. Geoff was straddled with his legs across the chimneyJack was squatting on a chockstone and I found myself wedged above them, half supported on one foot. Under these conditions we resolved to pass the night. We cursed loudly when we thought of the gear and food which we had left behind at camp, but fortunately we did not starve altogether. Geoff had a bag of peanuts and I had some raisins and chocolate. It was at this stage that I suddenly had an acute attack of "​Dropsy"​ which seemed to last the remainder of the trip. First I dropped the bag of peanuts, but luckily they landed on Geoff'​s head and so were savedNext I dropped my own bag of scroggin and before vanishing altogether it also struck Geoff'​s head. After this sequence of events I was abused in two dialects, broad Yorkshire and loud Australian. They were convinced that I had dropped off to sleepJack was insistent, "Bob are you asleep? Bob you must be asleep!" Later on in endeavouring to find a more comfortable position I dislodged a stone which struck Jack on the leg. After this I was strongly advised by the others not to move for the rest of the night! 
-10 The Sydney Bushwalker June 1962 + 
-stopped and a new sound had taken its place; the unmistakeable chirp of birds from the valley far below us,, A half hour later and we were gazing out from our miserable bivouac at bleak sky. +Throughout the night we were subjected to periodic gusts of freezing wind blowing through the crack. About 1 a.m. we all fell silent listening with dismay to the unmistakeable sound of trickling water. From then on we passed the time deciding what we could do if our chimney was suddenly transformed into a waterfall. After what seemed an eternity we noticed that the sound of trickling water had stopped and a new sound had taken its place; the unmistakeable chirp of birds from the valley far below usA half hour later and we were gazing out from our miserable bivouac at bleak sky. 
-After we had stretched our cramped limbs our first move was to try and climb up the chimney-crack from inside, as no one relished the thought of leading straight off onto an overhanging face. Geoff was the first to try to squeeze through the crack on the inside to a chockstone about 15 feet above usHowever the bulk of both he and his clothes forced him back. During this manoeuvre I found my raisins which I had dropped during the night wedged in a crevice. I decided to try the crack nextand to give myself every possible chance, I stripped off and had Jack and Geoff remove my trousers. My efforts were not in vain and after gaining the top of the chock- stone, I put on my trousers, then threw down the rope weighted with Karabiners. From here I moved onto the face and climbed a pitch of 100 feet to the ledge at the top of the overhang. + 
-Jack climbed up the face to the top of the chockstone and from there brought up Geoff. Leaving Geoff to belay Rob, he then climbed up to my ledge where we waited for them. The weather had become colder and it was sleeting lightly. Time passed and we could perceive no movement from the other two; we became impatient and finally we dropped them a top rope. A short time later they joined us, and they swore that we stood at the beginning of the ramp leading to the summit. Rob and Geoff led off and we traversed to the right for a full pitch and thdn climbed for two pitches up an easy couloir. A +After we had stretched our cramped limbs our first move was to try and climb up the chimney-crack from inside, as no one relished the thought of leading straight off onto an overhanging face. Geoff was the first to try to squeeze through the crack on the inside to a chockstone about 15 feet above usHowever the bulk of both he and his clothes forced him back. During this manoeuvre I found my raisins which I had dropped during the night wedged in a crevice. I decided to try the crack nextand to give myself every possible chance, I stripped off and had Jack and Geoff remove my trousers. My efforts were not in vain and after gaining the top of the chockstone, I put on my trousers, then threw down the rope weighted with Karabiners. From here I moved onto the face and climbed a pitch of 100 feet to the ledge at the top of the overhang. 
-few steps led us to a cairn. Sunlight shone briefly as we shook hands, yodelling gaily. It as 8 a m. Tuesday3rd January.+ 
 +Jack climbed up the face to the top of the chockstone and from there brought up Geoff. Leaving Geoff to belay Rob, he then climbed up to my ledge where we waited for them. The weather had become colder and it was sleeting lightly. Time passed and we could perceive no movement from the other two; we became impatient and finally we dropped them a top rope. A short time later they joined us, and they swore that we stood at the beginning of the ramp leading to the summit. Rob and Geoff led off and we traversed to the right for a full pitch and then climbed for two pitches up an easy couloir. A few steps led us to a cairn. Sunlight shone briefly as we shook hands, yodelling gaily. It as 8 a.m. Tuesday3rd January. 
 Geoff handed us 4 ounces chocolate apiece from the cache he had prepared two days earlier. A photograph was taken, then we grabbed our gear and hurried down to Berchervaise Gully out of the bitter wind. A short time later we were back on the Plateau. We devoured quantities of biscuits and cheese before sinking into our sleeping bags. We slept with the sleep induced by a combination of exertion, bliss and fulfilment of purpose in our 1200 ft of climbing. Geoff handed us 4 ounces chocolate apiece from the cache he had prepared two days earlier. A photograph was taken, then we grabbed our gear and hurried down to Berchervaise Gully out of the bitter wind. A short time later we were back on the Plateau. We devoured quantities of biscuits and cheese before sinking into our sleeping bags. We slept with the sleep induced by a combination of exertion, bliss and fulfilment of purpose in our 1200 ft of climbing.
-An interesting sequel to the climh came just 24 hours later. The area was ravaged by a fierce storm with wind gusts reaching 70-80 miles per hour. The tent occupied by Rob and Jack was blown down three times and they only stopped it from blowing away by lying on top of it, wrapped in their plastic bivouac tubes. + 
-The climb from the valley floor to the top of the Blade was successfully accomplished by Jack OiHalloran ​and myself on Saturday January 7. The climb itself was no less interesting than the one just described. We completed the 1300 ft. of climbing (actually 900 feet measured vertically),​ in just 84 hours. +An interesting sequel to the climb came just 24 hours later. The area was ravaged by a fierce storm with wind gusts reaching 70-80 miles per hour. The tent occupied by Rob and Jack was blown down three times and they only stopped it from blowing away by lying on top of it, wrapped in their plastic bivouac tubes. 
-June 162 The Sydney Bushwalker 11. + 
-PLUMBING TROUBLES??? +The climb from the valley floor to the top of the Blade was successfully accomplished by Jack O'​Halloran ​and myself on Saturday January 7. The climb itself was no less interesting than the one just described. We completed the 1300 ft. of climbing (actually 900 feet measured vertically),​ in just 8½ hours. 
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-12. The Sydney Bushwalker June1962... SITTIN/ ON SEVEN+ 
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 +===== Sittin'​ On Seven===== 
 A summary of good walking techniques as advocated by Wilf Hilder. A summary of good walking techniques as advocated by Wilf Hilder.
-Head forrld, tail aft,+ 
 +Head forr'd, tail aft,\\
 Thus begins the walker'​s craft. Thus begins the walker'​s craft.
-Arms swingin, knees bent,+ 
 +Arms swingin', knees bent,\\
 They'​ll never know which way you went. They'​ll never know which way you went.
-Pigeon toedknock kneed,+ 
 +Pigeon toedknock kneed,\\
 Now you're really gaining speed. Now you're really gaining speed.
-Weight on toes, Injun style,+ 
 +Weight on toes, Injun style,\\
 Eight minutes flat for every mile. Eight minutes flat for every mile.
-Jarring? Toes absorb it!+ 
 +Jarring? Toes absorb it!\\
 Take care you don't go into orbit. Take care you don't go into orbit.
-(But if you really want to shift, + 
-Stand quite still, and thumb a liftEd.) +(But if you really want to shift,\\ 
-   I  is    ​ +Stand quite still, and thumb a lift. - Ed.) 
-DAY WALKS + 
-JUNE 17 Glenbrook Glenbrook Gorge - Nepean Lookout - Euroka Clearing - Glenbrook. 12 miles, +---- 
-Check your Walks Programme and note that this walk is the first of four to explore the Glenbrook - Blue Labyrinth area,which is full of opportunity for map reading, either to + 
-learn about it or to practice it. A rock hop down the Gorge  with a sharp climb up to Nepean Lookout. +===== Day Walks. =====   
-8.20 am. Lithgow train from Central Steam Station to Glenbrool ​Tickets : Glenbrook @ 13/9 return. ​Mbp : Liverpool Military; Leader.: Ern French. + 
-JUNE 24 Grose Wold - The Vale Lookout - Woods Creek.- North:Richmond6 miles. ​' ​Interesting country. The Vale Lookout is spectacularly situated above the junction of Burralow Creek and the Grose River. See leader regarding transport arrangements and costs. Map Windsor Military. Leader : Ron Knightley. +=== June 17 === 
-June 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 13. + 
-JULY 1 Waterfall - Uloola Falls - Audley - Launch to Cronulla. 8 miles. +Glenbrook ​Glenbrook Gorge - Nepean Lookout - Euroka Clearing - Glenbrook. 12 miles
-Pleasant walking mainly through the uplands of the National Park. As the launch leaves ​Audiey ​at 3,45 pm, a reasonable pace will have to be maintaine d to reach Audley ​ih time. The launch trip on Port Hacking is particularly good. 8.50 am Cronulla train from Central Electric Station, + 
-, CHANGE AT SUTHERLAND ​for rail motor to Waterfall. +Check your Walks Programme and note that this walk is the first of four to explore the Glenbrook - Blue Labyrinth area, which is full of opportunity for map reading, either to learn about it or to practice it. A rock hop down the Gorge with a sharp climb up to Nepean Lookout. 
-Tickets : Waterfall return @ 5/9 plus about 3/- launch fare. Map Port Hacking Tourist or Military. + 
-Leader Dick Child, +8.20 am. Lithgow train from Central Steam Station to Glenbrook. ​Tickets: Glenbrook @ 13/9 return. 
-JULY 8 Engadine - voronora ​River - Scouters7 ​Mountain - Woronora + 
-Trig - Waterfall. 13 miles.+Map: Liverpool Military. 
 + 
 +Leader: Ern French. 
 + 
 +=== June 24 === 
 + 
 +Grose Wold - The Vale Lookout - Woods Creek - North Richmond6 miles. 
 + 
 +Interesting country. The Vale Lookout is spectacularly situated above the junction of Burralow Creek and the Grose River. See leader regarding transport arrangements and costs. 
 + 
 +MapWindsor Military. 
 + 
 +Leader : Ron Knightley. 
 + 
 +=== July === 
 + 
 +Waterfall - Uloola Falls - Audley - Launch to Cronulla. 8 miles. 
 + 
 +Pleasant walking mainly through the uplands of the National Park. As the launch leaves ​Audley ​at 3.45 pm, a reasonable pace will have to be maintained ​to reach Audley ​in time. The launch trip on Port Hacking is particularly good. 
 + 
 +8.50 am Cronulla train from Central Electric Station, ​change at Sutherland ​for rail motor to Waterfall. Tickets: Waterfall return @ 5/9 plus about 3/- launch fare. 
 + 
 +MapPort Hacking Tourist or Military. 
 + 
 +LeaderDick Child. 
 + 
 +=== July === 
 + 
 +Engadine - Woronora ​River - Scouters' ​Mountain - Woronora Trig - Waterfall. 13 miles. 
 The construction of an access road onto Scouters Mountain has eased the difficulty of approach. However, there is still some thick growth on parts of this trip, which has not been lessened by the wet summer. Gaiters recommended. If the party is interested - tea in the bush. The construction of an access road onto Scouters Mountain has eased the difficulty of approach. However, there is still some thick growth on parts of this trip, which has not been lessened by the wet summer. Gaiters recommended. If the party is interested - tea in the bush.
-8.20 a m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station. ​CHANGE AT SUTHERLAND ​for rail motor to Engadine. + 
-Tickets : Waterfall return @ 5/90 MapPort Hacking Tourist or Camden Military, +8.20 a.m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station. ​Change at Sutherland ​for rail motor to Engadine. Tickets: Waterfall return @ 5/9. 
-Leader : David Ingram. + 
-JULY 15 Glenbrook The Oaks - Erskine Creek Lookout - Breakfast Creek - Euroka Glenbrook. 13 miles.+MapPort Hacking Tourist or Camden Military
 + 
 +Leader: David Ingram. 
 + 
 +=== July 15 === 
 + 
 +Glenbrook ​The Oaks - Erskine Creek Lookout - Breakfast Creek - Euroka ​Glenbrook. 13 miles. 
 Not much time for sitting around on this trip. Traverses an interesting part of the Blue Labyrinth. Could be scratchy in parts. Not much time for sitting around on this trip. Traverses an interesting part of the Blue Labyrinth. Could be scratchy in parts.
-8.54 am. Mt. Victoria train from Central Steam Station to Glenbrook. ​NOTE SPECIALLY ​altered departure time of train. Tickets ​Glonbrook return @ 13/9. Map : Liverpool MilitaryLeader : Jim Brown, + 
-FEDERATION REPORT ​- April 1962 Meeting. +8.54 am. Mt. Victoria train from Central Steam Station to Glenbrook. ​Note specially ​altered departure time of train. TicketsGlonbrook return @ 13/9. 
-  + 
-ITEMS FOR ATTENTION. '​Vhe.Bucihw4ker Annual. A committee comprising Messrs. Wagg Watson-, Parris and 141tche1l9 ​with power to co-opt further members as considered necessary has been formed to produce the next issue of "The Bushwalker Annual"​. The President and Secretary are ex-officio members. +Map: Liverpool Military
-The  ​Bushwalkers ​Bail 19620 Paddington Town Hall, Friday 14th September. + 
-Re-enactment of the Crossing of the Blue MountaipsTehtative ​dates are-Ta-down at 11th May i5g-3 to 28th May0-6-3. Volunteers are required to enact the roles of B1-1xland, Wentworth and Lawson, and +Leader: Jim Brown
-4 servants who accompanied them. Federation will co-operate with the Blue Mountains City Counr:ii+ 
-The Sydney Bushwalker ' June 1962. +---- 
-+ 
-New Notice Board at Pad'dy2s, will be situated in the vestibule outside the-TOT-7nd ​will provide a space of 17i inches square for the display of each Clubis ​notices. In this position, the notice board will be ,-available at all times. Advise Paddy by May 15, 1962 if any special design is required for the strips containing the Club names. +===== Federation Report ​- April 1962 Meeting. ​===== 
-Search ​and Rescue Practice Week-end. July 21 22, 1962. Nin. Melville says that the outing will not be designed as a picnic. See the -Club's Walks Programme. + 
--ITEMSFOR INFORMATIONBlocks ​8-9 Parish of Bulgo. It is anticipated ​TEET-MITT777EIT-Ee ​resumed, but it is not clear whether it will be 'added to Garrawarra or :National Park. +=== Items for attention=== 
-EL294...cti.I:​a ​in Blue Gum Forest.The Minds Dept. has not reached any decision ​-regarding the prospecting for coal in Blue Gum Forest area. BOUDDI NATURAL PARK. Advice is to be sought from the Maritime Services + 
-na17-177777e-nii-Conservation Service about the proposed work to be done at Bouddi. A date for a working bee is yet to be fixed. ​Search ​and Rescue. A party from Newcastle Y.M.C.A., decided to come +__The Bushwalker Annual__. A committee comprising Messrs. WaggWatson, Parris and Mitche1l, ​with power to co-opt further members as considered necessaryhas been formed to produce the next issue of "The Bushwalker Annual"​. The President and Secretary are ex-officio members. 
-UTIT7TTETRe-linion ​at Blue Gum via Victoria Falls. Owing to a sprained ankle and illness the party did not reach their cars at Govett'​s Leap until 12.55 pm on Monday afternoon. In the meantime + 
-S R had been alerted. Some recognition by the Royal Humane Society of the parts played by Russell Kippax and Graham Nelson in the rescue +__The  ​Bushwalkers ​Ball 1962__. ​Paddington Town Hall, Friday 14th September. 
- at Kanangra Rivulet in March is likely. + 
- Re-Union ​Report. 195 attended in spite of poor weather conditions. The camp fire was voted excellent. +__Re-enactment of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains__Tentative ​dates are set down at 11th May 1963 to 28th May 1963. Volunteers are required to enact the roles of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, and 4 servants who accompanied them. Federation will co-operate with the Blue Mountains City Council
-Heathcote ​Primitive ​Area. Application has been made by the Boy Scouts'​ Aisociation for a lease of portion of the area. A move will be made to protest to the lands Department against the proposal. A fresh set of aerial photos of the area is now available. The Electricity Commission has agreed to discontinue using poison on plants growing under the transmission lines crossing the Reserve. Access to tbe + 
- ​arata ​by motor vehicles via the Water Board road is causing the Trustees concern. +__New Notice Board at Paddy's__, will be situated in the vestibule outside the shop and will provide a space of 17½ inches square for the display of each Club'​s ​notices. In this position, the notice board will be available at all times. Advise Paddy by May 15, 1962 if any special design is required for the strips containing the Club names. 
-Tracks ​and Access. A large cairn has been erected and some warnirig + 
-signs painted near the Hornsby Rifle Range in an effort to prevent +__Search ​and Rescue Practice Week-end__. July 21 22, 1962. Nin. Melville says that the outing will not be designed as a picnic. See the Club's Walks Programme. 
-+ 
- L,​_Allamla_n_11Ia12:​122., is out of print and Arrny Authorities state that a reprint is not intended. The Army Mapping Section in Melbourne will be asked to re-consider the matter, as this sheet is of considerable use to walkers. +=== Items for information=== 
-walkers from wandering onto the Range+ 
-THE NEW LOOK AT PADDY S.+__Blocks ​8-9 Parish of Bulgo__. It is anticipated ​that this land will be resumed, but it is not clear whether it will be added to Garrawarra or National Park. 
 + 
 +__Prospecting ​in Blue Gum Forest__. The Minds Dept. has not reached any decision regarding the prospecting for coal in Blue Gum Forest area. 
 + 
 +__Bouddi Natural Park __. Advice is to be sought from the Maritime Services ​Board and the Soil Conservation Service about the proposed work to be done at Bouddi. A date for a working bee is yet to be fixed. 
 + 
 +__Search ​and Rescue__. A party from Newcastle Y.M.C.A., decided to come up from the Re-union at Blue Gum via Victoria Falls. Owing to a sprained ankle and illness the party did not reach their cars at Govett'​s Leap until 12.55 pm on Monday afternoon. In the meantime S R had been alerted. Some recognition by the Royal Humane Society of the parts played by Russell Kippax and Graham Nelson in the rescue at Kanangra Rivulet in March is likely. 
 + 
 +__Re-Union ​Report__. 195 attended in spite of poor weather conditions. The camp fire was voted excellent. 
 + 
 +__Heathcote ​Primitive ​Area__. Application has been made by the Boy Scouts'​ Aisociation for a lease of portion of the area. A move will be made to protest to the Lands Department against the proposal. A fresh set of aerial photos of the area is now available. The Electricity Commission has agreed to discontinue using poison on plants growing under the transmission lines crossing the Reserve. Access to the area by motor vehicles via the Water Board road is causing the Trustees concern. 
 + 
 +__Tracks ​and Access__. A large cairn has been erected and some warning ​signs painted near the Hornsby Rifle Range in an effort to prevent ​walkers from wandering onto the Range
 + 
 +__StAlban'​s Military Map__, is out of print and Army Authorities state that a reprint is not intended. The Army Mapping Section in Melbourne will be asked to re-consider the matter, as this sheet is of considerable use to walkers. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=== Paddy Made=== 
 + 
 +__The new look at Paddy'​s__. 
 Ski-ing Bushwalkers will be delighted with the "new look" at Paddy'​s. Ski equipment is displayed to advantage for all to see and handle. Come in and drool sometime over the gorgeous jackets, husky boots, smart skis and a wealth of minor items. Ski-ing Bushwalkers will be delighted with the "new look" at Paddy'​s. Ski equipment is displayed to advantage for all to see and handle. Come in and drool sometime over the gorgeous jackets, husky boots, smart skis and a wealth of minor items.
-Double boots come as low as 91101-. Kofix. soled skis at 911916+ 
-But Paddy hasn't forgotten the walker and he still has plenty of camping ​gar for his walking friends. +Double boots come as low as £9/10/-. Kofix. soled skis at £9/19/6. 
-EQUIPNENT FOR SKIERS AND WALKERS FROM + 
-PADDY'S+But Paddy hasn't forgotten the walker and he still has plenty of camping ​gear for his walking friends. 
-ADDY PALL + 
-Lightweight ​amp Gear +Equipment for skiers and walkers from Paddy's
-201 CASTLEREAGH ​St SYDNEY + 
-BM2685 ​NI I) +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight ​Camp Gear
-4ei + 
-16 The Sydney Bushwalker. June 1962+201 Castlereagh ​St., Sydney. ​BM2685. 
 + 
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 REPORT OF THE 1961 EXPEDITION TO THE CARSTENSZ MOUNTAINS OF NETHERLNDS NEW GUINEA - Part II. Leader Colin Putt. REPORT OF THE 1961 EXPEDITION TO THE CARSTENSZ MOUNTAINS OF NETHERLNDS NEW GUINEA - Part II. Leader Colin Putt.
 Initial difficulties with the plans. Initial difficulties with the plans.
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