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-The October General Meeting ​JUrn Brown 2+ 
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 Snow Fields Transport 4 Snow Fields Transport 4
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 CONUENTTS ​ CONUENTTS ​
 2. The Sydney Bushwalker November, 1964. 2. The Sydney Bushwalker November, 1964.
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 AT THE OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING. AT THE OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING.
 J. Brown. J. Brown.
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 After the protracted and argumentative Half Yearly meeting one might have expected a brief and subdued gathering in October, but it was otherwise. Obviously the Club is once again growing vocal and vociferous, and it seems likely that we're going through another phase of animated debates. After the protracted and argumentative Half Yearly meeting one might have expected a brief and subdued gathering in October, but it was otherwise. Obviously the Club is once again growing vocal and vociferous, and it seems likely that we're going through another phase of animated debates.
-Affairs got going at 8.15 with a welcome to three girl members ​ just + 
-to help redress the balance with all the young male members who have been admitted recently. Roslyn Perry, Wilma Bartlett and Christine Richards had taken the oath under sections 5 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (ee), (eee), (eeee), and whathaveyou ​of the Constitution. +Affairs got going at 8.15 with a welcome to three girl members just to help redress the balance with all the young male members who have been admitted recently. Roslyn Perry, Wilma Bartlett and Christine Richards had taken the oath under sections 5 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (ee), (eee), (eeee), and what have you of the Constitution. 
-First we elected as Assistant Secretary Grace Wags., and then after a alror correction at Ron Knigl-tley's instigation,​ the minutes were signed, without any business deriving from them. + 
-From Correspondence we learned that the Club's policy on parklands had been distributed to various authorities,​ most of whom had simply acknowledged the document. However the leader of the State Oplosition said it had been referred to the joint Policy ​Coomittee ​of the Liberal Party, and there was a lengthy answer from National Park Trust, which specified all the pursuits+First we elected as Assistant Secretary Grace Wags., and then after a alror correction at Ron Knightley's instigation,​ the minutes were signed, without any business deriving from them. 
 +From Correspondence we learned that the Club's policy on parklands had been distributed to various authorities,​ most of whom had simply acknowledged the document. However the leader of the State Oplosition said it had been referred to the joint Policy ​Committee ​of the Liberal Party, and there was a lengthy answer from National Park Trust, which specified all the pursuits
 that may be carried on under the charter of the Royal National Park. In spite of all these diverse activities, about 80% of the park had been preserved in an undeveloped state and consideration was being given to the designation of six places as primitive areas. that may be carried on under the charter of the Royal National Park. In spite of all these diverse activities, about 80% of the park had been preserved in an undeveloped state and consideration was being given to the designation of six places as primitive areas.
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 In a letter David Ingram had something to say of the discourtesy of In a letter David Ingram had something to say of the discourtesy of
-members of walking parties who broke away from the party without a byyour+members of walking parties who broke away from the party without a by your
-leave to the harassed leader. He suggested that he may have to give up leading day walks or bar certain troublesome people from his trips. In subsequent discussion Frank Ashdown said prospectives should not be aondemned ​for getting astray, especially when in company of a member, until their version ​had_ been heard. The President and Ron Knightley both pointed out that no one was bethg condemned and this was not a witch hunt. All the Club was trying to do in bringing it under notice was to save the sanity +leave to the harassed leader. He suggested that he may have to give up leading day walks or bar certain troublesome people from his trips. In subsequent discussion Frank Ashdown said prospectives should not be condemned ​for getting astray, especially when in company of a member, until their version ​had been heard. ​ 
-of leaders and avoid unpleasant mishaps ​On trips. + 
-Brian Harvey indicated that he wish sd to stand down as official+The President and Ron Knightley both pointed out that no one was being condemned and this was not a witch hunt. All the Club was trying to do in bringing it under notice was to save the sanity of leaders and avoid unpleasant mishaps ​on trips. 
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 +Brian Harvey indicated that he wish to stand down as official
 telephone contact for the Club and we were told that Shirley Dean would telephone contact for the Club and we were told that Shirley Dean would
 take his place. There was also word of a souvenir postcard to be signed by the members of the Heard Island expedition and specially franked for postage at a cost of 5/. take his place. There was also word of a souvenir postcard to be signed by the members of the Heard Island expedition and specially franked for postage at a cost of 5/.
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 The Treasurer said we had established a record ​ for the first time in his tenure of office our ready cash stood at more than 200  215/21/ to be precise. He refused to be drawn into a forecast of his attitude towards subscriptions at the next Annual Meeting. The Treasurer said we had established a record ​ for the first time in his tenure of office our ready cash stood at more than 200  215/21/ to be precise. He refused to be drawn into a forecast of his attitude towards subscriptions at the next Annual Meeting.
-November, 1964 The Sydney Bushwalker 3+
 From the WaiEs Secretary we learned that September had been a fairly active month; a party of sii led by Michael Short found Blatch'​s.Pass from the Nattai to be elusive and finally came out via Starlight'​s Pass quite late on the Sunday. The sme weekend misty loondons caused From the WaiEs Secretary we learned that September had been a fairly active month; a party of sii led by Michael Short found Blatch'​s.Pass from the Nattai to be elusive and finally came out via Starlight'​s Pass quite late on the Sunday. The sme weekend misty loondons caused
 some difficulty to Bill LG,A's party on Goolara Peak. In trying out some wild country near Mount Cameron, Dave Balmer and party thought "Deep Pass" too deep for a night walk and returned on Monday. David Ingram had a Sunday party of 24 through fine wildflowers around the back of Wby Way. some difficulty to Bill LG,A's party on Goolara Peak. In trying out some wild country near Mount Cameron, Dave Balmer and party thought "Deep Pass" too deep for a night walk and returned on Monday. David Ingram had a Sunday party of 24 through fine wildflowers around the back of Wby Way.
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 content with a smaller fire. Jack Wren reported that the firewood situation there was growing very unsatisfactory and fewer people took part in hauling the logs each year. content with a smaller fire. Jack Wren reported that the firewood situation there was growing very unsatisfactory and fewer people took part in hauling the logs each year.
 The President advised that, following the Constitutional amendments made at the September meeting, Committee had resolved on the following procedural principles - (1) that on Instructional weekend walks instruction should be given in first aid, map reading, bushcraft and the general policy on conservation,​ and (ii) if prospective members missed the map reading or first aid lectures at such weekends, and could not satisfactorily answer the questions on these topics, they may find it necessary to attend another Instructional walk. The President advised that, following the Constitutional amendments made at the September meeting, Committee had resolved on the following procedural principles - (1) that on Instructional weekend walks instruction should be given in first aid, map reading, bushcraft and the general policy on conservation,​ and (ii) if prospective members missed the map reading or first aid lectures at such weekends, and could not satisfactorily answer the questions on these topics, they may find it necessary to attend another Instructional walk.
-Frank Ashdown now presented the subject that contributed most to the might'​s argument: he said that too many prospectives,​ and indeed members, were not buying their own gear, but were relying on hiring the Club gear, and furthermore some failed to return it promptly. He therefore rroposed a double-barelled motion - that no more biz packs be bought and when replacement packs were needed, only day walk types be obtained: that a surcharge of 51- be imposed on people who retained Club equitment ​beyond The time+Frank Ashdown now presented the subject that contributed most to the might'​s argument: he said that too many prospectives,​ and indeed members, were not buying their own gear, but were relying on hiring the Club gear, and furthermore some failed to return it promptly. He therefore rroposed a double-barelled motion - that no more biz packs be bought and when replacement packs were needed, only day walk types be obtained: that a surcharge of 51- be imposed on people who retained Club equipment ​beyond The time
 of hiring. of hiring.
-4. The Sydney Bushwaiker November, 1964.+
 Gordon Redmond wanted to amend this to the effect that the Hirings Officer should have sole and undisputed right to issue the gear and could refuse hirings to any unsatisfactory hirer or anyone whom he considered should not need to hire. The President ruled this out of order and we settled down to debate the original. Phyllis Ratcliffe asked if the Club was out of pocket over the hirings and on finding we were not, asked why we wanted to change the procedure. Bob Godfrey opposed the motion ​ it was important to the membership pecple to be able to get gear for newcomers when needed. Although he sympathised with this attitude, Jack Wren supported the motion because he felt the Club should not supply gear to people for an indefinite time. Gordon Redmond wanted to amend this to the effect that the Hirings Officer should have sole and undisputed right to issue the gear and could refuse hirings to any unsatisfactory hirer or anyone whom he considered should not need to hire. The President ruled this out of order and we settled down to debate the original. Phyllis Ratcliffe asked if the Club was out of pocket over the hirings and on finding we were not, asked why we wanted to change the procedure. Bob Godfrey opposed the motion ​ it was important to the membership pecple to be able to get gear for newcomers when needed. Although he sympathised with this attitude, Jack Wren supported the motion because he felt the Club should not supply gear to people for an indefinite time.
 Bill Burke also proposed an amendment ​ that hirings be made to people during the first three months of their prospective membership, but this too, was held as being outside the proper ambit of the original motion. The motion was put and lost. Bill Burke also proposed an amendment ​ that hirings be made to people during the first three months of their prospective membership, but this too, was held as being outside the proper ambit of the original motion. The motion was put and lost.
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 Gordon Redmond now presented his earlier amendment as a fullblown motion, but it was argued that this placed too heavy a responsibility on the Hiring Officer and might expose him to accusations of victimisation. So it, too, went down. Gordon Redmond now presented his earlier amendment as a fullblown motion, but it was argued that this placed too heavy a responsibility on the Hiring Officer and might expose him to accusations of victimisation. So it, too, went down.
 Now Ron Knightley came up with another variant, one which bypassed the Now Ron Knightley came up with another variant, one which bypassed the
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 proposed that each new prospective be allowed six uses of the hiring service (irrespective of how many different items were hired on each occasion) and thereafter his name be deleted from the eligible list. In this form, proposed that each new prospective be allowed six uses of the hiring service (irrespective of how many different items were hired on each occasion) and thereafter his name be deleted from the eligible list. In this form,
 and after some suggestions that it imposed rather a lot of extra recording on the part of the Hirings Officer, the motion was carried. and after some suggestions that it imposed rather a lot of extra recording on the part of the Hirings Officer, the motion was carried.
-Little remained to be done: Frank Ashdown had one more comment +Little remained to be done: Frank Ashdown had one more comment. Leaders ​sometimes ​criticised ​prospectives for coming on trips with the wrong type of clothing, ​footwear ​or equipment, but he considered it was the leader'​s function to advise beginners on this instead of complaining afterwards. ​ 
-leaders ​sometimes ​criticized ​prospectives for coming on trips with the wrong type of clothing, ​footmasar ​or equipment, but he considered it was the leader'​s function to advise beginners on this instead of complaining afterwards. Then the Room Stewards, who had been obliged to carry on for two months, were relieved, and the new guard set about closing windows even as the meeting ended at 9.55 p m.+ 
 +Then the Room Stewards, who had been obliged to carry on for two months, were relieved, and the new guard set about closing windows even as the meeting ended at 9.55 p m. 
 SNOWFIELDS TRANSPORT. SNOWFIELDS TRANSPORT.
 In a recent editorial we criticized the Kosciusko Park Trust for In a recent editorial we criticized the Kosciusko Park Trust for
 its inadequate snowploughing of the road to Smiggins. We have been told that this ploughing is '​entirely the responsibility of the Department its inadequate snowploughing of the road to Smiggins. We have been told that this ploughing is '​entirely the responsibility of the Department
 of Main Roads. Our criticism was therefore misguided and we are sorry about this. Also, later in the season, with milder weather, the Snowfields Transport worked smoothly, so that our allegation of indifference on the part of Ansett Industries should be withdrawn. Our suggestion of panic and bungling during the heavy snowfall probably stands; it is armchair criticism, but other countries with longer roads and heavier snowfall don't seem to suffer a complete breakdown of transport. of Main Roads. Our criticism was therefore misguided and we are sorry about this. Also, later in the season, with milder weather, the Snowfields Transport worked smoothly, so that our allegation of indifference on the part of Ansett Industries should be withdrawn. Our suggestion of panic and bungling during the heavy snowfall probably stands; it is armchair criticism, but other countries with longer roads and heavier snowfall don't seem to suffer a complete breakdown of transport.
-November, 1964 The Sydney Bushwalker+ 
 WATSON'​S CRAGS - The Reconnaissance WATSON'​S CRAGS - The Reconnaissance
 and the Big Climb. and the Big Climb.
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 it began snowing heavily and the track was quickly covered. Some turned back to Watson'​s camp, while many grumbled, but all in all, it was something it began snowing heavily and the track was quickly covered. Some turned back to Watson'​s camp, while many grumbled, but all in all, it was something
 different to walk through the snowedup forest. When we reached the hut at different to walk through the snowedup forest. When we reached the hut at
-November, 1964 The Sydney DushwaIker 7.+
 canyon camp/ we found two blokes there who had come earlier, and did not expect us to show up as they said you would have to be made to come up in this weather. The hut had three bunks so we cramped in 12 people and put 4 in the laundry. That night most of us lay awake listening to the rats eating our food  two to a bunk is bad enough but three is absolute hell especially when Duncan is one of them. canyon camp/ we found two blokes there who had come earlier, and did not expect us to show up as they said you would have to be made to come up in this weather. The hut had three bunks so we cramped in 12 people and put 4 in the laundry. That night most of us lay awake listening to the rats eating our food  two to a bunk is bad enough but three is absolute hell especially when Duncan is one of them.
 Sunday was the day of the Dig Climb so we woke at 6.009 saw that the weather was baa and clithhed back into bed. Mere was some good news however, the rats had only eaten Duncanis food and not touched anybody elses. This was the big day so I will give a graphic descriptions- Sunday was the day of the Dig Climb so we woke at 6.009 saw that the weather was baa and clithhed back into bed. Mere was some good news however, the rats had only eaten Duncanis food and not touched anybody elses. This was the big day so I will give a graphic descriptions-
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-Rightly or wrongly there is no doubt that many of today'​s walkers are pruoared ​to carry more weight than the walker of yesteryear. +Rightly or wrongly there is no doubt that many of today'​s walkers are prepared ​to carry more weight than the walker of yesteryear. 
-The popular and practical way to carry this weig without any apparent extra effort is with the "​square"​ or "​H"​ framed ​padk,+The popular and practical way to carry this weight ​without any apparent extra effort is with the "​square"​ or "​H"​ framed ​pack,
 Our "​mountaineer"​ model and "​pathfinder"​ model Our "​mountaineer"​ model and "​pathfinder"​ model
 have both proved themselves, in the tradition of Paddy made gear, to be rugged, wellmade and prac,tical. have both proved themselves, in the tradition of Paddy made gear, to be rugged, wellmade and prac,tical.
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 Lightweight Camp Gear Lightweight Camp Gear
 10 The Sydney Bushwalker November, 1964 10 The Sydney Bushwalker November, 1964
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 TRAVERSE OF THE AIGUILLE DU GREPON (11424 ft) TRAVERSE OF THE AIGUILLE DU GREPON (11424 ft)
  
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