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 +=====Emotinoal Conservationists.=====
  
-EMOTIONALIST CONSERVATIONISTS. 
 by Marie B. Byles. by Marie B. Byles.
 +
 This is mainly to express gratitude for the restrained and judicial attitude of the editorial in the August issue even while making a plea for the exclusion of powered vehicles from wilderness areas. This is mainly to express gratitude for the restrained and judicial attitude of the editorial in the August issue even while making a plea for the exclusion of powered vehicles from wilderness areas.
-Perhaps it would assist the conservationists to adopt the editor'​s + 
-restrained attitude if we remembered that we should not get 'hot under the collar'​ about the misdeeds of others if we were not hating the same type of '​sin'​ in ourselves. This is a psychological fact. 7e do not worry +Perhaps it would assist the conservationists to adopt the editor'​s restrained attitude if we remembered that we should not get 'hot under the collar'​ about the misdeeds of others if we were not hating the same type of '​sin'​ in ourselves. This is a psychological fact. We do not worry about other people'​s misdeeds if we do not have basically the same failings ourselves. Next time we find ourselves getting ​angry, ​look within and find that underneath it is our own ugly side that we are subconsciously hating. 
-about other people'​s misdeeds if we do not have basically the same failings +
-ourselves. Next time we find ourselves getting ​angry9 ​look within and +
-find that underneath it is our own ugly side that we are subconsciously hating.+
 This does not mean that we must stop working for conservation. On the contrary it means saving our energies instead of wasting them on hating others who despoil nature. This does not mean that we must stop working for conservation. On the contrary it means saving our energies instead of wasting them on hating others who despoil nature.
-In the case that the editor mentioned, the offenders were trail bike riders who are believed to have tied bushes to their vehicles, set them on fire, and dashed through the disused tunnels thereby destroying the + 
-exquisitely beautiful glow worms. They were doubtlessly perfectly pleasant lads, but they were considering their own fun regardless both of +In the case that the editor mentioned, the offenders were trail bike riders who are believed to have tied bushes to their vehicles, set them on fire, and dashed through the disused tunnels thereby destroying the exquisitely beautiful glow worms. They were doubtlessly perfectly pleasant lads, but they were considering their own fun regardless both of the needs of others ​and the needs of nature. In other words, it was their own self interests that guided their activities - just a lark, why not? 
-the needs of otheis ​and the needs of nature. In other words, it was their own self interests that guided their activities - just a lark, why not? + 
-I like to think that bushwalkers,​ who were first among the conservationists following Myles Dumphy ​(the father of Mylo), would never do such +I like to think that bushwalkers,​ who were first among the conservationists following Myles Dunphy ​(the father of Mylo), would never do such a dastardly thing as those trail bike riders. But are we really any better, when we follow our own self interests regardless of the interests of nature and of other peole? 
-a dastardly thing as those trail bike riders. But are we really any + 
-better, when we follow our own self interests regardless of the interests +When there was a proposal to take a road along Narrow ​Necks the bushwalkers to whom I talked about it, remarked, "Good ohWe can then get out to the Gangerangs (or whatever their pet objective) in a short week end." They were oblivious of the superb beauty of the Narrow Nedks and the views that the cars rushing through would never reveal. They cared nothing that this area provided the best bushwalking country within easy reach of the railwaythey knew nothing of the tourist type of bushwalker who '​adores walking'​ nor of the numerous children who enjoy it. 
-of nature and of other peole? + 
-When there was a proposal to take a road along Narro7 ​Necks the bushwalkers to whom I talked about it, remarked, "Good oh We can then get out to the Gangerangs (or whatever their pet objective) in a short +If we bushwalkers are seeking only our own selfish pleasures regardless of others and of the well being of nature, are we any better than those trail motor cyclists who were merely having a good lark? 
-week end." They were oblivious of the superb beauty of the Narrow Nedks and the views that the cars rushing through would never reveal. They + 
-cared nothing that this area provided the best bushwalking country within easy reach of the railway they knew nothing of the tourist type of bushwalker who '​adores walking'​ nor of the numerous children who enjoy it. +On the boat on which my family travelled to Australia in 1911 there were toilet cubicles whose doors were high above the floor. My little brothers crawled underneath the doors, put the '​vacant'​ latch over and substituted the '​engaged'​ signal, and crawled back again. Then from a safe distance they giggled as the unfortunate steward climbed up and from the top struggled to get the '​engaged'​ changed to the '​vacant'​ signal. We laugh at the little boyish prank. But what is the difference between their lark and that of trail bike riders with their burning bushes? In both cases something or someone was injured. 
-If we bushwalkers are seeking only our own selfish pleasures +
-regardless of others and of the well being of nature, are we any better +
-than those trail motor cyclists who were merely having a good lark? +
-On the boat on which my family travelled to Australia in 1911 there +
-were toilet cubicles whose doors were high above the floor. My little brothers crawled underneath the doors, put the '​vacant'​ latch over and substituted the '​engaged'​ signal, and crawled back again. Then from a safe distance they giggled as the unfortunate steward climbed up and +
-Page 1 1 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER October, 1976. +
-from the top struggled to get the '​engaged'​ changed to the '​vacant'​ signal. We laugh at the little boyish prank. But what is the difference between their lark and that of trail bike riders with their burning bushes? In both cases something or someone was injured.+
 This is no reason for not making rules and regulations to prevent powered vehicles from entering wild bushlands by side tracks. But we cannot expect such regulations to be effective if we do not ourselves set the example of selflessness. This is no reason for not making rules and regulations to prevent powered vehicles from entering wild bushlands by side tracks. But we cannot expect such regulations to be effective if we do not ourselves set the example of selflessness.
 +
 What about that electricity tower at the entrance of Coolana. Is it a fact that we tried to get more compensation than was offered? Is it not a fact that we did not need any money at all and that the tower was in fact a benefit to us. Why then did we selfishly seek for any money? Why did we not send it back? What about that electricity tower at the entrance of Coolana. Is it a fact that we tried to get more compensation than was offered? Is it not a fact that we did not need any money at all and that the tower was in fact a benefit to us. Why then did we selfishly seek for any money? Why did we not send it back?
-We complain about rapacious land subdividers who take away our beloved bush. At the same time we try and get land for ourselves on the edge of bushlands and end by destroying more bush, and finally when the rates rise too steeply, subdivide it, stick out for the highest possible price - and watch more bush being' ​bulldozed!+ 
 +We complain about rapacious land subdividers who take away our beloved bush. At the same time we try and get land for ourselves on the edge of bushlands and end by destroying more bush, and finally when the rates rise too steeply, subdivide it, stick out for the highest possible price - and watch more bush being bulldozed! 
 hip wonder conservationists tend to get emotional and angry. We are most just as self-seeking as others. hip wonder conservationists tend to get emotional and angry. We are most just as self-seeking as others.
-Two new publications with a conservation objective have just came + 
-to hand. Before we bring out such publications do we ever remember that Levery ​sheet of paper used, directly or indirectly, helps to destroy the very trees which we conservationists help to preserve? And so let me end quickly before using more paper and helping to murder more trees! +Two new publications with a conservation objective have just come to hand. Before we bring out such publications do we ever remember that every sheet of paper used, directly or indirectly, helps to destroy the very trees which we conservationists help to preserve? And so let me end quickly before using more paper and helping to murder more trees! 
-* * * * * * * * * * * *+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Christmas Party.==== 
 Make a diary note now so as not to forget the Club Christmas party to be held at the Club on Wednesday 15th. December. Further details in this Magazine next month. Make a diary note now so as not to forget the Club Christmas party to be held at the Club on Wednesday 15th. December. Further details in this Magazine next month.
-*********** + 
-Page 1 2. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER October, 1976. +---- 
-THE ANNAPURNA SANGTU RY + 
-"+=====The Annapurna Sanctuary.===== 
 by Peter Harris. by Peter Harris.
-I thought I had typhoid, and thus delayed my flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The following morning all was well, except for a brilliant + 
-yellow tongue and a most revolting taste in my mouth, and it was with a feeling more of apprehension than enthusiasm that I boarded the Pilatus +I thought I had typhoid, and thus delayed my flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The following morning all was well, except for a brilliant yellow tongue and a most revolting taste in my mouth, and it was with a feeling more of apprehension than enthusiasm that I boarded the Pilatus Portus at Tribuhaven Airport en route (at last) for Pokhara. With me was my sherpa/​porter/​cook,​ whom I had hired in Kathmandu, and who arranged the purchase and hire of supplies we needed. Once at Pokhara we hired another porter to carry some food and tent, etc., and within 20 minutes of landing we set off along the dusty trail from Pokhara bound for the Gurung village of Hengja, site of the first night'​s camp. 
-Portus at Tribuhaven Airport en route (at last) for Pokhara. With me + 
-was my sherpa/​porter/​cook,​ whom I had hired in Kathmandu, and who arranged +It was indeed a pleasant change to see the difference in culture between the Sherpa people and Gurung people, the most striking difference is the construction of dwellings. Sherpa houses are chiefly made of disorderly stones or mud, with either nonconforming slate or bamboo as roofing material, whilst Gurung houses are more neat, comprising walls chiefly made of mud, and either ​thatched ​or neat slate roofs. The Gurung people are less outgoing by nature than the Sherpas, and their mode of dress is more stereotyped. 
-the purchase and hire of supplies we needed. Once at Pokhara we hired another porter to carry some food and telit, etc., and within 20 minutes of landing we set off along the dusty trail from Pokharasbound ​for the + 
-Gurung village of Hengja, site of the first night'​s camp. +At Henja we pitched the tent in the river bed. Having been in many similar, embarrassing situations like this one before, I was well awre of the possilility ​of rain and flood. Suffice to say, nature did not spoil my unbroken record, and early morning saw me floating, tent and pack in hand, through flood waters to high ground in the form of a leaking tea house. It was the only house that I have ever been in where full waterproof gear and umbrella ​were needed to keep dry. 
-It was indeed a pleasant change to see the difference in culture between the Sherpa people and Gurung people, the most striking difference is the construction of dwellings. Sherpa houses are chiefly made of disorderly stones or mud, with either nonconforming slate or bamboo as + 
-roofing material, whilst Gurung houses are more neat, comprising walls chiefly made of mud, and either ​the,​ehed ​or neat slate roofs. The Gurung people are less outgoing by nature than the Sherpas, and their mode of dress is more stereotyped. +After studying ​the rather suspect sediment in my tea, and standing over the water pot to ensure that it boiled, we made our way up the river valley to a tiny group of tea houses called Suikhet, and left the standard path to begin the arduous climb to Dhumpus. The rhododendron forest was almost ​jungle-like ​in its density, with much lichen and mosses hanging from the branches and with bright sunshine the branches were shimmering with the early morning ​rain, After a climb of 4,000 feet, and passing through the terraced village of Astern, we arrived at an inn on the ridge top. Here, at lunchtime, my sherpa complained of headaches, so feeling the part of the big white medicine man, I supplied him with two aspirin. Poor chap nearly ​died! How was I to know he was allergic to A.P.C.? I carried the pack and gear up to our campsite at Dhumpus, and returned to the inn to assist the sherpa back to Dhumpus. 
-At Henja we pitched the tent in the river bed. Having been in many similar, embarrassing situations like this one before, I was well awre of the possThility ​of rain and flood. Suffice to say, nature did not + 
-spoil my unbroken record., and early morning saw me floing, tent and pack +From Dhumpus, ​Machapucharre ​stands spectacularly ​snow-capped ​above the ridge, reminding one very much of the majesty ​of Ama Dablam near Khumjung. Beyond the ridge Phewa Tal (the lake at Pokhara) can be glimpsed, and as one goes higher the might and beauty of Annapurna Himal is seen through the trees, and presents ​a magnificent vista from Dhumpus Pass. Dhaulagiri can also be seen above Ghandrung ​from this point. 
-in hand, through flood waters to high ground in the form of a leaking tea house. It was the only house that I have ever been in where full waterproof gear and uMbrela ​were needed to keep dry. + 
-After staying ​the rather suspect sediment in my tea, and standing +About here I fell into conversation with a Nepalese farmer who was later described to me as a "very rich man" because he owned 60 sheep. He was very keen for my little knowledge of fruit cultivation and described his country as a useless place which will grow nothing. Questions also directed at me were in regard to the number of wives I had in Australia, number of children from each wife, and my "extra-curricular" sex life. Being somewhat on guard, I bade him farewell at Landrang and made a most knee-jarring ​descent to the Mode Khola River, glancing unbelievingly at the route up the cliffs opposite the village of Ghandrung perched high above the river. 
-over the water pot to ensure that it boiled, we made our way up the river + 
-valley to a tiny group of tea houses called Suikhet, and left the standard path to begin the arduous climb to Dhumpus. The rhododendron forest was almost ​junglelike ​in itb density, with much lichen and mosses hanging from the branches and with bright sunshine the branches were shimmering with the early mornin. ​rain, After aclimb of 49000 feet, and passing through the terraced village of Astern, we arrived at an inn on the ridge top. Here, at lunchtime, my sherpa complained of headaches, so feeling +A break at a tea house about one-third ​of the way up the climb refreshed me for the remainder of the ascent, and it was with a feeling of deep exhaustion that I stumbled into the Hotel Annapurna at Ghandrung, making all sorts of noises and signs for food and water. With me in the hotel were a French hippie, a Japanese couple, an Australian girl and a Frenchman who later accomparied me up into the Sanctuary. In this hotel you pay only for the food you eat, and nothing for accommodation,​ and the evening was passed by drinking much "​chang",​ which is an alcoholic drink fermented from rice, and discussing the qualities ​of hashish, both good but more bad. 
-the part of the big white medicine man, I supplied him with two aspirin. + 
-Poor chap nearly ​diedl How was I to know he was allergic to A.P.C.? +The following morning was wet, and as we made our way through the orderly, ​neat slate-roofed ​houses of Ghandrung, it was possible to see way up the Mode Khola Valley into the canyon area, about two day's walk away. I was shatteredThe rain continued as we passed through the slate quarries for Ghandrung village, and finally took shelter in a tea house perched high on a ridge before the 2500 feet descent to the Khumnakhola. 
-I carried the pack and gear up to our campsite at Dhumpus, and returned to the inn to assist the sherpa back to DhumiDus+ 
-From Dhumpus, ​Nachapucharre ​stands spectacularly ​snowcapped ​above the ridge, reminding one very much of the ma:​esty ​of Ama Dablam near Khumjung. Beyond the ridge Phewa Tal (the lake at Pokhara) can be glimpsed, and as one goes higher the might and -beauty of Annapurna Himal is seen through the trees, and _presents ​a magnificent vista from Dhumpus Pass. Dhaulagiri can also be seen above Gh andrung ​from this point. +Despite the inclement weather conditions the day was still hot, so we stopped again at Khumna Khola village for more tea. My most vivid impression of the place was witnessing, to my horror and disgust, two small children ​a boy and a girl, urinating into the water channel from which came the water for tea. I almost choked on the liquid I was drinking. 
-About here I fell into conversation with a Nepalese farmer who was + 
-Page 1 3,, THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER October, 1976. +With this village behind us, we were climbing very steeply prior to the ascent, and almost level with itMy Sherpa led me over a suspect track which I didn't think had been used since the time of Genghis Khan, and somehow, after passing through almost luxuriant rain forest, we arrived for lunch at the small gurung village of Chomro. My Sherpa cooked a most beautiful meal, and after 2 1/2 hours, I could barely walk. We waddled off, crossing ​the Chomrung River on a stable footbridge, and then left behind the last traces of villages for the Annapurna Sanctuary. 
-later described to me at a "very rich man" because he owned 60 sheep. He was very keen for my little knowledge of fruit cultivation and + 
-described his country as a useless place which will grow nothing. +More thick rain forest, comprising chiefly rhododendron trees and mosses with some large unidentified ferns and orchids kept us spellbound by its intense beauty and alpine ​fragility. There were many leeches on the ground, sometimes in a seething black mass of bodies, and I admired the fortitude of the barefoot Nepalis we passed who were returning to Chomro. There was a fleeing mass in the jungle which we later identified as a leopard near pool of water. Thus, at Kulde Gar, where we made our camp near the British Experimental Sheep Station, I elected to pitch a tent and seek its psychological safety, rather than brave exposure like a dead piece of meat. 
-Questions also directed at me were in regard to the number of wives I had in Australia, number of children from each wifo, and my "extracurricular" sex life. Being somewhat on guard, I bade him farewell at Landrang and made a most kneejarring ​descent to the Mode Khola River, glancing unbelievingly at the route up the cliffs opposite the village of Ghandrung perched high above the river. +
-A break at a tea house about onethird ​of the way up the climb refreshed me for the remainder of the ascent, and it was with a feeling of deep exhaustion that I stumbled into the Hotel Annapurna at Ghandrung, making all sorts of noises and signs for food and water. With me in the hotel were a French hippie, a Japanese couple, an Australian girl and a Frenchman who later accomparied me up into the Sanctuary. In this hotel you pay only for the food you eat, and nothing for accommodation,​ and the evening was passedby drinking much "​chang",​ which is an alcoholic drink fermented from rice, and discussing the aualities ​of hashish, both +
-good but more bad. +
-The following morning was wet, and as we made our way through the orderly, ​1-,eat slateroofed ​houses of Ghandrung, it was possible to see +
-way up the Mode Khola Valley into the canyon area, about two day's walk away. I was shattered ​The rain continued as We passed through the slate quarries for Ghandrung village, and finally took shelter in a tea house perched high on a ridge before the 2500 feet descent to the Khumnakhola. +
-Despite the inclement weather conditions the day was still hot, so +
-we stopped again at Khumna Khola village for more tea. My most vivid impression of the place was witnessing, to my horror and disgust, two +
-small children a boy and a girl, urinating into the water channel from which came the water for tea. I almost choked on the liquid I was drinking. +
-With this village behind us, we were climbing very steeply prior to +
-the ascent, and almost level with it My Sherpa led me over a suspect track which I didn't think had been used since the time of Genghis Khan, and somehow, after passing through almost luxuriant rain forest, we arrived for lunch at the small gurung village of Chomro. My Sherpa cooked a most beautiful meal, and after 21, hours, I could barely walk. We waddled off, crossin(; ​the Chomrung River on a stable footbridge, and then left behind the last traces of villages for the Annapurna Sanctuary. +
-More thick rain forest, comprising chiefly rhododendron trees and mosses with some large unidentified ferns and orchids kept us spellbound by its intense beauty and alpine ​f'​agility. There were many leeches on the ground, sometimes in a seething black mass of bodies, and I admired the fortitude of the barefoot Nepalis we passed who were returning to Chomro. There was a fleeing mass in the jungle which we later identified as a leopard near E, pool of water. Thus, at Kulde Gar, where we made our camp near the British Experimental Sheep Station, I elected +
-Page 14. THE SYLVEY BUSHWALKER October, 1976. +
-to pitch a tent and seek its psychological safety, rather than brave exposure like a dead piece of meat.+
 The following morning was the start of our own private monsoon in the Mode Khola Valley, and we braved the elements to move up and seek the shelter of Hinko Cave. In a spectacular setting at the lower gates of the Sanctuary, we pined away both at the loss of good views, and the occasional view of the summit block of Machapucharre. The Frenchman from Ghandrung caught us up here, and we dined together like kings on a sumptuous meal prepared by our Sherpa hosts. The following morning was the start of our own private monsoon in the Mode Khola Valley, and we braved the elements to move up and seek the shelter of Hinko Cave. In a spectacular setting at the lower gates of the Sanctuary, we pined away both at the loss of good views, and the occasional view of the summit block of Machapucharre. The Frenchman from Ghandrung caught us up here, and we dined together like kings on a sumptuous meal prepared by our Sherpa hosts.
-The Annapurna Sanctuary was within half-a-day'​s reach, but bad weather on the following morning persuaded us to make it a one-day trip and return to Hinko Cave in the evening. Before the ritual mists rolled in we arrived at Machapuchnrre ​Base Camp, which was taken over by a group of + 
-German Trekkers. And then, in blizzard conditions we set off up the lower slopes of Tent Peak, eventually being forced by decreasing weather +The Annapurna Sanctuary was within half-a-day'​s reach, but bad weather on the following morning persuaded us to make it a one-day trip and return to Hinko Cave in the evening. Before the ritual mists rolled in we arrived at Machapucharre ​Base Camp, which was taken over by a group of German Trekkers. And then, in blizzard conditions we set off up the lower slopes of Tent Peak, eventually being forced by decreasing weather conditions to return. Having heard so much about the strong walking capabilities of Sherpas, I was rather astounded in Hinko Cave when I arrived back three-quarters of an hour ahead of my Sherpa. 
-conditions to return. Having heard so much about the strong walking capabilities of Sherpas, I was rather astounded in Hinko Cave when I arrived back three-quarters of an hour ahead of my Sherpa. + 
-We didn't really see anything very much in the Sanctuary, and to +We didn't really see anything very much in the Sanctuary, and to this day I regret not having more available time to make the trek in better weather conditions. On the return to Pokhara we occasionally glanced back to obtain some impressive views of the Annapurna Himal and Machapucharre ​framed perfectly between the forest trees, but it was always with a sour feeling of anti-climax
-this day I regret not having more available time to make the trek in better weather conditions. On the return to Pokhara we occasionally glanced back to obtain some impressive views of the Annapurna Himal and Macha- + 
-pucharre ​framed perfectly between the forest trees, but it was always with a sour feeling of anti-climax, +We returned via Sholebatti on the Mode Khola River, and Chandrakot and Lumle, and camped at Suikhet before the final slog to Pokhara. Back in Kathmandu, I was presented with a bowl full of fruit by my Sherpa, and was pleased to be able to provide him with a letter of reference which he eagerly sought after and obviously treasured. 
-We returned via Sholebatti on the Mode Khola River, and Chandrakot + 
-and Lumle, and camped at Suikhet before the final slog to Pokhara. Back in Kathmandu, I was presented with a bowl full of fruit by my Sherpa, and was pleased to be able to provide him with a letter of reference which he eagerly sought after and obviously treasured. +The sojourn to the Annapurna Sanctuary was a delightful experience which I shall never forget, and I now count several ​Nepali ​people amongst my closest friends. 
-The sojourn to the Annapurna Sanctuary was a delightful experience which I shall never forget, and I now count several ​Nopali ​people amongst my closest friends. + 
-It is a beautiful ​oountry ​with a beautiful people. Don't miss it. +It is a beautiful ​country ​with a beautiful people. Don't miss it. 
-Page 15 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER October, 19760 + 
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-Page 1 6. THE SYINEY BUSEWALKER Octoboi,, 1976+
-A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO KALA PATTARI ​ +
-PART 2,+
 by Gordon Lee. by Gordon Lee.
 +
 Chest infections, necessitating anti-biotics delayed us half a day at Panghoche but we enjoyed the rest. Forgot to mention that Lin also paid off her porter at Tenghoche so we were both "going it alone"​. Chest infections, necessitating anti-biotics delayed us half a day at Panghoche but we enjoyed the rest. Forgot to mention that Lin also paid off her porter at Tenghoche so we were both "going it alone"​.
-From Tenghoche the landscape is dominated by Khantega and Thamserku, two quite awesome peaks, but as you approach Panghoche Ama Dablam leaves no doubt in the mind why the Sherpas revere this as the sacred mountain. + 
-Sherpa Mother they call it and will not allow it to be cliMbed. As you +From Tenghoche the landscape is dominated by Khantega and Thamserku, two quite awesome peaks, but as you approach Panghoche Ama Dablam leaves no doubt in the mind why the Sherpas revere this as the sacred mountain. Sherpa Mother they call it and will not allow it to be climbed. As you near it and pass it, the everchanging ​aspect ​of this ice-corniced tooth of rock draws your attention with irresistible magnetism. 
-near it and pass it, the everchanging ​aspe6t ​of this ice-corniced tooth of rock draws your attention with irresistible magnetism.+
 Periche, that tiny village cradled in the hollow of a giant palm, the fingers of Ama Dablam, Towoche, Khantega, Thamserku and Awi rending the azure above, but these, like figurines on the hand of a puppeteer look down benignly, smiling on the tiny mortals whom they have allowed to occupy this portion of the Khumbu Valley. Periche, that tiny village cradled in the hollow of a giant palm, the fingers of Ama Dablam, Towoche, Khantega, Thamserku and Awi rending the azure above, but these, like figurines on the hand of a puppeteer look down benignly, smiling on the tiny mortals whom they have allowed to occupy this portion of the Khumbu Valley.
-We had been lucky so far. The altitude demon had let us off lightly. We had been wary however, for it does not pay to disregard him. A number of trekkers have already paid the penalty. One Japanese died while we were there. However except for leaden feet and a little shortage of + 
-breath things were fairly normal. By the time we reached Periche we +We had been lucky so far. The altitude demon had let us off lightly. We had been wary however, for it does not pay to disregard him. A number of trekkers have already paid the penalty. One Japanese died while we were there. However except for leaden feet and a little shortage of breath things were fairly normal. By the time we reached Periche we had climbed to 16,​000'​. Periche was at 14,​000'​ and temperatures had dropped correspondingly. To go out in the middle of the night to seek relief was quite an experience. 
-had climbed to 16,​000'​. Periche was at 14,​000'​ and temperatures had + 
-dropped correspondingly. To go out in the middle of the night to seek +At Loboche, the Tea Man not being present, there was only one hut that could be used. A small, windowless, doorless (it had a doorway and window openings) stone structure. And we were not alone. Nine bodies had to be accommodated. ​When you have to share accommodation with Sherpa guides and porters whose idea of water is something either to walk over, drink or make tea withwear the same boots and sox unchanged and unwashed for God knows how long, and the same clothes; and you are forced of necessity to sleep head to foot with one of these, or they roll across or over you during the night or they and others emit strange sounds, gurgles, snores, coughs and grunts during the nightthen, dear reader, you may well imagine the comfort of some of the nights left something to be desired. 
-relief was quite an experience. + 
-At Loboche, the Tea Man not being present, there was only one hut that could be used. A small, windowless, doorless (it had a doorway and window openings) stone structure. And we were not clone. Nine bodies had to be accommodated. ​nen you have to share accommodation with Sherpa guides and porters whose idea of water is something either to walk over, drink or make tea with wear the same boots and sox unchanged and +We stepped out into crisp, frosty air and clear skies at 7.30 a.m. Prospects certainly looked good. Up the Khumbu, turned on to the base of the glacier, then along it till the glacial, frozen lake above Gorok Shep is reached. Unbeknown to us at the time the lake spilled over a "​waterfall"​ - all was frozen, of course - to the glacier below, many feet below, and tracks crossed just as the edge of the fall. Our guide (for such we had at the time - another story) wisely took us some distance further up, dusted the surface with sandy gravel, for the surface was like glass and twice as slippery, and crossed there. 
-unwashed for God knows how long, and the same clothes; and you are forced of necessity to sleep head to foot with one of these, or they roll across or over you during the night or they and others emitstrange sounds, + 
-gurgles, snores, coughs and grunts during the night then, dear reader, +From above the lake, before we descended, we could see the two stone huts of Gorak Shep alongside the glacier, the icefall and the black-looking patch of boulders known as Base Camp at the foot of the icefall. 
-you may well imagine the comfort of some of the nights left something to be desired. + 
-We stepped out into crisp, frosty air and clear skies at 7.30 a m. Prospects certainly looked good. Up the Khumbu, turned on to the base of the glacier, then along it till the glacial, frozen lake above Gorok +Since the trek is known as Everest Base Camp some may have been wondering what the hell is all this bit about Kala Pattar. Kala Pattar or "Black Rock" is a bare stony ridge that runs off Pomari, one of the lesser peaks in the area. It is 18,​000 ​high, is close to Gorak Shep and is the one high point which affords good views of the Everest massif. So we climbed it rather than going to Base Camp. 
-Shep is reached. Unbeknown to us at the time the lake spilled over a "​waterfall"​ - all was frozen, of course - to the glacier below, many + 
-feet below, and tracks crossed just as the edge of the fall. Our guide (for such we had at the time - another story) wisely took us some distance further up, dusted the surface with sandy gravel, for the surface was +The magnificent grandeur was overwhelming. There they were Nuptse, Lhotse and Sagaramatha. We stayed up on the Rock for 1 1/2 hours in a piercing cold wind and some snow. But high cloud was blowing over and Saganamatha, ​like a modest Moslem lady, refused to lift her veil and reveal her face. 
-like glass and twice as slippery, and crossed there. +
-From above the lake, before we descended, we could see the two stone +
-Page 1 7. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Octio121976. +
-huts of Gorak Shep alongside the glacier, the icefall and the black looking patch of boulders known as Base Camp at the foot of the icefall. +
-Since the trek is known as Everest Base Camp some may have been wondering what the hell is all this bit about Kala Patter. Kala Pattar or "Black Rock" is a bare stony ridge that runs off Pomari, one of the lesser peaks in the area. It is 189000 ​high, is close to Gorak Shep and is the one high point which affords good views of the Everest massif. So we climbed it rather than going to Base Camp. +
-The magnificent grandeur was overwhelming. There they were Nuptse, Lhotse and Sagaramatha. We stayed up on the Rock for 1i-hours in a piercing cold wind and some snow. But high cloud was blowing over and Saga4amatha9 ​like a modest Moslem lady, refused to lift her veil and reveal her face.+
 Disappointed though we were the quest had not been in vain, for Everest is only one mountain among many and its main claim is its height. So the hazards had gotten the better of us and we had to admit defeat. Disappointed though we were the quest had not been in vain, for Everest is only one mountain among many and its main claim is its height. So the hazards had gotten the better of us and we had to admit defeat.
-************* + 
-The 5.8.W. Epicurians are going Lebanese again +---- 
-for their premeeting ​dinner in November (Wednesday 10th.)/ + 
-Venue is a Lebanese restaurant called "​Dmascus Hut" and is located on the Pacific Highway (number 18) at St. Leonards. You will find it a little north of St Leonards railway station, +====S.B.W. Epicurians.==== 
-Gather there at 6.00 p m. Everybody is welcome. Contact Peter Miller (home telephone 95-2689) if you would like further details+ 
-'Page 18. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICR October, 1976+The S.B.W. Epicurians are going Lebanese again for their pre-meeting ​dinner in November (Wednesday 10th.) 
-BUSHWALKER BOB+ 
-41122La_t_L92.21116.2ittit! +Venue is a Lebanese restaurant called "​Dmascus Hut" and is located on the Pacific Highway (number 18) at St. Leonards. You will find it a little north of St Leonards railway station
- 2r.2 2'1/+ 
- ​cliy; ​2c1 o2JR 44 Cap& al' +Gather there at 6.00 p.m. Everybody is welcome. Contact Peter Miller (home telephone 95-2689) if you would like further details. 
-doesn rt help me get this fire started! + 
-00000000000000 +---- 
-WALK NOTES FOR NOVEMBER + 
-by Len Newland. ​(Phone 43,2419 (B). TEST WALKS +====Bushwalker Bob.==== 
-Patrick ​McBridets ​test walk, formerly advertised for October ​22923,24 is now to be done on November ​596,7. A solid test walk varying from the low points of the Clyde River to the high points of Folly Point, ​Et. Cole and Mt. Tarn (in the Budawangs). + 
-The same weekend contains a one-day test walk ledby Joe Marton on November 7th. This is the Bundeena-Otford coastal walk. +[Cartoon or one bushwalker blowing onto a smokey pile of sticks, another reading from a book titled "​Carbon Chemistry"​ by FBug.] 
-A hard walk which qualifies as better than test standard is to be held on November 19,20921. This is a rugged trip in a rugged area which is on the cards for a future national park. Peter Harris heads from Mt.Moogarilla to Razor Back Creek, Mt. Bakar, Mt Kerr:​7 ​and Black:​water ​Creek Canyon. + 
-"I don't care if E +"__I__ don't care if E = {c.2~4.H#.dr + 2c3c2~42d + c2~f42H42dr} ​{c2~4#​.dr ​2c.c2#​41.42.dr + c2!42.dr}. That doesn'​t ​help me get the fire started!" 
-That + 
-Page 19. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER October, 1976. +---- 
-TEST WALKS (cont.) ​+ 
 +=====Walk Notes For November.===== 
 + 
 +by Len Newland. Phone 43,2419 (B). 
 + 
 +===Test Walks.=== 
 + 
 +Patrick ​McBride'​s ​test walk, formerly advertised for October ​22,23,24 is now to be done on November ​5,6,7. A solid test walk varying from the low points of the Clyde River to the high points of Folly Point, ​Mt. Cole and Mt. Tarn (in the Budawangs). 
 + 
 +The same weekend contains a one-day test walk led by Joe Marton on November 7th. This is the Bundeena-Otford coastal walk. 
 + 
 +A hard walk which qualifies as better than test standard is to be held on November 19,20,21. This is a rugged trip in a rugged area which is on the cards for a future national park. Peter Harris heads from Mt. Moogarilla to Razor Back Creek, Mt. Baker, Mt Kerry and Blackwater ​Creek Canyon. 
 The last test walk for this month is my own excursion dawn the Wolgan and back up the Capertee from and to Newnes. Date is November 26/27/28. The last test walk for this month is my own excursion dawn the Wolgan and back up the Capertee from and to Newnes. Date is November 26/27/28.
-WEEKEND WALKS+ 
-Beecroft Peninsula (Jervis Bay) is to be visited on November ​596,7 +===Weekend Walks.=== 
-by Jim Vatiliotis. Join him for a4 eaby weekend in good company and good bush. + 
-On the following weekend, ​12913 14, Helen Gray has a lilo trip - another mystery destination. +Beecroft Peninsula (Jervis Bay) is to be visited on November ​5,6,7 by Jim Vatiliotis. Join him for an easy weekend in good company and good bush. 
-The weekend November 19,209219 ​in addition ​td Peter Harris hard walk, there is another weekend trip to Bungonia Gorge. Peter Miller is the master here. + 
-The Budowangs is the destination of Tony Denham on 269279289 ​but I don't know whether his route is unknown, or secret, or exploratory,​ or whether he is searching for new morning tea sites. Ask him. +On the following weekend, ​12,13,14, Helen Gray has a lilo trip - another mystery destination. 
-DAY WALKS+ 
 +The weekend November 19,20,​21, ​in addition ​to Peter Harris' ​hard walk, there is another weekend trip to Bungonia Gorge. Peter Miller is the master here. 
 + 
 +The Budowangs is the destination of Tony Denham on 26,​27,​28, ​but I don't know whether his route is unknown, or secret, or exploratory,​ or whether he is searching for new morning tea sites. Ask him. 
 + 
 +===Day Walks.=== 
 On November 7th, Mary Braithwaite leads from West Head to Mackerel Beach and The Basin. On November 7th, Mary Braithwaite leads from West Head to Mackerel Beach and The Basin.
-The following Sunday, you have two possibilities:​ firstly, Evans Lookout to Blackwall Glen and Grand Canyon in the Grose Valley, led by Victor Lewin secondly, Lilyvale to Bundeena and the Coastal Track, with Roy Braithwaite.+ 
 +The following Sunday, you have two possibilities:​ firstly, Evans Lookout to Blackwall Glen and Grand Canyon in the Grose Valley, led by Victor Lewinsecondly, Lilyvale to Bundeena and the Coastal Track, with Roy Braithwaite. 
 Sunday 21st, and again from Lilyvale, this time to Burning Palms and the Palm Jungle, led by your magazine typist, Kath Brown. Sunday 21st, and again from Lilyvale, this time to Burning Palms and the Palm Jungle, led by your magazine typist, Kath Brown.
 +
 Finally for this month, Waterfall via Kangaroo Creek to Karla Pool with swimming. The leader is Sheila Binns, and incidentally,​ I am intending a similar expedition myself in February. Finally for this month, Waterfall via Kangaroo Creek to Karla Pool with swimming. The leader is Sheila Binns, and incidentally,​ I am intending a similar expedition myself in February.
-WHAT DO YOU THINK+ 
-At the October General Meeting a site for the ClUb's 50th Anniversary Dinner (in October 1977) was discussed.+---- 
 + 
 +====What Do You Think?==== 
 + 
 +At the October General Meeting a site for the Club's 50th Anniversary Dinner (in October 1977) was discussed. 
 It was resolved to seek the opinions of members as to a sultable place and to reach a decision at the November meeting. It was resolved to seek the opinions of members as to a sultable place and to reach a decision at the November meeting.
 +
 If you intend to attend the dinner and have any suggestions,​ please let the Committee know before the November General Meeting. If you intend to attend the dinner and have any suggestions,​ please let the Committee know before the November General Meeting.
-000000M000000 + 
-Page' 20. THE SYDNEY-BUSHWALKER October 1976+---- 
-Extract from the "​Sydney Morning Herald"​ + 
-"PM CHAMPIONS CAUSE OF TRAIL-BIKE RIDERS"​ +====="​PM Champions Cause Of Trail-Bike Riders."​===== 
-The Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, appeared ​ace + 
-champion of trail-bike riders before a parliamentary committee yesterday. +===Extract from the "​Sydney Morning Herald"​=== 
-The House of Representatives Committee on the Environment and Conservation is enquiring ​info the impact of off-road vehicles on the environmentl,​ + 
-Mr. Fraser ​'appeared at his own request and said areas should be set aside for two-wheel and four-wheel off-road vehicles, and that they should be as accessible as possible.+The Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, appeared ​as a champion of trail-bike riders before a parliamentary committee yesterday. 
 + 
 +The House of Representatives Committee on the Environment and Conservation is enquiring ​into the impact of off-road vehicles on the environment. 
 + 
 +Mr. Fraser appeared at his own request and said areas should be set aside for two-wheel and four-wheel off-road vehicles, and that they should be as accessible as possible. 
 Trail bike riding was "​infinitely preferable to burning up the asphalt with high-speed motor bikes on which people get killed",​ he said. Trail bike riding was "​infinitely preferable to burning up the asphalt with high-speed motor bikes on which people get killed",​ he said.
 +
 He criticised the Victorian legislation for the control of off-road vehicles. There, all Crown lands are out of bounds to off-road vehicles unless they are specifically designated for their use. He criticised the Victorian legislation for the control of off-road vehicles. There, all Crown lands are out of bounds to off-road vehicles unless they are specifically designated for their use.
 +
 The trouble with the legislation was that it implied that trail bike riding was bad and it should be prohibited, Mr. Fraser said. The trouble with the legislation was that it implied that trail bike riding was bad and it should be prohibited, Mr. Fraser said.
 +
 "That is the underlying assumption",​ he said. "I think it is starting from the wrong end." "That is the underlying assumption",​ he said. "I think it is starting from the wrong end."
 +
 Mr. B. Simon (Lib. Vic) said there was a cost factor in the enforcement of controls over the bikes. Mr. B. Simon (Lib. Vic) said there was a cost factor in the enforcement of controls over the bikes.
 +
 "Would you, agree that the 'user pays' principle should be applied?"​ he asked the Prime Minister. "Would you, agree that the 'user pays' principle should be applied?"​ he asked the Prime Minister.
-Mr. Fraser said he would :think that the user paid by paying the normal registration. 
-********** 
  
 +Mr. Fraser said he would think that the user paid by paying the normal registration.
 +
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