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 ==The Butler Track== ==The Butler Track==
  
-Starts at the cliff line at Map. Ref. 615187 where a small creek cuts the cliff just above a tonguelike ridge overlooking Gerringong Creek. we could find no trace of any track on the plateau but the location is easily enough determined by the distinct fall in +Starts at the cliff line at Map. Ref. 615187 where a small creek cuts the cliff just above a tongue-like ridge overlooking Gerringong Creek. We could find no trace of any track on the plateau but the location is easily enough determined by the distinct fall in the land which occurs as this tongue is approached. We had some difficulty in locating the beginning of the track although we hit the correct spot straight away. There is an obvious break in the cliff where a small creek breaks through and the track at first goes to the right only a short distance it then turns left and winds about a bit but losing height and working its way directly under the cliff to the left (south). It is fairly clear for a while and continues to go south and slightly west until it gets nearly as far south as the cliffs at the tip of the "tongue". It then turns right and heads about N.W. About here it reaches the top of a landslide which has obliterated all traces for a while. We slid down the landslide and picked up the leg of an old formed track which is shown on the map just north of grid line 18. After pushing along on this track, hacking through nettles and blackberries we came out into the open. Here another red cedar greeted us, but it would be difficult to locate it coming from below. 
-the land which occurs as this tongue is approached. We had some difficulty in locating the beginning of the track although we hit the correct spot straight away. There is an obvious break in the cliff where a small creek breaks through and the track at first goes to the right only a short distance it then turns left and winds about a bit but losing hei4rht and working its way directly under the cliff to the left (south). It is fairly clear for a while and continues to go south and slightly west until it gets nearly as far south as the cliffs at the tip of the "tongue". It then turns right and heads about N.T. About here it reaches the the top of a landslide which has obliterated all traces for a while. We slid down the landslide and picked up the leg of an old formed track which is shown on the map just north of grid line 18. After pushing + 
-along on this track, cking through nettles and blackberries we 'came + 
-out into the open. Here another red cedar greeted us, but it would be difficult to locate it coming from below. +Arditto'farm at 598179 is now a timber mill. We did not descend to it, but kept at the level we came out into the clear and were able to make our way round following grass most of the way to Hansen's and so back to the plateau. 
-Ardittols farm at 598179 is now a timber mill. rie aid not descend to it, but kept at the level we came out into the clear and were able + 
-to make our way round following grass most of the way to Hansen's and so back to the plateau. + 
-we hope to _have more information on tracks in and out of the valley in a few months time. Let us hope these tracks are used. It would be a great pity if these historic tracks were completely lost. +We hope to have more information on tracks in and out of the valley in a few months time. Let us hope these tracks are used. It would be a great pity if these historic tracks were completely lost. 
-A DATE TO REMEMBER 18th August COLOURED SLIDE COMPETITION.. ! + 
-12 slides per person no categories slides to Edna Stretton or Margaret Child on or before 4th August. Please carefully label slides with topic and name of + 
-owner. +====A DATE TO REMEMBER 18th August COLOURED SLIDE COMPETITION==== 
-7- +12 slides per person no categories slides to Edna Stretton or Margaret Child on or before 4th August. Please carefully label slides with topic and name of owner. 
-WHERE LO SOME WALKERS GO IN THE + 
-WINTERTINE? + 
-SOW GO SKIING. +====A CLIMBER IN THE FRENCH ALPS==== 
-YOU CAN ENJOY AUSTRALIA'S WINTER + 
-WONDERLANDS, THERE'S MORE TO SKIING THAN JUST SLIDING UP AND DOWN HILLS. +Ron Cox 
-SKI TOURING IS JUST THE SHOT FOR TALKERS + 
-AND PADDY HAS JUST THE GEAR FOR SKIERS + 
-AND WALKERS. COME IN AND SEE FOR +Grenoble. May 
-YOURSELF. + 
-PADDY PALLIN PTY. LTD. + 
- 109a Bathurst Street, +Dear Everybody, 
- SYDNEY. 262685. + 
-ummum onsubillowimilegb."10"."'""`"141.4."64".""ma"0""" + 
-PADDY PALL1N +At Easter I made a pilgrimage to Chamonix which is 80 miles by road from Grenoble I hitch-hiked - left late Saturday and arrived 10 a m. Easter Sunday. Chamonix was crowded with skiers and holiday makers and looked very touristy more postcard shops than I've seen anywhereThe Aiguilles looked very high above. The southern, sunny faces were clean brown rock, but the northern sides were all iced up. Snow covered all the lower slopes and there was a light dusting on the trees right down to the valley floor, but there was no snow in Chamonix itselfThere is often a metre of snow in the streets at Easter, but this is one of the feeblest winters in living memory. Mont Blanc was a vast gleaming mass of ice, hazy and indistinct. The sun blazed down on the great areas of white above Chamonix and one was quite dazzled looking up  one really needed to wear goggles in town
-lightweight Camp Gear + 
-8M2685 /Q.) + 
-8. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER July, 1965 +Having neither ice-axe nor climbing partner I contented myself with a peaceful 3-hour walk up to the Montenvers. There is a beautifully graded track which winds up through fine pine forest. There was deep snow in the forest from about 500 ft. above Chamonix but fortunately people walking down from the Montenvers had plugged a good trail. It was very pretty; one got 
-wIN.E.MIImal==................ +frequent tree-framed views of the well plastered Aiguilles Ranges across the valley. 
-A CLIMBER IN THE FRENCH ALPS Ron Cox + 
-Grenoble. May Dear Everybody, + 
-At Easter I made a pilgrimage to Chamonix which is 80 miles by road from Grenoble I hitchhiked left late Saturday and arrived 10 a m. +Montenvers is a hotel-restaurant perched on the moraine wall near the snout of the Mer de Glace, served by rack railway from Chamonix. Just after I arrived the last train went down, and since the hotel is closed in winter I was left alone. 
-Easter Sunday. Chamonix was crowded with Skiers and holiday makers and looked very touristy more postcard shops than I.ve seen anywhereThe Aiguilles looked very high above. The southern, sunny faces were clean brown rock, but the northern sides were all iced up.. Snow covered all the lower slopes and + 
-there was a light dusting on the trees right down to the valley floor, but there + 
-was no snow in Chamonix itselfThere is often a metre of snow in the streets +The view is, Charmoz to the right, Grand Jorasses straight ahead (some distance away) and the Dru to the left, very close and very high. I did nothing, just looked for an hour or twoI was even treated to a fine red sunset. After sunset the sky clouded over and landscape lost all colour. In greys and blacks it looked very inhospitable, very savage. The skyline crests are incredibly jagged, the walls of rock streaked with grey verglas, the vast fields of deep snow over all the lower slopes and over the Mer de Glace made things look very desolate. The continual rattle and crash of falling rock echoing around the walls and the frostiness in the air helped the mood. It was so cold I couldn't imagine climbing bare-handed. These winter-ascent boys must be keen men. I definitely felt that if I'been enrolled for a climb anywhere 
-at Easter, but this is one of the feeblest winters in living memory. Mont Blanc was a vast gleaming mass of ice, hazy and indistinct. The sun blazed down on the great areas of white above Chamonix and one was quite dazzled looking up one really needed to wear goggles in town +on those crags I'd have been terrified. Presumably it's less scary in summer. In the last light I raw a party of skiers far out on the Mer de Glace, working down through the nearly invisible crevasses, and I felt very sorry for them; it would not have been nice out there, racing the darkness. 
-Having neither iceaxe nor climbing partner I contented myself with a peaceful 3hour walk up to the Montenvers. There is a beautifully graded + 
-track which minds up through fine pine forest. There was deep snow in the + 
-forest from about 500 ft. above Chamonix but fortunately people walking down +I spent the night in the cellar of the Montenvers hotel, the wind had fortuitously blown the door open. It was very dark but cosy and relatively warm. (Still cold enough to lightly freeze my boots.While cooking dinner on the choofer I felt it would be good to have a wee drop of something to drink. Next morning in daylight I discovered one corner of the cellar was stacked full of crates of wine. Unfortunately I can't drink in the morning, not being French. 
-from the Montenvers had plugged a good trail. It was very pretty; one got + 
-frequent treeframed views of the well plastered Aiguilles Ranges across the valley. + 
-Montenvers is a hotelrestaurant perched on the moraine wall near the snout of the Mer de Glace, served by rack railway from Chamonix. Just after I+The morning weather was bad so I descended to Chamonix and hitch-hiked home. If I have dwelt in detail on this trivial ascent to the Montenvers it is because it was important to me it really was a pilgrimage and I wanted to describe by first impressions. 
-arrived the last train went down, and since the hotel is closed in wintery I was left alone. + 
-The view is, Charmoz to the right, Grand Jorasses straight ahead (2ome +The following weekend Fred Mitchell of the M.U.M.C., well known for his exceptionally fast times on New Zealand peaks, came to visit me. He's been bumming around Europe all winter, having given his architect's job away. He reckons he has enough money to last two years. He recently went to Scotland and visited Aussi friends and they had a bit of a grog up. Fred is now in Scandinavia and then goes through RussiaPoland, Germany to arrive back in the Alps for the season. That a life! 
-distance away) and the Dru to the left, very close and very high. I did + 
-nothing, just looked for an hour or two I was even treated to a fine red + 
-sunset. After sunset the sky clouded over and landscape lost all colour. +The Sunday he was here we made an attempt on Taillefer, a magnificent, massive 9,400 foot peak 15 miles from Grenoble. We caught the Sunday morning bus up to a village at about 400 feetThe snow line lay just above the village and from there on it was a longlong uphill flogWe were always thinking of turning back but mainly through stupidity kept going. The visibility, incidentally, was nil we were in complete whiteout. We finally gave it away a bit after noon at about 8,000 feet, when we reached the first real mountaineering difficulties. What great climbers! I still haven't got a handle fitted to my axe and I felt a bit odd on this climb, holding the axe head in my hand trying to pretend it was a real axe. I was fairly pleased to have climbed so much soft without collapsing. Knee britches make this sort of thing much easier as one can lift the knee with more freedom than in ordinary trousers. 
-In greys and blacks it looked very inhospitable, very savage. The skyline + 
-crests are incredibly jagged, the walls of rock streaked with grey verglas, the vast fields of deep snow over all the lower slopes and over the Mer de Glace + 
-made things look very desolate. The continual rattle and crash of falling rock echoing around the walls and the frostiness in the air helped the mood. It was so cold I couldn't imagine climbing barehanded. These winterascent boys must be keen men. I definitely felt that if I'beon enrolled for a climb anywhere +This trip convinced me everyone has to learn for himself that the only way to climb in winter or spring is on skis. So I started skiing at nearby resorts in order to develop my skiing ability enough to go ski-mountaineering. The third time I went skiing, in one of the numerous crazy busters that one has, I tore a ligament in my knee. Doctor's orders are no climbing for at least another two weeks. I was at least pleased I hadn't broken my leg. Skiing is very dangerous one could easily do oneself in for the climbing seasonIt's now well and truly spring, and when l'm fit again I guess it'll be time to seriously think about climbing. I hope some of you keep thinking about getting a job in Switzerland. As I said before, it's alright over here! 
-on those crage I'dhave been terrified. Presumably it's less scary in summer. + 
-In the last light I raw a party of skiers far out on the Mer de Glace, working down through the nearly invisible crevasses, and I felt very sorry for them; it + 
-would not have been nice out there, racing the darkness. +====ALPINE NEWS==== 
-I spent the night in the cellar of the Mont envers hotel, the wind had + 
-for tuitously blown the door open. It was very dark but cosy and relatively warm. (Still cold enough to lightly freeze my boots). While cooking dinner on the choofer I felt it would be good to have a wee drop of something to drink. Next morniggin daylight I discovered one corner of the cellar was stacked full of crates of wine. Unfortunately I can't drink in the morning, not being French. + 
-(3) +The first woman has climbed the Eigerwand; sehe is a 32 year old Munich blonde. The Eiger Diretissama has not been done. The outstanding climb of the season was the diretissama on the Pointe Wymper, the point adjacent to the Pointe Walker on the Grandes Jorasses. The team was Bonnatti with Vaucher, a Swiss amateur who last winter was on the first descent of the Eigerwand. Their route is the third route to be made on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses it lies between the Walker Spur (Cassin) route and the Central Buttress (Gervasutti) route. From the reports in the newspapers it sounded a pretty frightful thing, mainly due to the vast quantities of rock which were continually whistling past them; they had their ropes cut twice by falling rock and during one bivouac a slab 100 m high by 40 m wide came away above and fell past them. The culmination of the climb is very steep with much VI and VI sup. Bonnatti is reported to have said that the route is so frightening that, to rest his eyes, he used to look across at the Walker Spur. They were on the face four days. 
-July, 1965 The Sydney Bushwalker 9. + 
-The morning weather was bad so I descended to Chamonix and hitchhiked home. If I have dwelt in detail on this trivial ascent to the Montenvers it is because it was important to me it really was a pilgrimage and I wanted to describe by first impressions. + 
-The following weekend Fred Mitchell of the M.U.M.C., well known for his exceptionally fast times on New Zealand peaks, came to visit me. He's been bumming around Europe all winter, having given his architect's job away. He reckons he has enough money to last two years. He recently went to Scotland and visitedAussi friends and they had a bit of a grog up. Fred iB now in Scandinavia and then goes through RussiaPoland, Germany to arrive back in the Alps for the season. That a life! +The other big Alpine news of the season, very bad news, was the Aiguille Verte disaster. The inquiring commission has just released its report. The fourteen climbers were climbing in line astern up the 40 degree summit cap of the Aiguille Verte about 11.30 a m., having negotiated the long intricate Grands Montets ridge. The surface snow came away with them; it was a windslab. They went 3,000 feet down the north (Argentieres) face - no survivors. There were some very good men amongst them, which is rather frightening as it shows it could happen to anyone. Apparently a windslab can be quite undetectable. There were 9 apprentice guides almost fully qualified and three instructors from the Ecole Nationale de Ski et Alpinisme at Chamonix, plus two others who'd joined the ascent, one of whom was a world ski champion. They were climbing in 7 ropes of two strung out over 100 feet. The entire surface underneath the 7 ropes broke off at once. Counting this accident, there have been between 50 and 60 deaths at Chamonix this season. I'd say the percentage death rate is considerably lower than in New Zealand. The numbers that climb at Chamonix are enormous. In mid-July a trip up the Mar de Glace to the Couvercle hut reminds you of one of those expedition photos showing 600 porters strung out up the Baltoro Glacier. You see great numbers of people going up and coming down to the half dozen huts to which the route lies over the Mar de Glace. 
-The Sunday he was here we made an attempt on Taillefer, a magnificent, massive 9,400 foot peak 15 miles from Grendbie. We caught the Sunday morning bus up to a village at a-oout 400 feetThe snow 23:T.e lay just above the village and from there on it was a long long uphill flogWe were alw'ays thinking of turning back but mainly ttrough stupidity kept going. The visibility, incidentally, was nil we were in complete whiteout. We finallygave it away a bit after noon at about 8,000 feet, when we reached the first real mountaineering difficulties. Mat great climbers! I still haven't got a handle fitted to my axe and I felt a bit odd on this climb, holding the axe head in my hand trying to pretend it was a real axe. I was fairly pleased to have climbed so much soft without collapsing. Knee britches make this sort of thing much easier as one can lift the knee with more freedom than in ordinary trousers. + 
-This trip convinced me everyone has to learn for himself that the only way to climb in winter or spring is on skis. So I started skiing at nearby iesorts in order to develop my skiing ability enotwh to go skimountaineering. The thirdtime I went skiing, in one of the numerous crazy busters that one haa? I tore a ligament in my 'knee. Doctor's orders are no climbing for at least another two weeks. I was least pleased I hadn't broken my leg. Skiing is very dangerous one could easily do oneself in for the climbing seasonIt's now well and truly spring, and when l'm fit again I guess it'll be time to seriously think about climbing. I hope some of you keep thinking about getting a job in Switzerland. As I said before, it's alright over hereI +====WEEK IN THE VALLEYS OF KATHMANDU==== 
-161....+:41.........m.. + 
-ALPINE VETS: + 
-The first woman has climbed the Eigerwand; ehe is a 32 year old Munich blonde. The Eiger Diretissama has not been done. The outstanding climb of the season was the diretissama on the Pointe Wymper, the point adjacent to the Pointe Walker on the Grandes Jorasses. The team was Bonnatti with Vaucher, a Swiss amateur who last winter was on the first descent of the Eigerwand. Their route is the third route to be made on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses it lies between the Walker Spur (Cassin) route and the Central Buttress (Gervasutti) route. From the reports in the newspapers it sounded a pretty frightful thing, mainly due to the vast quantities of rock which were continually whistling past them; they had their ropes cut twice by falling rock and during one bivouac a slab 100 m high by 40 m wide came away above and fell pact them. The culmination of the climb is very steep with much VI and VI sup. +Dot Butler 
-10 The Sydney Bushwalker July, 1965 + 
-Bonnatti is reported to have said that the route is so frightening that, to rest his eyes, he used to look across at the Walker Spur. They were on the face 'four days. + 
-The other big Alpine news of the season, very bad news, was the Aiguille Verte disaster. The inquiring commission has just released its report. The fourteen climbers were climbing in line astern up the 40 degree summit cap of +We left Moscow on a bracing Autumn day, with the wind blowing in strong and virile off the steppesAt the Airport was Mr. Kruschez flanked by Army, Navy and Airforce guards, farewelling the Prime Minister of India. Our plane was not allowed to take off until the important guest had departedMemories of our past few days were still with us - the powerful, energetic Muscovites in fur hats and overcoats down to their ankles - young women as straight as dies effortlessly striding along with a papoose-like bundle of baby under one arm, its little moon-face peeping out from a halo of fur bonnet - old women in thick wool socks and knee length boots - wiry grey little cats, as swift as Speedy Gonzales, rocketing over the cobbles of the Red Square between the Church of St. Basil and Lenin's Tomb
-the Aiguille Verte about 11.30 a m., having negotiated the 7:Drg, intricate Grands Montets ridge. The surface snow came away with them; it was a windslab. They went 3,000 feet down the north (Argentieres) face - no survivors. There were some very good men amongst them, which is rather frightening as it shows it could happen to anyone. Apparently a windslab can be quite undetectable. There were 9 apprentice guides almost fully qualified and three instructors from the Ecole Nationale de Ski et Alpinisme at Cham;nix, plus two others who'd joined the ascent, one of whom was a world ski champion. They were climbing in 7 ropes of two strung out over 100 feet. The entire surface underneath the 7 ropes broke + 
-off at once. Counting this accident, there have been between 50 and 60 deaths at Chamonix this season. I'd say the percentage death rate is considerably lower than in New Zealand. The numbers that climb at Chamonix are enormous. In mid-July a trip up the Mar de Glace to the Couvercle hut reminds you of one of tbose expedition photos showing 600 porters strung out up the Baltoro Glacier. You see great numbers of people going up and coming down to the half dozen huts to which the route lies over the Mar de Glace. + 
-ARE YOU CONSIDERING A NE"' SLEEPINC, BAG? +We flew over the incredibly vast lands of the U.S.S.R. - mountains, plains and deserts where one could wander for years and see something new every day, and then over the equally vast plain of India, channelled with huge rivers in yellow flood - drowned rice-fields and brown huddles of villages, till we reached New Delhi. Here we spent one night of tropical heat - sombre, dark-skinned Indians sleeping out on the pavement - white sacred cows ambling down the streets - rickshaws and huge banyan-type trees. Early next morning, amidst a babble of native noise and a loading of rice, our plane soared northward to Nepal, Kathmandu and the Himalayas - an age-long dream about to be fulfilled. 
-SLEEPING BAGS ARE OUR BUSINESS, AND OUR BUSINESS IS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY BUYER OF A FAIRY DOT IS ANOTHER FAIRY D07N ENTHUSIAST, AND THEY ARE: + 
-MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT COMPANY 12 Ortona Road, + 
-Lindfield. 461440. 923172. +The next few weeks were a kaliediscope of sights, all astonishingly new. We stayed at the Hotel Royal at KathmanduThis is an ex-Palance, rented from the Government by a White Russian, Mr. Boris, the mere mention of whose name is enough to start a swift flow of stories from those who know him. Mr. Boris is happy to let camping-type travellers camp free in the grounds of the HotelIt has a very nice walled garden, secluded and clean (no manure)In the past some Australian-minded person did the place a good turn by planting it out with Eucalypts, Silky Oaks, Red Bottlebrush etcall of which are growing with great gustoIn gratitude for this fine campsite, the traveller paints in large letters on his jeep or truck or motorbike "LONDON to HOTEL ROYAL, KATHMANDU", or "BERLIN to HOTEL ROYAL, KATHMANDU", or whatever the name of the place he hails from. There were half a dozen such overland vehicles parked in the grounds, all of which had advertised Mr. BorisHotel half-way round the world and back. 
-(Evenings and '7eekends) + 
-+ 
-july, 1965 +The climate of Nepal is 4 months Wet (June, July, Aug, Sept)4 months Dry (Oct, Nov, Dec,Jan), 
-The Sydney Bushwalker 11G +4 months Hot (Feb, Mch, April, May). October to January is the best time for tourists but mountaineers must come earlier as it is getting too cold for mountaineering by November. 
-7EEK IN THE VALLEYS OF KAT;IANDU. + 
-Dot Butler. + 
-Te left Moscow on a bracin. Autmn day, with the wind blowing in strong and virile off the steppesAt the Airport was Mr. Krusche? flanked by Army, Navy and Airforce guards, farewelling the Prime Minister of India. Our plane was not allowed to take off until the important guest had departed Memories of our past few days were still with us - the powerful, energetic Muscovites in fur hats and overcoats down to their ankles - young women as straight as dies effortlessly striding along with a papoose-like bundle of baby under one arm, its little moon-face peeping out from a halo of fur bonnet - old women in thick wool socks and knee length boots - wiry grey littie cats, as swift as Speedy Gonzales, rocketing over the cobbles of the Rod Square between the Church of St. Basil and Lenin's Tomb +There is very little motor transport in Nepal. Apart from a few government jeeps and 4-wheel-drive vehicles, and the famous Kathmandu taxis beloved by Ed. Hillary, most of the getting around the place is done on foot. The horse is a rarity. 
-We flew over the incredibly vast lands of the U.S.S.R. - mountains, plains and deserts where one could wander for yeas and see something new + 
-every day, and then over the equally vazt plain of India, channelled with huge rivers in yellow flood - drowned rice-fields and brown huddles of villages, till we reached New DelhA, Here we spent one night of tropical heat - sombre, dark-skinned Indians sleeping out on the pavement - white + 
-sacred cows ambling down the streets - rickshaws and huge banyan-type +The place is a photographer's Paradise mountains, lakes, vivid green paddy fields, tree-covered hills, botanic gardens with a soil that would make the ardent gardener reel with delight, water gardens with floating waterlillies "Ohm mane padme hum" "Beautiful is the jewel in the Lotus". Busy villages, flower-strewn shrines, hill-top temples where the monkey is as important as the monk. 
-trees. Early next morning, amidst a babble of native noise and a loading + 
-of rice, our plane soared northward to Nepal, Kathme,ndu and the Himalayas - an age-long dreRm about to be fulfilled. + 
-The next few weeks WUTO a kaliediscope of sights, all astcngishingly new. We Stayed at the Hotel Royal at Kathmandu This is an ex-Palance, rented from the Government by a Thito Russian, Mr. Boris, the mere mention of whose name is enough to start a swift flow of stories from those who know him. Mr. Boris is happy to let camping-type travellers camp free in the grounds of the HotelIt has a very nice walled gardon secluded and -- clean (no manure)In the past some kustralian-mincled person did the place a good turn 'by planting it out with Eucalypts, 2ilky Oaks, Red Bottlebrushetc all of which are growing with great gusto In gratitude for this fine campsite, the traveller paints in large letters on his jeep or truck or motorbike "LONDON to HOTEL ROYAL, KATIELNDT, or "BERLIN to HOTEL ROYAL, KATHM29-DU", or whatever the name of the place he hails from. There were half a dozen such overland vehicles parked in the grounds, all of which had advertised Mr. Boris Hotel half-way round the world and back. +The Nepalese are small, agile, incredibly strong and hardy people. Natural selection has been at work for centuries and only the extremely hardy survive the dirt and unhygenic conditions everywhere. Mortality rate in the first year of life is very high. The hardy little kids who successfully get through their first year are practically indestructible. From the age of about 6 years they have to learn to "stand on their own legs." i e. be workers. Everyone carries loads; tiny girls (4 or 5) carry the baby brother on their hip; little boys (6 or 8) all working carrying bundles of wood, baskets of clay (for bricks) or soil as much as would fit in a kerosene tin, quite heavy. Aided by a head-strap, women carry big baskets on their backs, filled with produce. The men, too, carry huge loads on their backs. In wet weather
-The climate of Nepal is 4 months +7et (3uno,July,Aug,,Sept.) +
-4 months Dry (Oet.,Nov.,Dec.,Jan.+
-4 months Hot (Feb.,Mch.,April,May). October to January is the best time for tourLsts but mountaineers must come earlier as it is getting 'con cold for mountaineering by November. +
-12. The Sydney Bushwalker July, 1965 +
-There is very little motor transport in Nepal. Apart from a few government jeeps and 4wheeldrive vehicles, and the famous Kathmandu +
-taxis beloved by Ed. Hillary, most of the getting around the place is done on font. The horse is a rarity. +
-The place is a photographer's Paradise mountains, lakes, vivid green paddy fields, treecovered hills, botanic gardens with a soil that +
-would mice the ardent gardener real with delight, water gardens with +
-floating waterlillies "Ohm mane pad= hum" "Beautiful is the jewel in +
-the Lotus". Busy villages, flowerstrewn shrines, hilltop temples +
-where the monkey is as important as the monk. +
- The Nepalese are small, agile, incredibly strong and hardy people. Natural selection has been at work for centuries and only the extremely hardy survive the dirt and unhygenic conditions everywhere. Mortality rate in the first year of life is very high. The hardy little +
-kids who successfully get through their first year are practically indesctructible. From the age of about 6 years they have to learn to +
-"stand on their own legs." i e. be workers. Everyone carries loads; tiny girls (4 or 5) carry the baby brother on their hip; little boys +
-(6 or 8) all working carrying bundles of wood, baskets of clay (for bricks) or soil as much as woull fit in a kerosene tin, quite heavy. Aided by a headstrap, women carry big baskets on their backs, filled with +
-produce. The men, too, carry huge loads on their backs. In wet weather+
 they also carry a woven reed hood, like a sack slit down one side, which fits over the head and back. they also carry a woven reed hood, like a sack slit down one side, which fits over the head and back.
-The people are very friendly, 3.ent3e and laughing and full of + 
-curiosity. They are all eager for new things. Little boys offer to take you around and show you interesting things, then very tactfully ask how much a transistor radio would cost in your beautiful country, and how they won't accept any money but how they would like to own a transistor radio. One bright little rogue of 12 or 14 who attached himself to us goes systematically through all the tourists "I speak five languages, Mom Sahib." He give out a number of words and phrases in French, German, Russian as well as English and Nepali. His line is to ask you, will you buy him an EnglishNepali dictionary "to help him with his school work." Lots of people think this is a most reasonable request (only 10 rupees, i e. 10A-) and so the same dictionary is bought and then returned by him privately to the shopkeeper (probably his father) countless times, and at each turnover he is at least 10/ to the good. Some Americans have paid 19/ for it. The glow of satisfaction they get from their generous deed should be ample recompense if they find how they have been tricked. 17e gave him 1 R. (II) for his entertainment value. In this human anthill of poverty only the really bright boys struggle out on top.+ 
 +The people are very friendly, gentle and laughing and full of curiosity. They are all eager for new things. Little boys offer to take you around and show you interesting things, then very tactfully ask how much a transistor radio would cost in your beautiful country, and how they won't accept any money but how they would like to own a transistor radio. One bright little rogue of 12 or 14 who attached himself to us goes systematically through all the tourists "I speak five languages, Mem Sahib." He gives out a number of words and phrases in French, German, Russian as well as English and Nepali. His line is to ask you, will you buy him an English-Nepali dictionary "to help him with his school work." Lots of people think this is a most reasonable request (only 10 rupees, i.e. 10/-) and so the same dictionary is bought and then returned by him privately to the shopkeeper (probably his father) countless times, and at each turnover he is at least 10/to the good. Some Americans have paid 19/for it. The glow of satisfaction they get from their generous deed should be ample recompense if they find how they have been tricked. We gave him 1 R. (1/-) for his entertainment value. In this human anthill of poverty only the really bright boys struggle out on top. 
 + 
 TO BE CONTINUED NEXT MONTH. TO BE CONTINUED NEXT MONTH.
-July, 1965 The Sydney Bushwalker 13. + 
-NATURAL HISTORY SOME FUNNY THINGS HAPPEN BEFORE YOU + 
-CAN APRES SKI.+====NATURAL HISTORY SOME FUNNY THINGS HAPPEN BEFORE YOU CAN APRES SKI==== 
 + 
 B.Gillam. B.Gillam.
-There is a type of undulant fever which flares up about May, rages until October and leaves its victims exhausted and panting on the summer beaches, waiting for the first sign of foul weather. To these victims foul weather means the chance of early snow and the heightening of the fever. Really rabid feverees hurry the wasted summer months + 
-with their exercises; deep knee bends, push up, chin ups, even the 5 BX. They chivvy their wives onto a skipping rope. "faking hours are directed into sewing parkas, knitting of sweaters and the pouring of neatsfoot oil into ski boots. My children stand on their heads, rumble and eat their tea while they listen to the exploits of such famous skiers as Johnny Gelandusprung and HansRichter Vorlage. With Mothers Day dutifully saluted there is only a month to sweat out until the tows should start eperating+ 
-The least expensive way to ski is to camp, drive up to the snow +There is a type of undulant fever which flares up about May, rages until October and leaves its victims exhausted and panting on the summer beaches, waiting for the first sign of foul weather. To these victims foul weather means the chance of early snow and the heightening of the fever. Really rabid feverees hurry the wasted summer months with their exercises; deep knee bends, push up, chin ups, even the 5 BX. They chivvy their wives onto a skipping rope. Waking hours are directed into sewing parkas, knitting of sweaters and the pouring of neatsfoot oil into ski boots. My children stand on their heads, rumble and eat their tea while they listen to the exploits of such famous skiers as Johnny Gelandusprung and Hans-Richter Vorlage. With Mothers Day dutifully saluted there is only a month to sweat out until the tows should start operating. 
-each day and get into your sleeping bag (lilo and hot water bag) straight after tea. There are many advantages in this method.+ 
 + 
 +The least expensive way to ski is to camp, drive up to the snow each day and get into your sleeping bag (lilo and hot water bag) straight after tea. There are many advantages in this method. 
 + 
 1. Transport in a car load is less expensive than the return fare to Blackheath. You can take an immense amount of food. 1. Transport in a car load is less expensive than the return fare to Blackheath. You can take an immense amount of food.
-2. Camping is to an extent selfjustifying. It may seem cold camping until you get out of the car at Perisher. It will be agonising while you put on your skis, apalling when the sun, if present, leaves the valley. When you come off the mountain, have that three course meal and a last cup of coffee, Sawpit will seem positively subtropical. It will, if you aren't down to cook the porridga in the morning. There is plenty of food.+ 
 + 
 +2. Camping is to an extent self-justifying. It may seem cold camping until you get out of the car at Perisher. It will be agonising while you put on your skis, apalling when the sun, if present, leaves the valley. When you come off the mountain, have that three course meal and a last cup of coffee, Sawpit will seem positively subtropical. It will, if you aren't down to cook the porridga in the morning. There is plenty of food. 
 + 
 3. The organising of a weekend is far easier. The car owner will, for his own protection provide all the food and check it into the car. This leaves your pack to be filled with extra clothing. And some spare food. 3. The organising of a weekend is far easier. The car owner will, for his own protection provide all the food and check it into the car. This leaves your pack to be filled with extra clothing. And some spare food.
 +
 +
 The technique of skiing is easily understood but less easily applied. There are only four laws but they are as immutable as any of Newton's. The technique of skiing is easily understood but less easily applied. There are only four laws but they are as immutable as any of Newton's.
 +
 +
 1. The seriousness of gravity. This is easily and early demonstrated. 1. The seriousness of gravity. This is easily and early demonstrated.
-2. Skis are, on average, seven feet long and cannot be jumped off, stood upon or ignored with impunity. If you feel that it is necessary to ease the frustration by taking them off, undo the binding and not the laces. The person who comes home with a ski on his shoulders and a parka on his font buys drinks all round. + 
-14. The Sydney Bushwalker July, 1965+ 
 +2. Skis are, on average, seven feet long and cannot be jumped off, stood upon or ignored with impunity. If you feel that it is necessary to ease the frustration by taking them off, undo the binding and not the laces. The person who comes home with a ski on his shoulders and a parka on his foot buys drinks all round. 
 + 
 3. Snow, and this is only a generality, is more yielding than trees or rocks. 3. Snow, and this is only a generality, is more yielding than trees or rocks.
 +
 +
 4. Your left foot is designed to bend properly only when it is on the left hand side of your body and your right foot when it is on its home territory. Anatomy and skiing are not necessarily contradictory but this is your left side and this is your right side. 4. Your left foot is designed to bend properly only when it is on the left hand side of your body and your right foot when it is on its home territory. Anatomy and skiing are not necessarily contradictory but this is your left side and this is your right side.
-The week before the lifts started I was to go with three mates. One thought he might break a leg and wouldn't go. One became suddenly and disastrously unfinancial. One stoic, one Roman, was left. His desire to learn to ski burnt like a bright light. He is of such a build that he couldn't break a leg if he tried and had money rut by for an electronic flash gun. He took two cameras and the light was too bright to use them. The flash gun has not been mentioned since. At Sawpit the caretaker, who is a friend of my wife, had six young ladies bursting to meet us. Te had transport, they didn't. They had our complete biographies; we learnt their names as we went along. The school of seven could schuss in the first twenty minutes, turn occasionally at the end of the day. On the third day they could neither stand, turn or fall and if they fell couldn't stand up again. They were tired wet and cold. Some had used their "edges" to scratch their shins or run over their thumbs. We packed up and went to a poetically named wayside establishment.+ 
 + 
 +The week before the lifts started I was to go with three mates. One thought he might break a leg and wouldn't go. One became suddenly and disastrously unfinancial. One stoic, one Roman, was left. His desire to learn to ski burnt like a bright light. He is of such a build that he couldn't break a leg if he tried and had money put by for an electronic flash gun. He took two cameras and the light was too bright to use them. The flash gun has not been mentioned since. At Sawpit the caretaker, who is a friend of my wife, had six young ladies bursting to meet us. We had transport, they didn't. They had our complete biographies; we learnt their names as we went along. The school of seven could schuss in the first twenty minutes, turn occasionally at the end of the day. On the third day they could neither stand, turn or fall and if they fell couldn't stand up again. They were tired wet and cold. Some had used their "edges" to scratch their shins or run over their thumbs. We packed up and went to a poetically named wayside establishment. 
 + 
 Later, at Smiggins, we watched a pro. giving, in body English, a lesson to his class. On the white asphalt the pupils could neither stand, etc. My pupils hilariously recognised their own faults and the dire results. Later, at Smiggins, we watched a pro. giving, in body English, a lesson to his class. On the white asphalt the pupils could neither stand, etc. My pupils hilariously recognised their own faults and the dire results.
 +
 +
 "His track is too wide. Oh, oh, oh. I thought he would split." "His track is too wide. Oh, oh, oh. I thought he would split."
 "You don't snow plough like that. He is bowing. Knees closer. His edges won't grip. He won't stop. He can't stop. He ca.... He fell downhill to make it worse." "You don't snow plough like that. He is bowing. Knees closer. His edges won't grip. He won't stop. He can't stop. He ca.... He fell downhill to make it worse."
-"Thera is your style, Les. The constipated crouch. That's a beautiful parka. Oops, too far forward. Wow. Too far badk. No control at all." +"There is your style, Les. The constipated crouch. That's a beautiful parka. Oops, too far forward. Wow. Too far badk. No control at all." 
-The bonoculars were passed from hand to hand. At arms length the + 
-tired faces grimaced, the jangled limbs shook. Effortlessly the pro. kick- turned and demonstrated again. The pupils crossed their skis. The pro. called it a day. Tired pupils trooped past the car on their way to the sauna baths, the plates of hors-d'oeuvres, the wine list. They were magnificently clad and shod. I felt a window wind down behind me. A gently consoling voice said, "That is a beautiful parka. What did it cost?" The beautiful face behind the beautiful fur lined hood grimaced. The many rayed stars of the beautiful parka shimmered. With a crash like an ice fall from a hut roof came the answer. "Eighteen ------ guineas." + 
-Te drove down the mountain to our own apres ski such as it was. And the long drive home. +The bonoculars were passed from hand to hand. At arms length the tired faces grimaced, the jangled limbs shook. Effortlessly the pro. kick- turned and demonstrated again. The pupils crossed their skis. The pro. called it a day. Tired pupils trooped past the car on their way to the sauna baths, the plates of hors-d'oeuvres, the wine list. They were magnificently clad and shod. I felt a window wind down behind me. A gently consoling voice said, "That is a beautiful parka. What did it cost?" The beautiful face behind the beautiful fur lined hood grimaced. The many rayed stars of the beautiful parka shimmered. With a crash like an ice fall from a hut roof came the answer. "Eighteen ------ guineas." 
-July, 1965 The Sydney Bushwalker 15. + 
- ,Imm..m dmwml wmmwylminmwr..---..mmww..mrmmmmmrr, + 
-FEDERATION RE21,_2211112L. +We drove down the mountain to our own apres ski such as it was. And the long drive home. 
-"The Bushwalker Annual"At the date of the Federation Meeting, the + 
-Annual had been printed and was ready for distribution. This has been done and sales are brisk. + 
-Search and Rescue Practice16th-18th july, 1965. Full details are on the Notice Board. The camp site will be at Ingar (Blue Labyrinth). The President suggested that, where possible, cars should be left at+====FEDERATION REPORT JUNE 1965==== 
 + 
 + 
 +=="The Bushwalker Annual"==  
 + 
 +At the date of the Federation Meeting, the Annual had been printed and was ready for distribution. This has been done and sales are brisk. 
 + 
 + 
 +==Search and Rescue Practice==  
 + 
 +16th-18th July, 1965. Full details are on the Notice Board. The camp site will be at Ingar (Blue Labyrinth). The President suggested that, where possible, cars should be left at
 the top of the hill above the camp site. At least 6 parties are to be rescued. the top of the hill above the camp site. At least 6 parties are to be rescued.
-Queensland Federation of Bushwalking ClubsAs there are now 7 walking clubs in Queensland, a Federation is being formed. + 
-Tracks and Sassafras, open. The marked. A Falls Crk. + 
-Access. The track from the new Sawmill, 9 miles South from to Folly Point (The Castle area) has been completed and is track from the Sawmill Road to Sally Camp Creek has been graded track is being cut from Hartley Vale to Victoria +==Queensland Federation of Bushwalking Clubs== 
-The track down the Middle Blue Dog Range has been marked. + 
-ConservationReserve No. R52670 known as Linden Park comprising +As there are now 7 walking clubs in Queensland, a Federation is being formed. 
-50 acres has been added to the Blue Mountains National Park. It is + 
-located at the Northern side of the restern Railway near Linden Stn. + 
- An area of 66,000 acres in the Tallangambie Yarraman Crks. area +==Tracks and Access== 
-will be added to the Park. The Erskine Crk. State Forest is to be added, also. The Park Trust to mark the junction of Linden ark. and the Grose River and the old Zie Zag (Faulconbridge) Track where it + 
-starts from the Grose, by signposts. Another sign is proposed for Blue Gum Forest to read "Richmond 4 days, Faulconbridge 3 days". +The track from the new Sawmill, 9 miles South from Sassafras, to Folly Point (The Castle area) has been completed and is open. The track from the Sawmill Road to Sally Camp Creek has been marked. A graded track is being cut from Hartley Vale to Victoria Falls Crk. The track down the Middle Blue Dog Range has been marked. 
-The propossd sanitary depot at Bundeena will not be located within the Royal National Park. + 
-Fencing and Burning Off on Crown Leases Near Corang TrigAs instructed + 
-by the June General Meeting, this matter was placed before Federation. +==Conservation==  
-During discussion, it was stated that a number of Crown Land Leases had been granted in the area during the past 3 years. The lessee hag a right to fence his lease and burn it off as necessary. It was + 
-suggested that this Club should conduct any investigation it felt +Reserve No. R52670 known as Linden Park comprising 50 acres has been added to the Blue Mountains National Park. It is located at the Northern side of the Western Railway near Linden Stn. An area of 66,000 acres in the Wallangambie - Yarraman Crks. area will be added to the Park. The Erskine Crk. State Forest is to be added, also. The Park Trust to mark the junction of Linden Crk. and the Grose River and the old Zig Zag (Faulconbridge) Track where it 
-was necessary and report to Federation, which could not undertake the +starts from the Grose, by signposts. Another sign is proposed for Blue Gum Forest to read "Richmond 4 days, Faulconbridge 3 days". The proposed sanitary depot at Bundeena will not be located within the Royal National Park. 
-inquiry owing to the pressure of work on the depleted executive. + 
-16. The Sydney Bushwalker July, 1965 + 
-DAY 7ALKS.  +==Fencing and Burning Off on Crown Leases Near Corang Trig== 
-JULY 18Engadine Red Bluff Garie Trig Wilson's Creek Helensbure-. + 
-A rather long walk through the centre of the Royal National Park, with plenty of ups and downs. Some of the Garie Trig. area is bushfire Imaged. +As instructed by the June General Meeting, this matter was placed before Federation. During discussion, it was stated that a number of Crown Land Leases had been granted in the area during the past 3 years. The lessee has a right to fence his lease and burn it off as necessary. It was suggested that this Club should conduct any investigation it felt 
-Train: 7.50 a m. Cronulla Train from Central Electric +was necessary and report to Federation, which could not undertake the inquiry owing to the pressure of work on the depleted executive. 
-Station. CHANGE AT SUTHERLAND for rail motor to Engadine. Tickets: Helensburgh return @ 8/. + 
-Map: Port Hacking Tourist. +====DAY WALKS==== 
-Leader: Jim Calloway. Note new phone no. B0961 xtn. 3367 (B) + 
-JULY 25Terry Hills Cowan Creek Bobbin Head Mt. Kuringai Stn. 11 miles. +  
-A pleasant walk through part of Kuringai Chase. Some scrambling is necessary soon after leaving Terry Hills, otherwise, it is mainly track walking. +==JULY 18== 
-Train: 7.55 aem. Lindfield train via Bridge from Central Electric Stn to Chatswood. + 
-8.20 a m. bus Chatswood Terry Hills (the only one) +Engadine Red Bluff Garie Trig Wilson's Creek - Helensburgh. 
-2/6 bus fare. + 
-Map: Broken Day Military or Hawkesbury River Tourist. Leader: John White. + 
-AUG.1Waterfall Uloolg Falls Karloo Pool Audley. 8 miles. A look at portion of the Western area of the Royal National Park. Can be recommended as a first walk with the club. Train : 8.50 a m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station. CHANGE AT SUTHERLAND for rail motor to waterfall. +A rather long walk through the centre of the Royal National Park, with plenty of ups and downs. Some of the Garie Trig. area is bushfire damaged. Train: 7.50 a m. Cronulla Train from Central Electric Station. CHANGE AT SUTHERLAND for rail motor to Engadine. Tickets: Helensburgh return @ 8/-. Map: Port Hacking Tourist. Leader: Jim Calloway. Note new phone no. B0961 xtn. 3367 (B) 
-Tickets: Waterfall return @ 6/ + 
-Map: Port Hacking Tourist or Port Hacking Military. + 
-Leader: Betty Farquhar. +==JULY 25== 
-AUG.8. + 
-Pymble bus to St. Ives (Douglas St.) Middle Harbour Crk. Bungaroo "Taterhole Lindfield. 9 miles. +Terry Hills Cowan Creek Bobbin Head Mt. Kuringai Stn. 11 miles. 
-This walk does not appear on the programme, but the lsader has offered to take it in the hope that the Acacias (wattles) which abound in Lady Davidson Park will be at their best. An ideal walk for new members. + 
-Train: 9.10 a m. Hornsby train via Bridge from Central Electric Station to Pymble. + 
-9.46 a m. bus Pymble to St. Ives (the last for the morning). Tickets: Pymble return via Bridge @ 4/6 plus 1/3 bus fare. +A pleasant walk through part of Kuringai Chase. Some scrambling is necessary soon after leaving Terry Hills, otherwise, it is mainly track walking. Train: 7.55 am. Lindfield train via Bridge from Central Electric Stn to Chatswood. 8.20 a m. bus Chatswood Terry Hills (the only one) 2/6 bus fare. Map: Broken Bay Military or Hawkesbury River Tourist. Leader: John White. 
-Map: Sydney Military or any up to date Sydney Street Directory. + 
-Leader: Gladys Roberts. + 
-July; 1965 The Sydney Bushwalker 17. +==AUG.1== 
-DETAILS OF SEARCH AND RESCUE PRACTICE SEARCH. JULY 16, 17 and 18, 1965. + 
-Reference MapsLands Department Topo Jamison 2 inches to 1 mile. +Waterfall - Uloola Falls Karloo Pool Audley. 8 miles.  
-tt tt Blue Labyrinth 2 inches to 1 mile. + 
-Rendezvous Friday night Ingar Picnic Ground Jamison Sheet Ref.4552740 This will also be Saturday night's camp. +A look at portion of the Western area of the Royal National Park. Can be recommended as a first walk with the club. Train : 8.50 a m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station. CHANGE AT SUTHERLAND for rail motor to waterfall. Tickets: Waterfall return @ 6/-. Map: Port Hacking Tourist or Port Hacking Military. Leader: Betty Farquhar. 
-How to get there Great western Highway to the Kings Tableland Road  + 
-Signpost says "To Ingar". Turn left, proceed along Kings Tableland Rd + 
-for about 1 mile whore another signpost indicates, Turn Left "To Ingar". F.B.W. yellow arrows will be placed at both these points. From here a +==AUG.8== 
-good dirt roadMurphys Trail (a little stony at first) leads 6 miles to Ingar Picnic Ground. + 
-Lost Parties About six lost parties of no less than three persons + 
-including a competent leader are required. We would like those who +Pymble bus to St. Ives (Douglas St.) Middle Harbour Crk. Bungaroo Waterhole - Lindfield. 9 miles. 
-volunteer, to see the S & R Field Officer (N. Melville) no later than a week before July 17. These people will be required to go into their + 
-lost positions on Friday night and lacking instructions to the contrary should first report to S & R Field Officer at Ingar on Friday night. Lost parties are not to indulge in "hide and seek" tactics. +This walk does not appear on the programme, but the leader has offered to take it in the hope that the Acacias (wattles) which abound in Lady Davidson Park will be at their best. An ideal walk for new members. Train: 9.10 a m. Hornsby train via Bridge from Central Electric Station to Pymble. 9.46 a m. bus Pymble to St. Ives (the last for the morning). Tickets: Pymble return via Bridge @ 4/6 plus 1/3 bus fare. Map: Sydney Military or any up to date Sydney Street Directory. Leader: Gladys Roberts. 
-Location of Search The Search Area will be bounded by the northern + 
-boundary of Jamison Map The top of Kedumba Valley Escarpment Red Ridge Bedford and Erskine creeks.+ 
 +====DETAILS OF SEARCH AND RESCUE PRACTICE SEARCH. JULY 16, 17 and 18, 1965==== 
 + 
 + 
 +==Reference Maps==  
 + 
 +Lands Department Topo Jamison 2 inches to 1 mile. Lands Department Topo - Blue Labyrinth 2 inches to 1 mile. 
 + 
 + 
 +==Rendezvous==  
 + 
 +Friday night Ingar Picnic Ground Jamison Sheet Ref 455274. This will also be Saturday night's camp. 
 + 
 + 
 +==How to get there==  
 + 
 +Great Western Highway to the Kings Tableland Road Signpost says "To Ingar". Turn left, proceed along Kings Tableland Rd for about 1 mile where another signpost indicates, Turn Left "To Ingar". F.B.W. yellow arrows will be placed at both these points. From here a 
 +good dirt road Murphys Trail (a little stony at first) leads 6 miles to Ingar Picnic Ground. 
 + 
 +==Lost Parties==  
 + 
 +About six lost parties of no less than three persons including a competent leader are required. We would like those who volunteer, to see the S & R Field Officer (N. Melville) no later than a week before July 17. These people will be required to go into their lost positions on Friday night and lacking instructions to the contrary should first report to S & R Field Officer at Ingar on Friday night. Lost parties are not to indulge in "hide and seek" tactics. 
 + 
 +==Location of Search==  
 + 
 +The Search Area will be bounded by the northern boundary of Jamison Map The top of Kedumba Valley Escarpment Red Ridge Bedford and Erskine creeks.
 ALL BIG CLIFFS, ROUGH CREEK BOTTOMS & VERY DENSE GOING ARE EXLUDED. ALL BIG CLIFFS, ROUGH CREEK BOTTOMS & VERY DENSE GOING ARE EXLUDED.
-Search Parties will be given their instructions and a map of their + 
-area on Saturday morning. No party is to comprise of less than three +==Search Parties== 
-With a competent leader. Searchers are requested to be at Ingar no later than breakfast time Saturday. + 
-At 3.30y m. All parties will cease searching and being lost and return to Ingar. The Rock Rescue team will be in ressrve at Ingar to deal with anything that may turn up. +Will be given their instructions and a map of their area on Saturday morning. No party is to comprise of less than three with a competent leader. Searchers are requested to be at Ingar no later than breakfast time Saturday. 
-Camp Fire and Sing Son will be held at Ingar Saturday Night. + 
-SundayThere will be further operations including a Rock Rescue Act up al, 7aterfall. (Clear view to all spectators)+==At 3.30pm==  
-NoteFor walkers. The shortest route is from Woodford Station. + 
-=1IMMIMMAM. +All parties will cease searching and being lost and return to Ingar. The Rock Rescue team will be in ressrve at Ingar to deal with anything that may turn up. 
-For Friday night 6.08 p m. Train. + 
-4 +==Camp Fire and Sing Song==  
-18.-- The Sydney Bushwalker July, 1965 + 
-Letter from Ken Lewis. - Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook, New Zealand. Hullo Bushies+Will be held at Ingar Saturday Night. 
 + 
 +==Sunday== 
 + 
 +There will be further operations including a Rock Rescue Act up at Waterfall. (Clear view to all spectators.) 
 + 
 +==Note==  
 + 
 +For walkers. The shortest route is from Woodford Station. For Friday night 6.08 p m. Train. 
 + 
 + 
 +====Letter from Ken Lewis==== 
 + 
 +Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook, New Zealand.  
 + 
 +Hullo Bushies
 + 
 Bet you didn't expect a letter from me, but I thought I would take you by surprise. Bet you didn't expect a letter from me, but I thought I would take you by surprise.
-I have been at Mt. Cook now for 8 months; fact is, as + 
-soon as I came back from Antartica (I worked as a weather observer on the N.Z. ship 'Hatheburni),I started up here. I work as asteward-cum-weather-observer (on land). Just the shot for me as I get sea sick. . + 
-This would be the best job I have ever had. I drive a bus now - got my licence and drive two days a week. I drive up to Ball Hut and act as a temporary guide on the glacier - haven't lost anyone yet. These two days I work with Mick Bowler, former head guide for the Old Hermitage. He is terrific and I can listen to him for hours. He has climbed Mt. Cook fifteen times, his last ascent when he was 56 years old. He sure knows the mountains.+I have been at Mt. Cook now for 8 months; fact is, as soon as I came back from Antartica (I worked as a weather observer on the N.Z. ship 'Homeburn'), I started up here. I work as a steward-cum-weather-observer (on land). Just the shot for me as I get sea sick. 
 + 
 + 
 +This would be the best job I have ever had. I drive a bus now - got my licence and drive two days a week. I drive up to Ball Hut and act as a temporary guide on the glacier - haven't lost anyone yet. These two days I work with Mick Bowier, former head guide for the Old Hermitage. He is terrific and I can listen to him for hours. He has climbed Mt. Cook fifteen times, his last ascent when he was 56 years old. He sure knows the mountains. 
 + 
 The other three days I am second steward which, in actual fact, means I'm the working boss. The Head steward is an ardent out-doors man so we get on well. Fact is, you might say the place runs how I want it to now. The other three days I am second steward which, in actual fact, means I'm the working boss. The Head steward is an ardent out-doors man so we get on well. Fact is, you might say the place runs how I want it to now.
 +
 +
 Eric Saxby, one of the S.R.C. is now on the staff so we have a bit of fun. Graham Bishop comes through quite regularly. Have got to know him quite well. Eric Saxby, one of the S.R.C. is now on the staff so we have a bit of fun. Graham Bishop comes through quite regularly. Have got to know him quite well.
-Didn't do much climbing myself this last season; these mountains a-re big and I was not going up them till I know them backwards. I did go up Madeland, though, and over the Copeland Pass and to the top of Graham Saddle. Also I have become great friends with one of the pilots + 
-of the ski-planes and have been to the Plateau hut and over to the west Coast, etc + 
-I came to N.Z. with the intention of staying 6 months then going +Didn't do much climbing myself this last season; these mountains are big and I was not going up them till I know them backwards. I did go up Madeland, though, and over the Copeland Pass and to the top of Graham Saddle. Also I have become great friends with one of the pilots 
-to South America on my cobber'yatktTell, he is all but married and I might as well swim to South America! Feeling a little disappointed I decided to make the best of a bad bargain so now I am looking elsewhere, so if you hear of anyone going that way and they want a good deck hand, send me word. +of the ski-planes and have been to the Plateau hut and over to the West Coast, etc
-If you want to buy New Zealand, or hear of anyone wanting to buy it, send me ward. Tell them I can prove it isn't stolen property.+ 
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 +I came to N.Z. with the intention of staying 6 months then going to South America on my cobber'yachtWell, he is all but married and I might as well swim to South America! Feeling a little disappointed I decided to make the best of a bad bargain so now I am looking elsewhere, so if you hear of anyone going that way and they want a good deck hand, send me word. 
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 +If you want to buy New Zealand, or hear of anyone wanting to buy it, send me word. Tell them I can prove it isn't stolen property. 
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 Your old Mate, Your old Mate,
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 Ken Lewis. Ken Lewis.
  
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