Blog from August, 2007

Mt Field Snow

Went up to Mt Field today, and there was about 40cm of fresh, soft snow over the whole area -up to a metre in the drifts. Was good to actually get a good tour in after a couple of crappy seasons in a row. I guess a fair bit will melt this week given the forecast, bu maybe some will survive till the next fall.

gear for sale


I've the below gear for sale. Pics can be viewed at

Offers for the lot?


Hobart 0418 252954

Cams (biners replaced Nov 2006 as new)
Metolius #3
Metolius #3
Metolius #6
Wired Bliss 2.75cm
Wired Bliss 3.75cm
Wired Bliss 5.5cm
Wired Bliss 8cm
Camalot #1
Camalot #1
Camalot #2
Camalot #3

14 Quickdraws. Most with karbiners new replaced Nov 2006
Petzel. DMM and Black Diamond

24 Wild Coutnry Rocks (stoppers)
All sizes

2 Ropes
NEW still in wrapping 60 m x 9.4mm Edelrid Livewire Hyperdry
As New very little use 50 m x 9.4 mm Edelrid

Guide books. Climb Nothern Tas and Mt Wellington, plus other assorted mainland guides
RP Boltplates
Huge roll Leuko plaster tape to wrap hands for jamming
Cassin Helmet
Macpac Expedition Olympus tent. Double poled. Used on one trip (albeit a long one) only. Exclnt base camp tent.

Totem Pole Video

Check out for a 5 minute video of an ascent of the Totem Pole -
"A Homemade Video Featuring 3 Climbing Bums".