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Event Adventure Time - Thursday 9th August

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Spiersy, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Spiersy

    Spiersy One of Us

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    Hello to all you excellent people who "wander and think for yourselves".

    Join us at our 5-year anniversary Adventure Time event to hear from:

    Ian Brown - Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

    Brendan Moore - The adventurous world of cave diving and multi-sport activity

    - NOTE: We will be using another venue at: 8 Chalder St Marrickville
    - This very funky space has less couches & chairs so BYO camp chair or thermarest
    - BYO food and drinks
    - This one has cleared out the AT kitty, so bring a few bucks for a donation
    - Doors open at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start.
    - To stay in the loop: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816387731749301/


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    Ian Brown - Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
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    Ian has been involved with the bush since a slightly destructive childhood on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

    Scouts and university converted him into a more serious bushwalker, rock climber, mountaineer and paddler, and, by his own modest words, "continues to enjoy wilderness journeys as often as he can" (this code for: regularly climbing ground-up, onsite first-ascents of remote 300m high cliff faces and being part of the first Australian team to cross Antarctica from the coast to the S pole!)

    At university Ian studied ecology, geomorphology and conservation and had a 20-year career in national park management, most of it in the Blue Mountains where he has lived for 30 years. Ian has pursued a lifelong passion for the natural world and its protection, and now works as an environmental and interpretation consultant while pursuing other projects in photography, conservation and writing.

    Ian's nature photography of the Blue Mountains is well known, and he also ranges over much of Australia and beyond. In his photographs he tries to capture beauty with clarity and integrity.

    He is co-founder of the inspirational Blue mountains nature website that embraces the cultural, historic, conservation and landscape of the greater Bluies.

    Ian could easily speak on dozens of topics to do with adventure and the natural world, however on this occasion he will share with us some tales of "cheap and cheerful" adventures traversing the near vertical rainforests, sucking bogs, relentless sandflies, beech forests, shingle slopes, crags, snow, ice, and of course rain that is New Zealand's FIORDLAND!

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    Brendan Moore - Deep, Dark and Wet
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    Ever wondered what's involved making a start in cave diving? Maybe you're just wondering why we do it? What's on offer in the darkness that beckons? Let me shine a light on it for you! My experience learning to cave dive and developing my skills both below and above the waterline can show you what you'll need, what you'll see and what you can achieve as a cave diver.

    Brendon will cover the training, experience and equipment necessary to develop cave diving skills and discuss progression through to exploratory cave diving and expeditions. Meticulous planning and preparation are key to surviving what is regarded by some as quite a dangerous sport. Risk versus consequence analysis and redundancy are a must, just as in other extreme sports.

    As a caver, paddler and climber, I am inspired to use these skills as a tool to accomplish grand multi-sport expeditions.



    Hope to see you there Adventuremensch!
     
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  2. Spiersy

    Spiersy One of Us

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    This Thursdee.
    Note different venue.