Ignoring the forecast of rain, I figured that it would probably be dry anyway. After all, it never rains at Arapiles. However, I had forgotten to take into account that with the change in government had come a change in weather patterns – since Kevin Rudd broke the drought, it just hasn’t been the same. The bare dirt has gone, to be replaced by actual green stuff growing from the ground – the paths to the climbs are festooned with daisies! And the cliffs themselves seem to be developing a healthy amount of foliage. But anyway, it rained. … Continue reading climbing in the rain at the arapiles
The weather’s taken a turn for the unpredictable recently – weather forecasts keep looking promising, then turning to scattered showers the day beforehand, and the day in question ends up being miserable and rainy. And that’s exactly what happened when I tried to finally climb at Lake Louise. Views of Lake Louise (ski resort), Lake Louise (chateau) and Lake Louise (lake – filling up with people in canoes) There was low cloud lurking through the Bow Valley, and all the way along the drive there. “It’ll be fine!” we said. “At least it’s not raining!” we said. The … Continue reading lake lousie
Rock at Bundaleer, Grampians. No climbing this weekend. Sitting and waiting for phone calls about plane tickets. And vicious rain and humidity that makes my skin crawl. And testing out the new fish and chip shop down the round (conclusion, a bit too pricy).
hoorah! it looks like we’re going to be hosting the australian uni rockclimbing championships down here in melbourne. now we just have to arrange a budget… and organise everything… and get sponsors… and blah, lots of work to do. but yay.
Jacki on Gecko (14).
Val, on the fun part of Agamemnon :)
working my way up yet another evil slab climb
Setting up camp in the backyard. Jackie on the first climb in the heats.
Andy and Val, in the cave by Eat my spinning blades of steel, amongst other things.