Mountaineering Talks

There are two upcoming talks by mountaineers:

Patrick Hollingsworth –

Patrick Hollingsworth became the third Western Australian to climb Everest this year. He is doing a slide show on July 28th at UWA Social Sciences Theatre at 7pm for 7.30pm, $15 at door. Sponsored by Mountain Designs, who are providing a $100 Gift Voucher as a door prize.   Contact Mountain Designs for more info.


Mark Sheen –

Come spend an evening with Mark Sheen and learn about his experiences on some of the world’s highest and most rugged peaks that have made him the world-class mountaineer he is today. With peaks under his belt such as Spantik, Broad Peak & K2 in Pakistan, Denali in Alaska, Elbrus in Russia, Aconcagua in Argentina plus the holy grail of mountaineering, Mount Everest in Nepal, Mark will speak on his triumphs and tragedies and his plans to do more in the high mountains of the world.

This presentation will be held on Tuesday 27th July at Mainpeak’s Osborne Park store at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start. Tickets for each presentation are just $10.00 each but numbers are limited, so bookings are essential. Contact the Osborne Park store for bookings or for more information.

2010/2011 Memberships

Dear Climber,

the CAWA membership year runs from 01 July until the following 30 June. This means that your 2009/2010 membership has now expired and so it’s time to renew your CAWA membership.

(Note: If you have joined or renewed in the last month or so, your membership may carry forwards through until the end of June 2011, in which case there’s no need to renew now. Please check your records if you are unsure about this, or email for more information.)

During the past year, CAWA has organised a number of climbing trips, including ones to Willyabrup, Kalbarri, the Albany area and Peak Charles. There has also been a few social and slide nights and more are planned in the near future. CAWA members also get discounts at the gear shops and climbing gyms.

In addition, CAWA represents the interests of WA climbers and has frequent meetings with DEC, Water Corp, Dept. of Sport and Rec and other government agencies to discuss issues such as access to climbing areas, changes in Regulations and policy and so on.

By supporting CAWA, you help CAWA support you.

You can renew your membership or join by using the secure online form, or by downloading, completing and returning the printable membership form. Follow the links from

Happy climbing!

CAWA Committee Member

Castle Rock Walk Trail and Summit Closure in Porongurup National Park

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) wishes to advise that the Castle Rock Walk trail and Castle Rock Summit within Porongurup National Park will be closed to all Park visitors from 15 March 2010 to 30 June 2010.

This closure is required in order to make the area safe for contractors to carry out works necessary to remove the old lookout structure and construct two new lookouts, one lower level lookout and one upper level lookout.

Access to Castle Rock Picnic Area, Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area, Nancy-Hayward Peak Circuit, Devils Slide and Wansbrough walk will remain open.

DEC apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

For further information please contact the DEC Albany District Office on (08) 98424500.