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.

Ultimate Climbing Comp 2

by Ross Weiter

Yet another great climbing comp from the Rockface stable! Liana Morgan scooped the chix, Jay Girdlestone the men and Pete the masters. For three hours the main competition was on, including bouldering, leading and speed climbing, with top roping an option for the newer climbers. Then it was time for the pizza and dyno
competition, followed by the bouldering finals. The effort of the day was Logan’s lowball traverse, followed by a drop into a corner body stem, followed by a dyno to the
finishing jug. Remi sprinted up the speed climb in 6 seconds flat – an incredible effort!

Thanks to all the Rockface staff, in particular to Gareth and Gerard for putting in days of work on the problems. There were no nastymoves, no sharp edges and no greasy holds. Thanks to the sponsors, Rockface, MD’s,Paddy Pallin’s, Mainpeak and others, alost all competitors walked away with a bag of goodies or some kind of prize. Well done.

2010 CAWA AGM

The main items on the agenda at this year’s AGM were reporting the committee’s activities for the year and electing a new committee. The physical turnout for the AGM was disappointing, with almost as many proxies as actual people. Thanks so much to those who did send in their proxies-it was much appreciated. I have posted the President’s Report as a separate news item where you can see the summary of the year’s activities and achievements.

This year, I am looking forward to seeing through to completion such tasks as the new edition of the Perth guidebook.

I would also like to welcome back some familiar faces as well as some fresh new ones. To see the details of who is doing what, please check out the ‘About’ section on the home page and select ‘Committee’ from the drop down menu.

There are currently two positions vacant on the committee. Treasurer and a general committee position. Anyone who is interested in either of these positions, particularly treasurer, is encouraged to contact me.

Dena

President

Mt Frankland Trip Fri 26 Feb – Mon 1 Mar 2010

The coming long weekend will see a CAWA trip to sample the slab delights of Mt Frankland.

Mt Frankland is about 5 hrs from Perth and this year we will be camping at Fernhook Falls. It is not possible to book camp sites. There is a camp kitchen and toilets but no showers (you can have a wash in the river).

Some of us will be heading down late on the Friday night.

Please contact Ross on 0422 927 962 or at Ross.Weiter@WorleyParsons.com for more details.

Regards

Dena
President

Banff Mount Film Festival

Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road, with stops planned in more than 285 communities and 30 countries across the globe.

This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking active, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Travelling from remote landscapes and cultures, to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2010 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favourites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff.

Join Paddy Pallin when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Australia in May and June.

TICKETS ON SALE 1ST MARCH FROM HERE

Screening Details:
Perth, The Playhouse – 28, 29, 30 April

WA Bouldering Competition 2009

By Gareth Wall

It was hot, the problems were hard and a bit under graded. All competitors had to push themselves during the pumpfest to a level they hadn’t pushed to before. The moans from sore competitors during the following few days brought a sadistic smile to my face. I had achieved where I felt I may have failed. Indeed the problems were hard, maybe too hard but judging the abilities of the top boulderers in the state or even in the country, is challenging.

I watched the pumpfest with apprehension as defeat was seen more frequently than success. By the time the finals began some competitors were so spent, they were trying to talk the amount of finals problems down from five to four, or even three. However, the more seasoned of the wall warriors wanted to be hurt and so the slaughter began: five problems. The finals were all or nothing to get your share of the cash and although more didn’t complete problems than did, there were some strong and oh so close efforts. In the end, all finalists got a taste of the cash with Marc, Jason and Sam cleaning up the most.

Marc and Jay were so close that literally only one pumpfest problem, a difference of four points, ended up separating them in a count back after tying two a piece in the finals. Sam cleaned up nicely in the women’s but I know our girls are closing the gap and hunting her down. She had better watch out.

After the finals all places remained the same as throughout the pumpfest, excluding Liana coming home strong and pushing Jing out of second spot by one problem.

A special mention goes to Claire and Naomi, so young, so talented and thrown into the spotlight on such a hard day for their first time. Well done girls, what a great effort to get into the finals. Your futures are calling and I can see you both in many more finals and even winning them in the future.

Well done to ALL competitors it was hot and hard but that’s what competition is about, pushing yourself to achieve your greatest. All results will be available on the Rockface website shortly.

The top five in each category are as follows:

 

Name Pumpfest Score Finals Problems Completed Place Prize Money
WOMEN
Sam Berry

431

4

1

$605

Liana Morgan

339

2

2

$205

Jing Yun Wong

353

1

3

$105

Claire Newbury

238

0

4

$40 (+prize)

Naomi Stockley

228

0

5

$40 (+prize)

MEN
Marc Edwards

510

2

1

$320

Jason Girdlestone

506

2

2

$320

Chris Loane

426

0

3

$120

Francois Jourjon

411

0

4

$120

Anthony Goyder

401

0

5

$120