First Meeting for 2016 – Wednesday 3rd February
7:30 pm Wed 3 Feb 2016
An evening of three presentations on “SNOW IN SUMMER”. No, not the local native plant, but accounts of three walks on Tasmania’s Overland Track in winter. Two of the presentations are by guest speakers:
Bruce was in an MUMC party led by the late John Berchevaise. An account of that walk appeared in Wild about 25 years ago. Around that time, Bruce was also involved in the first traverse of the Western Arthurs and an early traverse of the Prince of Wales Range. In the mid-fifties, Bruce enjoyed two stellar climbing seasons in the Mt Cook area. Bruce is still an active hills walker and in fact, his image appears on the ABW fridge magnet.
Of the two later walks, 1970 was an exceptionally heavy snow year while the 1971 walk included a snow cave on Cradle Cirque. Both of those walks used home-made snowshoes. All of the walks were done in early August.