"Takes you places"

The Summit of Her Ambition: book launch and author talk about the Spirited Life of Marie Byles

4pm Monday, 6 March 2017
North Adelaide Community Centre
176 Tynte St, North Adelaide

Marie Byles triumphed over the chauvinistic legal profession and a society that viewed women as second-class by establishing a successful legal practice.

A devoted bushwalker and conservationist, Marie was a zealous advocate for wilderness and helped reserve vast tracts of land for national parks.

An avid explorer-mountaineer, Marie climbed Mt Cook and mapped previously unexplored areas of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Her failure to achieve the summit of a mountain in Yunnan Province in 1938 became the catalyst for a journey into realms not found on a map.

Marie Byles’ life story has powerful narratives about human rights, conservation, ecology, feminism and spirituality.



River Torrens Linear Park, 9 Dec
West Lakes, 15 Dec
SW Cape Circuit Tasmania, 17 Jan 21 - 28 Jan 21
Rawnsley Park-Wilpena day walks, 24 May 21 - 28 May 21
Hiking gear for hire at reasonable rates. Try out gear before you buy your own.
Checklist of equipment, food ideas, water, first aid list, rules, minimal impact bushwalking and what to do if you get lost.
Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.
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