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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

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julian.A
25/08/2004
11:00:29 AM
Had an interesting time on the main range last week.

On Friday 13th August my friend Jeff left his tent pitched about 150 meters from the Snowy River. Inside it he left a garbage bag with some gear - Ice axe, crampons, harness, etc.

We arrived back on the tuesday morning to find Jeffs tent partially buried from the weekend storm, but ALL his gear missing. A short ski towards Blue Lake brought us to a campsite. Inside one of the tents was all of Jeffs gear, (oh yeh, and the drivers licences of the the tent owners - thanks boys).

After three seperate conversations over the next two days I have no doubts at all that despite their claims of minding the gear, and their plan to hand it into the police at Perisher, they actually planned to steal the gear.

They had no answers to my simple questions of - Why burden yourself more by carrying extra equiptment further into the backcountry, knowing they would have to return back past our tent to get to Charlottes Pass ?

Didn't they agree that by removing the gear they were potentially endangering someone who may be relying on that gear to be there ?

Wouldn't it be easier to just tell the police of the location, if they were so worried ?

Why remove the gear on Monday, when they were staying till Thursday ?

Of course the trio of Novercastrions had no answers to these.

Neither I or Jeff had experienced this sort of thing before in Australia, (Jeff has been climbing at Blue Lake since 78). Be warned folks, don't leave anything, or hide it well. I certainly will be in the future.


HEX
25/08/2004
11:30:04 AM
Muhahahahahaaaaaa !!!!

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Yeah ! --- Bringitooooooon !!!,Neil --- now THIS is what I call a 'found-booty' thread...

nmonteith
25/08/2004
11:47:56 AM
I think a public shaming by naming names would be a good idea!

jono
25/08/2004
12:41:13 PM
this issue has also been discussed on ski.com.au here

the relevant posts start halfway through the thread

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/08/2004
1:18:34 PM
On 25/08/2004 nmonteith wrote:
>I think a public shaming by naming names would be a good idea!
Public flogging with (said) Ice axe, crampons, etc. might be more beneficial.

Richard
25/08/2004
1:21:54 PM
people like that should be stripped naked and left to walk home from the top of Kosciusko in the middle of winter.!!

Naming names will be the only thing which makes them regret what they did ....

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/08/2004
1:31:17 PM
On 25/08/2004 Richard wrote:
>people like that should be stripped naked and left to walk home from the
>top of Kosciusko in the middle of winter.!!
>Naming names will be the only thing which makes them regret what they
>did ....
OK then, ... ALL of the above !!

mousey
25/08/2004
2:47:16 PM
is that punishment? you should come hang out with some of my mates...do that for entertaintainment!!

climbau
25/08/2004
4:02:18 PM
The wild places used to be a safe haven from such antics that we expect in suburbia. Thanx to the offenders for ruining that ideal that we so need to believe in, Mutha F!@#$%&!!!!!!!!!

vwills
25/08/2004
7:03:57 PM
Damn thieving Novocastrians! Who were they?
Stuff left in a sealed tent is not booty. Ever.
Next they'll be stealing projects. Or taking anchor hardware apart.
Out with their names. Off with their heads.
Or at least give them a chance to respond.
Maybe inexperience and ignorance is their excuse.

mousey
25/08/2004
8:20:14 PM
i bet they were trad climbers too!! bastards...
were they actually climbers, or just some tourists with a tent?
gfdonc
Online Now
25/08/2004
8:43:13 PM
On 25/08/2004 vwills wrote:
>Damn thieving Novocastrians! Who were they?
>Stuff left in a sealed tent is not booty. Ever.
>Next they'll be stealing projects. Or taking anchor hardware apart.

.. or causing ppl to tear tendons. All caused by them basturds.

Nick Kaz
25/08/2004
9:17:39 PM
On 25/08/2004 vwills wrote:
>Damn thieving Novocastrians! Who were they?

Geeze im glad im not a novocastrian, oh hangon. Good thing i had a busted foot.

They must be imported novocastrians, original ones aren't like that.

Off topic, how did you fair on sunday? i lost my phone and only found it on sat night.

phil box
26/08/2004
12:11:26 PM
How about Novo Castrati.

vwills
26/08/2004
2:34:21 PM
Ha Ha.Send them along to John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle) tonight and the surgical team on call could happily arrange.

mousey
26/08/2004
9:45:54 PM
oh you'd like that would ya... :P from now on you use YOUR wires, ill use MY nu...stoppers
julian.A
27/08/2004
1:20:47 PM
I thought about naming them, but perhaps they did make an innocent mistake and I'm unfairly attacking them. Either way I hope Scott, and his mates have learned a lesson...

HEX
27/08/2004
1:26:26 PM
Yeahhhh --- what fools ! --- they shoulda buried it all , then return when...

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