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10:45:20 AM
Hi all,

after a long time living like a climbing bum, im now stuck in civilisation, so i gave this website lark a go and we'll see how it ends up!. Anyhow i have a bit of spare time so I thought id put some stuff up. check it out!

photos at

both of these will be updated regularly; the photos because i only get 20mb a month and the site will end up having an article a week or so

First real article is on Ozy; just a bunch of beta which is hard to get without trawling through old rock mags. It's finished now, please give me any comments. I have made what i think is a pretty darn good topo too!

3:52:25 PM
Ozy article is really long now


detailed acces and escape beta (courtesy anthony morgan)
rack reccomendation
detailed topo
pitch by pitch descriptions of original and direct versions (courtesy anthony morgan)
tactics for 2 and 3 day ascents

also done another article on NZ stuff and got heaps of photos up too!

5:08:03 PM
Some more stuff up plus some photos of NZ winter tirp on Flickr, also trying to get some stories onto the blog. Comments welcome... (particularly anything anyone thinks would be good to put up to promote aid/alpine/adventure climbing in OZ)
8:19:21 AM
Hey Max, nick here.

how was the trip?

ps Winter climbing rules and aid climbing sux.
8:45:58 AM
Yeah Max, what did you get up to? Are you climbing with Vipers?

And winter climbing is awesome.

11:17:09 AM
Hi nick,

the trip was good. I got a job glacier guiding but it sucked big time, so I left. i think I will be at ANU next year but I want to sneak in another trip before that. Would you be keen for NZ or south america? my regular partner is distracted by girls. Yes winter climbing rules, but winter aid climbing rules big time! didn't you enjoy ozy when you did it??

No my mate got vipers because he gets BD gear thrrough his work. i am climbing with petzl aztars. I thought the aztars were much more suitable for general alpine ( i like em cos there lighter too) though that siad the vipers are great for drytooling when run leashless.

we didn't get up anything hard or big. It was my mates first trip so getting used to the cold, and learning a lot about avalanches. We climbed a bunch of nz gr 1 and 2 pks in the mueller area and also the fox neve. the mountains still scare the shit out of me, some of you might know the feeling.....
11:41:58 AM
Good to hear.

That mountain fear is healthy I reckon. Apparently if you can stay alive through your first three NZ seasons then your survival odds improve dramatically.

2:32:59 PM
where did you get that figure from?

hope its right, that was my third trip.

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