On 4/05/2006 kieranl wrote:
>For the record : I didn't consult anyone.
Neither does ACTUP, so each opinion is as valid as the other?
> I was a very experienced climber
>at Arapiles and had long-term knowledge of the problem (sidebar for Boared
>: I had climbed Snowblind before this time).
Big woop!! Did you think the pin should have been replaced with a bolt back then too?
But if you want to get all chest puffy about it, ticked it myself fair time before then and I didn't trust the peg! Although well done and not a bad effort for a hardcore weekender!
>Quite frankly I couldn't have
>lived with myself if someone had been killed by the tree pulling out while
>someone was abseiling on it.
Heard of Darwinism?
>Yes, Boared will sneer
(sniger, hardly ever sneer)
>that there is an easy scramble route down,
>many people were already taking the abseil option: they weren't going to
>stop doing that.
They would if the tree had pulled!
>Post-edit : I seem to have become a less experienced climber as time passes,
>but I think the tree is still alive
Maybe you spent more time climbing weekending from Melbourne than weekending from Nati?
Nice effort though kieranl, hope your looking after my best interests again soon>