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to 30/06/2019-9:00am
End of the Month@Arapiles/Djurite Climbing and Tree Planting Working Bee
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Adam Merrick
Details: The month of June is a fantastic time to climb at Arapiles and also an ideal time for planting, with cooler weather and a bit of moisture in the ground. Why not come along and support the VCC and Cliffcare in helping to give back to a place that gives us so much . Plant your own tree in the Campground and watch it grow as you return to the Mount in coming years! The tree planting will happen on the Saturday morning commencing at 0900 and once the trees are in the ground, watered and guarded we can head out climbing. An old Greek Proverb says it all: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. The good news is that most of us will get to sit in their shade. This is an annual event and hopefully over time will make a real difference to the campground and its environs. While Ollie Sherlock has again lovingly grown these seedlings from local seed, he can't be there this year. In his place Adam Merrick will be co-ordinating the Cliffcare Tree Planting Working Bee. Please contact Adam to express your interest in both the Working Bee and in the climbing. It's important for planning purposes that the number of participants are known in advance. Please make Adam's task easier by emailing him now! This year we have the following seedlings to be planted: 20 White Cypress Callitris glaucophylla Seed collected Declaration Crag Area 20 Buloke Allocasuarina luehmanii seed collected Natimuk Francis Road 20 Drooping Sheoak Allocasuarina stricta Seed collected Watchtower Area 20 Weeping Pittospermum Pittospermum angustifolium seed collected Natimuk Golf Links Road, Arapiles- Tooan SP   Photos: Ollie and son Flynn with seedlings grown from local Callitris Pine, Yellow Gum and Casuarinaseeds. All seedlings have been grown by Ollie from locally collected seeds. This Working Bee is supported by Parks Victoria, Cliffcare, The Victorian Climbing Club and Friends of Arapiles. [ More ]
04/07/2019-6:00pmPub Info Night
Location: Great Northern Hotel
Leader: Paula Toal and Philipp Hammes
Details:     We invite you to have a chat about everything what's going on in the Victorian climbing world. The upcoming Management Plan Review of the Grampians The formation of the new Climbing Federation Upcoming Trips Whatever else you want to chat about This is a very informal get together so grab a beer & a burger while keeping up to date. We'll meet in the Snug Room of the Great Northern Hotel, Carlton North which has a $15 Burger Night on Thursdays. Casual beers are from 6:00pm Feel free to select Going on the Facebook Event or just rock up. Venue: The Great Northern Hotel Snug Room 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054 Cheers and see you there ? Paula (President) & Philipp (VP) [ More ]
19/07/2019-5:30pmPub Info Night - Halls Gap
Location: Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co.
Leader: Paula Toal
Details: The VCC invites you to have a chat about everything whats going on in the Victorian climbing world. The upcoming Management Plan Review of the Grampians The formation of the new Climbing Federation Upcoming Trips Whatever else you want to chat about This is a very informal get together so grab a beer & a burger while keeping up to date. Well meet at the Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. in Halls Gap - Casual beers are from 5:30pm Feel free to select Going on the Facebook Event or just rock up. Venue: Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. 119 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap VIC 3381 Cheers and see you there ? Paula [ More ]
to 18/08/2019
Winter Camp 2019 - Mt Feathertop
Location: Mt Feathertop
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: This year Game of Thrones will be back and we'll be back at Mt Feathertop. Together with the New Zealand Alpine Club we'll rock the Backcountry Event you really don't want to miss! Youve done some rock-climbing and want to step it up? Youre thinking about doing a Technical Mountaineering Course? You want to climb the Himalayas? You're a seasoned mountaineer and just want to enjoy a great weekend in the snow? This is EXACTLY the right trip for you. Hopefully you can join us hiking up Bungalow Spur, or across the Razorback (whatever ticks your fancy), and meet at Federation Hut for a fluffy snow camp. There you have the choice between: Just enjoying winter wonderland and cooking some snow OR Joining the mountaineers and practising self-arrest, building a Swiss pulley system and doing other weird things. For this option youll need an ice-axe, crampons and a climbing helmet at a bare minimum. If you havent attended a previous VCC Mountaineering trip or Winter Camp, there will be a mandatory mid-week briefing in Melbourne prior to the trip. This trip is suitable for all levels of experience, with limited spaces for beginners. The trip leaders - Anna, Matt, Petey and Philipp - have done all kinds of crazy stuff and some of them are also Alpine SAR Victoria members. You will be in safe hands. If you're new to snow-camping, please get in touch with us. There are a lot of things to consider which we will address at the briefing, however it doesn't hurt to get a heads-up on the gear requirements. More details regarding theMountaineering Season 2019 will be released once were done with the planning. Feel free to email us any questions in the meantime Winter is coming. DAH DA DUH DA DAH DUH DA DA DA (dadadadadadadadadadadadaada) To secure your place self-register via this web-form: Cheers Anna, Matt, Petey and Philipp [ More ]

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