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The Epic Club - regular outdoor event Thursday, 14 November 2013 At 12:43:58 PM mikllaw
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Attention all bushwalkers, climbers, cavers, mountain bikers, canyoners, kayakers and general outdoors fanatics!

On the 21st of November, from 7.30pm – ‘til late, we’ll be hosting Adventure Time, a monthly meet up of Sydney’s outdoors community and local adventurers.

On the night we’ll have talks by:

Mike Law aka “the Claw” – Sand or sanity?
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For the Australian climbers out there, Mike Law hardly needs an introduction. Mike has been climbing hard grades since the 70’s, before cams and modern belay devices existed and when free soloing was often just as safe as being “on rope”. He has ticked routes into the 30’s and if you have climbed in the Bluies, chances are that you have been on one of the thousands of routes put up by this colourful character. Tonight, he will be talking about some of his experiences climbing on sea cliffs.

Also, check out his newly released autobiographical book: “Law Unto Himself”. If you are lucky, he might even sign a few copies...

Clark Carter and Andrew Johnson – A Journey down the Sepik
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Clark Carter is a passionate adventurer and adventure filmmaker who has experienced parts of the globe that very few ever have. At just 21 he attempted to make the first complete traverse of Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic, using homemade wheeled kayaks. He completed this journey in 2008, on his second attempt, receiving the spirit of Adventure Award from the Australian Geographic society for his efforts. More recently, Clark spent 40 days skiing from the North Pole to Canada, sending out live footage of the trip every day. Andrew Johnson is no stranger to adventure either. In 2007 he rowed from New Zealand to Sydney in a 7m row boat. He rowed across Bass Strait as training for this, and he’s also a regular competitor in expedition length adventure races. In short, he’s one tough dude.

Clark and Andrew will be talking about a journey they undertook in 2010, down PNG’s longest river - the Sepik. They spent 5 weeks travelling 1,200 km’s from source to sea, primarily in a dugout canoe.

Visit Clark’s website for more info: http://www.clarkcarter.com/

Film Screening:
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Kadoma,
Directed by: Ben Stookesberry

Trailer: http://www.mountainfilm.org/film/kadoma

"Kadoma" was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December of 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck. Coetzee was paddling tip to tail in between the other two men when a fifteen-foot crocodile surfaced silently and swiftly pulled him underwater. He was never seen again.

Awards:
• Honorable Mention: People’s Choice. Mountain Film, Telluride 2011
• Most Inspiring Adventure Film. SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, California 2011
• Best Film –Exploration and Adventure. Banff Mountain Film Festival, Canada 2011


Bonus features:
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As usual, we will also have a slack line (provided by http://pureslacklines.com/) and, there will be alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and cider (available by donation). You may also BYO.

Where is it?
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The Hutch, a warehouse just up the road from St Peters climbing gym. PM for address.

Hope to see you there,

Tom, Tim and Em.

P.S. Just a reminder, this is a FREE event.

 

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