17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
On 20/01/2012 Climb Point Perp wrote:
>Well I guess I should announce the winner, but before I do I would like
>to thank all of the people that posted and entry. There were some good
>efforts so thanks for having a go.
>Now for the main event,
>and the winner is....................
>Tommo! for his post about being sandbagged by yours truly. Great effort
>mate, on both the post and the climb. Send me a PM with your postal details
>and I will post a book on Monday.
>I seem to remember that you won Simonís book as well, if you keep it up
>you will become a professional and have to declare your book income to
>the tax department!
Woooohooo! This just made my day! I would love to be a gentleman and decline this win... but I'm not going to, because I'm stoked! But I do promise that I won't enter the next book give-away on Chockstone :o) I don't think I'll turn professional, but the tax department can go and solo The Deeps before they get a cut of my climbing library!
Thanks Rob, by all accounts this new guide sounds amazing, and I can't wait to use it. But thanks also to the previous guidebook authors - easily forgotten. Although it was challenging to use, compiling and publishing route information in any form is a big task, and provides a major reference for later guidebooks. My dog-eared copy of the McMillan/Jones/Cleland guide will sit proudly alongside this new one.
Congratulations Tommo. That's a fabulious win. When i read your entry i thought "Yep, he deserves to win" And may i say, your eyes look very sparkly today, and is that a natural wave in your hair ? Your looking good !
Thanks Rob for puting up the contest and the prize.
Oh, btw i'm heading down the Point next w-end, would i be able to borrow your guide book Tommo ?