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French climbers in Australia during August

Paulie
13/06/2011
8:55:56 AM
On 12/06/2011 Kaj wrote:
>the Victorian landscape is not, for me, awe inspiring in a global sense
>and much less inspiring than most other states in Australia.

Aside from the East Gippsland forests, Wilsons Prom, the Forests around Lorne, parts of the Strzelecki Ranges, Little/Big Deserts, Grampians and the Alpine National Park, I heartily concur.

I rate Australia (even Vic) higher in terms of wilderness than most of western Europe (in France, the Alps and the Pyrenees are of course, exceptional exceptions).



Karl Bromelow
13/06/2011
10:33:27 AM
On 13/06/2011 hipdos wrote:
the snow gum is far superior to those concentric
>pine trees.

I love pine forests. Walking up through the lower slopes of the Dolomites on the way to massive limestone peaks and hanging glaciers, through ancient stands of Scottish Caledonian pine, amongst the giant Californian Redwoods and truly ancient Bristlecones, and hiking down from the Chief, Squamish. There you go ; )
skegly
13/06/2011
10:43:02 AM
so we now talking trees... thought we were rock huggers :)
Tassie has some pretty good pines & gums
Karl Bromelow
13/06/2011
10:53:29 AM
On 13/06/2011 Paulie wrote:

(in France, the Alps and the Pyrenees are of course, exceptional
>exceptions).
>
Italian Alps and Dolomites, Austrian Alps, Swiss Alps, Spanish Picos de Europa, Highlands and Islands of Scotland......plenty more exceptional exceptions beyond France.

I do love the wildness of the parts of Victoria little touched by humans. I hope it will stay that way. I'd still argue that from a visual perspective that it doesn't "blow me away". That's a strong phrase that doesn't fit the reality for me. Cheers, Karl
Karl Bromelow
13/06/2011
10:56:55 AM
On 13/06/2011 skegly wrote:

>Tassie has some pretty good pines & gums

Tassie is very cool. No question. It is quite capable of "blowing" even this hard to please grump away. Cheers, Karl

Paulie
13/06/2011
1:04:38 PM
On 13/06/2011 Kaj wrote:
>Spanish Picos de Europa,
Loved this area, but the desert areas between Spain & Portugal I thought were more wildernessy feeling,

>I'd still argue that from a visual perspective that it doesn't "blow me away".
I dunno, Feathertop in winter is pretty breathtaking, and I highly rate is the Cape Liptrap coast between Walkerville and Grinders.
skegly
13/06/2011
5:11:44 PM
So Fred,
I hope your still keen, and the 'POSTS' helped :)

coconut
19/06/2011
8:55:24 PM
Hey Fred. Qu'est ce qu'ils ont des trucs a dires les Aussies ! Ecrit moi en Aout , j'aimerais bien aller grimper. Aout, il fait un peu froid ici a Victoria. Je m'apprête a faire le tour de l'Australie après Septembre. Arapiles est le meilleur endroit pour se pointer et trouver des partenaires sur place.
Corinne

Miguel75
19/06/2011
9:32:59 PM
Hey klough, drop me a line when you get into Melbourne. if I'm available I'd be happy to take you out and about.
klouhg
30/07/2011
12:16:39 AM
Ok I'll do that, my plan is landing the 10th of august, I did not plan anything precisely but I would like to go in blue mountains, Grampians and Arapile (I won't have enough time for all), I also would like to climb ...
Do you know what is the best outdoor place to meet people to climb with?
Thanks for all
martym
30/07/2011
8:46:44 PM
On 30/07/2011 klouhg wrote:
>Do you know what is the best outdoor place to meet people to climb with?
>Thanks for all

It'll be difficult in winter (pack lots of warm clothes, go to a climbing store & buy some thermal underwear, typical aussie climbing fashion under shorts)

Blueys - Try Mt Victoria Carpark - it's 4km from the train station so try to hitch a ride; Shipley Upper is a well patronised area to meet people; otherwise hang around Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym & you'll get some advice - catch a train to St Peters & go from there.
Victoria is more difficult, you'll either need to hitch a ride or hire a car.
Grampians - Mt Stayplton Carpark & Campsite
Mt Arapiles - if there's anyone there, you'll love it.

Dan Theman
3/08/2011
6:46:50 PM
hey Fred,

i live in blackheath in the blue mountains and your welcome to come out climbing with me...
my number is 0418217068... will you have a phone while your here?

Dan
kieranl
3/08/2011
9:47:09 PM
On 30/07/2011 martym wrote:
>>Victoria is more difficult, you'll either need to hitch a ride or hire
>a car.
>Grampians - Mt Stayplton Carpark & Campsite
>Mt Arapiles - if there's anyone there, you'll love it.
You do *not* need a car for Arapiles. A car is good but public transport is OK.
You'll need a car to get to the good places in the Grampians but if you camp at Arapiles you may be able to team up with someone.
klouhg
7/08/2011
9:58:28 AM
Thank you everybody for your advices.
Thank you Dan, I will call you, I will have my cell phone but I am not sure whether it will work. Anyway I can use public phone.
I will stay couple of days in Sydney first, I will go in a climbing gym to meet australian climbers and get some advice ...

Fred

Dan Theman
12/08/2011
4:13:18 PM
sent you pm
klouhg
15/08/2011
6:37:52 PM
Hey Corinne,
je serai a melbourne vendredi prochain (19 aout) j'aimerais bien aller grimper a Arapile ou Grampians donc si tu es dispo ...
Fred

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