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Info for Sarah...therefore not hijacked!

Sarah Gara
15/05/2009
6:18:18 AM
On 14/05/2009 TonyB wrote:
>Sarah,
>
>There's a classic Australian movie depicting life in the Oz outback ...
>"Wake in Fright". It was made in 1971 but I doubt that things have changed
>much.

Thanks TonyB -I'm just up to the bit with the guy standing on his head drinking beer - no one killed yet -is it like wolf creek? I'm hoping not. Crazy fun they have in the outback hey. I can't cope with anymore tonight so I'll watch the rest when I get back next week.I bloody hope Robinvale isn't like that.

Off to do my first aid climb this weekend -as forecast is rubbish for the entire weekend so we are going aiding in the caves...(the lads are all going to Yosemite in Sept) wish me luck. x
TonyB
15/05/2009
8:31:01 AM
Nah, it's just a bit of outback realism.

nmonteith
15/05/2009
8:48:59 AM
On 14/05/2009 Zebedee wrote:
>Utes can be four wheel drive just not the ones pictured above. (Patrol,
>Landcruiser, Courier, Rodeo etc.) Mine is only two wheel drive but probably
>has more clearance than some softroaders. They do offer a dry place to
>sleep. I have slept in my ute under the tonneau a bit cramped for headroom
>but definitely water proof. I have a fibreglass canopy on now and it is
>waterproof (with headroom) and probably as 'thief' proof as your average
>car. Smash a window and you're in. I only need one belayer and no audience
>so I find two seats sufficient though many utes can seat three and dual
>cabs up to five.

But i don't see the advantage of a ute as a climbing vehicle compared to a softroader? By the time people attach fiberglass covers over their tray they might as well have bought a real car. I drive a Nissan Pathfinder, which is pretty much a Navara ute as the base, but with a softroader style wagon body. It's too big for the city though! :-)

nmonteith
15/05/2009
10:16:51 AM
p.s. - there is no shortage of climbers at Arapiles, and heaps of girl/women climbers. For example, at easter there would be close to a thousand climbers climbing at Arapiles i reckon! A third of those would be of the finer sex. Robinvale on the other hand.... :-)
prb
15/05/2009
10:26:01 AM
On 15/05/09 Sarah Gara wrote:
>prb - out of interest how much did all that cost? x

A half-hour appointment with a podiatrist at SportsMed here in Adelaide is $55. As the name suggests,
SportsMed is a large clinic with a range of services including podiatry. Off-the-shelf orthotics (brand
name Prothotics) from SportsMed cost me $100.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
15/05/2009
12:24:07 PM
On 15/05/09 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Off to do my first aid climb this weekend -

~> now your talking!
(Is good / not a jibe).
Heh, heh, heh.

SG wrote before;
>I'm thinking roadrunner - the cartoon have I got the right idea? I've never seen an emu in real life.. x

Yes.
The faster they run the more they tend to stick their neck out horizontally.
That one was a speed demon on a mission ...

nmonteith
15/05/2009
2:10:59 PM
On 15/05/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>The faster they run the more they tend to stick their neck out horizontally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUqQzPhdWUo

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
15/05/2009
5:33:06 PM
Good one nm, but I reckon the spear coming at me had it's neck even straighter!






Sarah, you seem a bit confused about some of the advice given in this thread, so I found a map to help you out.








On 15/05/09 Sarah Gara wrote;
>After those pictures I don't want to - (snip)

Get a ride in a ute?

Worried about getting a reputation?

~> could always catch a train instead...



IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
15/05/2009
6:07:31 PM
Trivial pursuit ...

Congratulations Sarah.
Your thread (original format as find climbers), has now well and truly eclipsed all others for replies, on the 'Find Climbers' section of Forum, with 129 replies.
Good thing you are not trolling ridgy didge eh?

(Of the top 10; ... second place got 96 replies and they range down / date back to 2004, at 34 replies).

... However if you want a yardstick to measure thread size by, you really need to look at the Havachatwithhexy thread.

allroundgoodguy
16/05/2009
6:10:25 PM
On 15/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:

>Do you have chavs in Oz? AKA scallies/townies/NEDs
>http://homepage.ntlworld.com/darkpowers/chav.jpeg
>
Closest we have is the bogan, but we make an art-form out of them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA8gJoT5yl4

foreverabumbly
17/05/2009
8:49:09 AM
or this one...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQpr1lKHjP8&feature=related

there would be heaps around where your moving too!
gfdonc
17/05/2009
5:06:46 PM
Bizarre coincidence .. a reprint of Wake in Fright is featuring at the Cannes film festival at the moment.

wallwombat
17/05/2009
6:20:23 PM
On 17/05/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>Bizarre coincidence .. a reprint of Wake in Fright is featuring at the
>Cannes film festival at the moment.
>

No coincidence. Wake in Fright has been in the news a bit lately.

I watched something on Lateline last week about how there were believed to be no copies of the movie left intact or preserved well enough to be digitally rematered and they thought the movie would be lost for good. Then a good quality copy was found in some film archive in the states.

So it has been digitally remastered and re-released, I believe.

It was also Jack Thompson's first film.
Wendy
18/05/2009
7:34:21 AM
On 15/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>On 14/05/2009 Wendy wrote:
>>I do know some climbers in Nangilloc - not terribly far away from Robinvale
>>in the greater scheme of things.
>
>how far is "in the greater scheme"?

I guess less than 100kms? It's 50km south of Mildura on the road from Mildura to here. Mildura being the biggest town in the region. Lots bigger than Horsham.


>So are you out at the Araps a lot. Only the second climbver girl so far...
>are we really that rare in Oz x

Well, not so rare as we used to be. Actually, Nati has a great community of women climbers. I think the Chockstone sees few women because (a) there are less of us climbing generally and (b) less women are geeks.

Wendy
18/05/2009
7:36:07 AM
The author of Wake in Fright also wrote "Pig" - somemore gentle nighttime reading to keep you concerned about life in Australia.
devlin66
18/05/2009
8:50:38 AM
On 18/05/2009 Wendy wrote:
>Well, not so rare as we used to be. Actually, Nati has a great community
>of women climbers. I think the Chockstone sees few women because (a) there
>are less of us climbing generally and (b) less women are geeks.

Also women tend not to need to beat off against each other to prove themselves. Though they do preen to most extreme at times.
BA
18/05/2009
12:33:29 PM
Wasn't Wolf Creek the prelude to Tourism Australia's last campaign, "Where the bloody hell are you?" A visit to the outback and all your relatives are asking "Where the bloody hell are you?" :-)

nmonteith
18/05/2009
1:00:40 PM

Classic outback sign...

Sarah Gara
19/05/2009
7:57:11 AM
On 15/05/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Trivial pursuit ...
>
>Congratulations Sarah.
>Your thread (original format as find climbers), has now well and truly
>eclipsed all others for replies,

Is there a prize? Is it chocolate? mmmm.... chocolate... x

Sarah Gara
19/05/2009
8:09:52 AM
On 16/05/2009 allroundgoodguy wrote:

>Closest we have is the bogan,

delightful. that's got to be a wig. I have to admit I am a little apprehensive about Robinvale -even more so after talking to you lot.

Some time ago I wrote:
>something along the lines of...What good things are there about Australia and Victoria?

So far we have -possibly a prize of Chocolate and the fact that there aren't aligators or crocodiles...anything else? Come on guys... anyone?

Even my brother's been on at me today about breaking down and how I must have enough food for 5days at all times in the boot of my car...he's been watching Ray mears x

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