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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
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Rock Climbing In Australia
Stunning coffee table book of photographs
||Rock Climbing In Australia
||Hardback (March 2000)
|| (4.50 of 5)
|I was given this amazing book as a birthday present a few years ago. As you can imagine it sure beat the heck out of the usual socks & jocks. Put simply, this outstanding hardback is the best climbing photography book I've ever seen. There are stunning shots from all the major Australian climbing destinations, depicting climbers on way hard routes as well as a few that us mortals might actually be able to struggle up. It's truely inspiring to view. Makes you want to hit the crags.
There is also a sizable forward and text introducing each area, so it's not all just pics, but something worth reading as well. The only dower for some might be the price, but lets face it, the amount of time and effort that went into this production must have been daunting. Value for money I say.
|Outstanding. If only there were more photos.
|Its a very high standard book, and its Australian to boot!; which brings to my mind why does it cost so much??
I enjoyed the variety and the unusual angles at many of the locations.
Bungonia and the Totem Pole are simply stunning.
I was a bit disappointed with the Warrumbungles photos though, as generally speaking I do not think it did that location justice, ... hence knocking off a half star for its rating (with such surreal topography as the 'bungles how could one not take some stellar pics of it)?
(geez, am I nitpicky or what...?)
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