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"Hot" Henry Barber to Tour Australia
tonybro
24/09/2007
9:21:47 PM
"Hot" Henry, the man that changed the style and nature of climbing in Australia when he came out in 1975 is coming in November.
The Victorian Climbing Club is organising a talk and slide show in Melbourne on the 8th Nov.
I'll keep you informed through this thread.
Check out the Arapiles guides Louise Shepherd's and the Selected Climbs for some back ground or do a google on Henry Barber rock climber.
For Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide folk, get in touch with your local clubs to see what they are organising.

Macciza
24/09/2007
9:50:14 PM
Even better listen to a recent interview he did @ podclimber . . .

Edit: They REALLY should try to get John Ewbank out as well/instead . . . .
jgoding
25/09/2007
7:27:36 AM
Awesome - this should be great. The podcast is really pretty good - I also recommend it. We really enjoyed listening to it on the way to Moonarie earlier this year.

I'll be there. Good on ya Tony for organising this!
Cam McKenzie
25/09/2007
8:21:22 AM
Any chance Henry is going to make it to Tassie? I'll be more than happy to give him a belay on Savage Journey.

tmarsh
25/09/2007
9:37:00 AM
I saw Henry speak in the late 90s at the Patagonia store in the city. He was a very entertaining and occasionally provocative speaker. Great slides too. It will be a great evening people - get along to it!

Capt_mulch
25/09/2007
1:47:55 PM
So does anyone know the full story about the Henry Barber / Rob Taylor Kilimanjaro incident? I tried Googling it without much luck - small reference on Wikipedia but that's about it.

Phil Box
25/09/2007
2:03:34 PM
He's gotta come to Queensland. A great deal of history is tied up at Frog with Henry.
pharmamatt
25/09/2007
2:05:47 PM
found this link through google/ google books which may give more insight

google books




Duncan
25/09/2007
4:46:42 PM
link no worky

JamesMc
25/09/2007
6:21:53 PM
On 25/09/2007 Capt_mulch wrote:
>So does anyone know the full story about the Henry Barber / Rob Taylor
>Kilimanjaro incident? I tried Googling it without much luck - small reference
>on Wikipedia but that's about it.

I read Rob Taylor's book 'The Breach' about 30 years ago, and still remember it (which is saying something). It was really bitter, like when Paul Keating gets mentioned in Bob Hawke's autobiography.

At the time, I didn't realise it was talking about Henry Barber, as he was given a false name, presumably to keep the lawyers happy It wans't 'till years later that I realised that Harley Baker (?) was Henry Barber. If you're really interested, buy a copy of the book or read the reviews on amazon at

http://www.amazon.com/Breach-Kilimanjaro-Conquest-Self/dp/0963018809/ref=sr_1_1/105-0153160-9891654?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190707540&sr=8-1

You could always go along to Henry's talk and ask him yourself.

James Mc

PS for those who haven't read Bob Hawke's autobiography.....
Everything good that ever happened in the whole world was because of Bob Hawke.
Everything bad that ever happend in the whole world was because of Paul Keating.

skink
25/09/2007
6:56:01 PM
On 25/09/2007 Duncan wrote:
>link no worky

worky fine for me, pity about the missing bits, but fascinating to read what there was - oh, to climb 350 days a year - wow
dalai
25/09/2007
7:04:32 PM
If you are interested in Barber - he has a biography "On Edge: The Life & Climbs of Henry Barber" by Lee, Chip.

Great read!
surfinclimb
26/09/2007
8:31:41 PM
For those of us that arent VCC members can we come too? PLEASE. How much?
Everytime I look at Pebbles and Bam Bam Im full of respect for the man, not to mention all the other crazy lines that he onsighted with minimal gear.
I must ask just what was it that gave Henry the ability to climb so much harder than just about every other climber in OZ. No disrepect to the local climbers but from what i've learnt he was head and shoulders above them all.

Macciza
26/09/2007
9:44:07 PM
Ummm you probably should have a listen to the the podclimber interview.
In actual fact the local aussie bold approach was what made him step it up further
I think it is around the 8 minute mark from memory

And they really should try to get Ewbank out . . .

mousey
26/09/2007
9:52:23 PM
On 26/09/2007 Macciza wrote:
>Ummm you probably should have a listen to the the podclimber interview.
>In actual fact the local aussie bold approach was what made him step it
>up further
>I think it is around the 8 minute mark from memory
yeh thats a good interview

>
>And they really should try to get Ewbank out . . .
09 festival?

Phil Box
27/09/2007
9:27:24 AM
On 26/09/2007 mousey wrote:
>On 26/09/2007 Macciza wrote:
>>And they really should try to get Ewbank out . . .
>09 festival?

Hell yeah, what a drawcard that would be.
kp
27/09/2007
9:49:17 AM
On 27/09/2007 Phil Box wrote:
>On 26/09/2007 mousey wrote:
>>On 26/09/2007 Macciza wrote:
>>>And they really should try to get Ewbank out . . .
>>09 festival?
>
>Hell yeah, what a drawcard that would be

I didn't know Ewbank was from QLD ?

; )
BA
27/09/2007
11:13:34 AM
On 27/09/2007 kp wrote:

>I didn't know Ewbank was from QLD ?
>
>; )

He is from the UK [double ; )]

tnd
27/09/2007
11:31:59 AM
On 26/09/2007 Macciza wrote:
>And they really should try to get Ewbank out . . .

Didn't you hear his talk at the Community Hall in Blackheath about four years ago Macca? He also played some gigs in Katoomba with his guitar.
Access T CliffCare
28/09/2007
12:25:33 PM
On 26/09/2007 surfinclimb wrote:
>For those of us that arent VCC members can we come too? PLEASE. How much?

Absolutely! Most of the VCC events are open to all climbers, not just members. That includes the Annual Dinner at the Nati Frinj this year, club meets, you can even come on a couple of climbing trips, and of course, the working bees! I hope that many do turn up to see and hear Henrys slide and talk night. It will be a good one!
As for how much will it cost - totally affordable but these details are just being finalised and Tony will let you know soon.

Cheers,
Tracey

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