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Up, up and away…

Easter 2016

Another glorious Easter camping out west at Mount Arapilies, scrambling up and over rocks with my two best guys, going to bed exhausted and sleeping warm on cool desert evenings. It was my slight return to climbing after a year … Continue reading

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Over hill and dale

I went for a bit of a bike ride this past weekend. I had a lot of fun, and goddamn it, learned some stuff. Mount Baw Baw would be one of the toughest road cycling climbs Australia has to offer. … Continue reading

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Easter 2013

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Hardest of the sorta hard

About five years ago, right around the time my first baby came along, time suddenly became very, very scarce. Being time-poor had never really been a problem for me. Were I raised in the era of my old man, of … Continue reading

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Wild and wooly: Easter 2012

Back from five days camping in the Grampians, and my, that was some big challenges faced and overcome. I go camping and climbing with my oldest boy Ned quite a bit – see here, here and here – but this … Continue reading

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Bald man walking

I’m going bald. No, that’s not right. No, wait, shit, it IS right, but it’s far from new information. More like the meagre handful of styling techniques I’ve employed to keep the world convinced I have reasonable coverage in the … Continue reading

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Wild and west

Me and my boy Ned are just back from five days travelling out in Western Victoria visiting the formerly drought-stricken but now lushly-watered landscapes of the Wimmera. Five days of just the two of us on big open horizons and … Continue reading

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DIY

It came upon me one day that my boy needed play equipment in the back yard. Something he could climb and swing on and jump off and otherwise claim as his castle. I conceived a great plan: To craft a … Continue reading

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The high life

My climbing buddy Douglas is in town and invited me to drop by where he was staying near Southern Cross Station. He suggested we drink champagne on the roof and look at the city. Naturally I assumed he meant there … Continue reading

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Another day at the crag

My little man on a proper climbing trip to Mount Arapilies. Notable mentions: • Four hour road-trips each-way and not a word of complaint. Props to you, mister iPad. • Took a bull-ant bite to the back in the age-old … Continue reading

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