Wednesday WIN (2017-Sep-20)

Glen Coe Skyline 2017 – Race Video

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline 2015 Film

#SkylineScotland #GlenCoeSkyline

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #254 – 30 Day Music Challenge – Part 3

The ’30 Days Music Challenge’. Just post a song a day according to the challenges of the day. You can start whenever you like.

And now for some music …
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This weeks links (2017-09-18)

In brief:

* Firefly 15th anniversary: Why iconic series stands the test of time (2017-Sep-20) []
CAN you believe it’s been 15 years since Firefly first graced our screens? It’s held up remarkably well since then, except for one thing.

* Where’s the biff? Free speech has won every round in the marriage equality debate (2017-Sep-19) [The Guardian]
Secular law is permeated with church doctrine that’s not about mercy or turning the other cheek. Euthanasia. Surrogacy. Abortion. Contempt for LGBTI. These laws are inevitably under scrutiny by a community less and less persuaded by old church teaching.
In the face of this slide, church leaders are demanding in the name of religious liberty that there be no more change. Things must stay as they are. That’s not a demand for freedom, but protection.

* ‘She’ll be right’. Or will she? Practitioner perspectives on risk assessment for led outdoor activities in Australia [Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning]
Clare Dallat, Natassia Goode & Paul M. Salmon
Pages 1-17 | Published online: 18 Sep 2017
The results indicate that there is a lack of consistency regarding risk assessment in the LOA sector in Australia. Additionally, a substantial level of confusion is evident in both the current approaches to risk assessment, and in applying them to the LOA domain. Further, the current approaches to conduct risk assessments demonstrate a lack of synchronicity between the dominant approach to accident causation, underpinned by the understanding that accidents are caused by multiple factors and actors throughout the entire LOA system. In order to both address its critics and identify and manage those factors that are known to contribute to accidents, the LOA domain must develop more systematic, effective and consistent methods of risk assessment. Just as importantly, such development will enable the domain to support practitioners further improve their ability to provide appropriate, meaningful and enriching experiences for their participants.
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Some reading/listening:

* The Book of Dust: Philip Pullman in Conversation
Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6.15pm-7.00pmat The Wheeler Centre

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European Outdoor Film Tour 2017

Mountain Designs are a proud sponsor of Adventure Film Tours – an Australian business focused on inspiring adventure through world class adventure film content.

The European Outdoor Film Tour is one of the world’s most renowned outdoor film tours seen by more than 250,000 globally each year – now it is coming to Australia for the first time! E.O.F.T. showcases inspirational protagonists with a heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors: no actors, no blue screen, no second takes. Only true adventure. THIS IS REAL.

The film set includes 7 all new short films featuring the best skiing, climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and expedition stories. See the full program here:

Melbourne: Tuesday, October 31 at 7 PM – 10 PM @ University of Melbourne


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Wednesday WIN (2017-Sep-13)

About Acq Inc: Acquisitions Incorporated serves up locally-sourced adventure from convenient franchise locations across Faerûn. Their adventures began in 2007 with a podcast of three friends playing D&D, and inexplicably progressed to live games on-stage before thousands of audience members at PAX.

Acquisitions Incorporated Live – PAX South 2017

Acquisitions Incorporated Live – PAX East 2017

Acquisitions Incorporated: Enter the Trash Witch
Get to know the newest addition of the Acquisitions Incorporated crew with this surprise pre-show podcast. Join Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, Viari, and their new recruit as they follow the tales spun by their Dungeon Master, Chris Perkins.

Acquisitions Incorporated Live – PAX West 2017

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The Trail Running Series – Race #4 Anglesea

Event: 2017-09-10 Trail Running Series – Race #4
Distance: 1.9km / 8.8km / 15.3km / 22.7km
Date: Sunday 10th September 2017
Location: Anglesea
Organised by: Rapid Ascent

The 2017 The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 4 will be held at picturesque Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road on the coast – it’s a spectacular run that’s very different to all others in the Series.
Located just 1hr15mins from central Melbourne, Anglesea’s setting provides for a diverse trail running experience that will really set it apart from the other races in the series due to the coastal, bush and undulating landscape. All races start on the crisp white sand of the Anglesea Main Beach before runners climb away from the coast along a healthy mixture of single tracks and double tracks that sweep through the coastal bushland like the local King Parrot flying through the forest.
The final descent down the Surf Coast Walking Track provides spectacular views across the clifftops to nearby Point Roadknight and further down the coast to Aireys Inlet, Lorne and beyond that will really make you revel in the fresh air and happiness of trail running.

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #253 – 30 Day Music Challenge – Part 2

The ’30 Days Music Challenge’. Just post a song a day according to the challenges of the day. You can start whenever you like.

And now for some music …
Continue reading

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