Monthly Archives: April 2005

North Pole Record

“The Barclays Capital Ultimate North Expedition is aiming to solve the greatest mystery in the history of polar exploration. Led by British explorer Tom Avery, the team is attempting to recreate Robert Peary’s disputed expedition of April 1909, when he … Continue reading

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Airbus 830

The new Airbus A380 aircraft took off this evening. This should go down as one of the aviation milestones. Live airbus footage let us tune into the event in real time. france streaming – avril – Airbus 2005 (c) Maiden … Continue reading

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This song has turned up in quite a few contexts during the week; one or two times could be a co-incidence, but this has been freaky. Pink Floyd – Fearless You say the hill’s too steep to climb Climb it. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

It was not so long ago that veterans groups feared that the Anzac memory would be lost with the passing of the Anzacs, but turnouts at services across the country show a renewed interest in our military history. We had … Continue reading

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“The idea of Nation building is inherent in the ANZAC theme for April 25th, more than any other. It is Australia’s National Day. This gains emphasis because the lesson of ANZAC is that the worthwhile things can be attained and … Continue reading

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Do you have clearance?

After some of the discussions we had at Cuboree, it is good to see that there are others starting to notice the cost of prohibitive red-tape being placed on the volunteer sector. How over-regulation is killing off volunteerism [The Age] … Continue reading

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Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter Everest 2005

One of the Mountaneering books that I actually managed to reading during 2004 was Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine by Jochen Hemmleb, Larry A. Johnson and Eric R. Simonson (1999) [1]. This 1999 Mallory and Irvine … Continue reading

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