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CCA General Meeting / guest speakers Ken Baldwin and Theo Hooy
March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Welcome to our first General Meeting for the year. Come and hear a rundown of the CCA’s recent activities plus general climbing news and points of interest, followed by our guest speaker presentation.
CCA members and non-members are welcome.
Following the success of hosting our 2020 AGM at the Ainslie Football & Social Club, we have decided to continue using this venue for our Club meetings for the foreseeable future. Drinks and dinner are available before the meeting at the Limestone Kitchen within the Ainslie Football & Social Club. Bookings are recommended for dinner (via online bookings).
Guest speakers: Ken Baldwin and Theo Hooy – “Patagonia icefield ski traverse”
Patagonia has always been a draw-card for those who enjoy spending time in the world’s big mountain ranges. The granite spires of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, as well as the Towers of Paine, are a spectacular sight on a clear day – but that is somewhat of a rarity in this, one of the most rugged and windswept landscapes on earth.
The presenters, along with former Canberran climber and skier, Peter Lane, were fortunate enough to circumnavigate the Fitzroy/Cerro Torre massif – crossing the Patagonian icefield on skis – in almost perfect sunny, windless conditions over one week in October 2019. We repeated the same set of circumstances in the Torres del Paine a few days later, experiencing the full magnificence of this iconic trek in conditions people rarely see. Under the watchful eye of the giant condor, these mountains provide inspiration to all who gaze on them when allowed to do so by the all-powerful weather Gods.