Category Archives: Book Review

New Book on Balls Pyramid

I have just finished reading a fine new book on the climbing history and other aspects of Balls Pyramid. The book is┬ácalled “South Pacific Pinnacle – The Exploration of Balls Pyramid” and had been edited by Jim Smith with the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Wild Swimming Sydney

I was recently sent a copy of this book by the publisher, and I am happy to review it here. It looks like this is the first Australian book in a series that was started in England and with other … Continue reading

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New Blue Labyrinth Book

Bruce Cameron has just published his second edition of his book on the Blue Labyrinth. The first edition was published way back in 1992 and this new edition is a major revision with a lot more photographs (many in colour) … Continue reading

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New Book on The Grand Canyon, Blackheath

Erik Halbert and Ross Ellis have written and produced a new book on The Grand Canyon at Blackheath. It is called “Doing the Grand Canyon Blackheath” and is published by The Sydney Speleological Society. The authors are cavers, and the … Continue reading

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New Fungi Resources

Three resources that provide information about fungi and help you identify them have recently become available. A new guide was published in Tasmania – A Field Guide To Tasmanian Fungi by Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky. This guide is relevant … Continue reading

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The Abels

What is an “Abel”? It is a “significant” Tasmanian peak – or more formerly a Tasmanian Peak over 1100m in elevation and separated by other peaks by a drop of at least 150m. The concept is largely modelled from the … Continue reading

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