Cocktails on the Castle: The Heatwave Edition

Arguably, bushwalkers are not always the most elegant outdoor enthusiasts. They don’t have the cat-like sinewy leanness of rock climbers, the presence of sleek lines of carbon fibre mountain bikes, nor the sheer Baywatch hair-shake sexiness of surfers. However, once a year, outdoor enthusiasts from all inclinations within the ANU Mountaineering Club go bushwalking up…

Monolith Valley, The Budawangs

It was a somewhat ominous beginning. The car rolled into my drive way in the pre-daylight savings early morning light, and I was asked whether I had a spare backpack; one of the girls had not realised that she would need to carry her gear the 5 or so kilometres to camp. Fortunately I did…