Posted in February, 2020 and updated in April and October, 2020
Members of Club Alpino Italiano (Pisa and Milano sections) have sent their warm regards and many thanks for the donation of approximately 460 euros (AUD800) received from various BAQ Inc. club members. More information will be provided soon with updates on the improvements to Trail 181 in the Apuan Alps to honour the memory of our friend Francesco. It is still hoped that a celebration will go ahead in Italy in 2021 (or 2022!!).
Francesco Greco developed a model of international hiking exchanges which enabled many to go walking in a foreign country accompanied by native hikers, seeing places through their eyes and making new friends of various nationalities. Our club has participated in numerous such exchanges since 1999. Our donation will assist to:
a) fund a memorial trail in his beloved Apuan Alps, near Pisa in Italy - Trail No.181 will be restructured and equipped with new wooden signs.
b) provide opportunities for youth mountaineers exchanges.
Link to Trail 181 Location
Guest Speaker Michael Meadows (Posted on Friday, 24th of January, 2020 and updated on Sunday, 9th February, 2020.)
Attendees at our first club night for 2020 were amazed by the daring acts and photographs of Post WW2 bushwalkers and climbers, mostly from the Brisbane area, as presented by Michael Meadows. Michael is an academic researcher, published author and blogger. Australian climbing history is the main focus of his book “The Living Rock” 2015, drawn from an extensive archive of documents, images and interviews relevant to the origins of climbing and bushwalking in Australia.
Michael’s blog http://climbinghistoryoz.blogspot.com/2010/09/about-living-rock-this-is-blog-on_09.html