The club has a number of traditions that happen year to year. Typically we have two multi-activity beginner events each year. One in first semester and one in second semester. These events are aimed at introducing people to the sports and getting more people involved in the club. We also have a bunch of events and traditions that happen haphazardly from year to year depending on interest level and motivation of the people involved.
The Big Weekend is a multi-activity beginner trip that happens in first semester. This is usually the biggest trip of the year and a lot of organisation goes into making it a success.
Presidents Surprise Bushwalk
The Presidents Surprise Bushwalk is a multi-activity beginner trip that happens in second semester.
Other Traditions and Events
Beer and Gear Fest
The Beer and Gear nights are aimed at getting all the gear returned to the club and performing an inventory on the gear we have. The gear should also be checked for wear and retired as appropriate. The "beer" part of the deal is to motivate people to rock up and actually do the work. It is usually provided by the club along with a snag or two. The Fest may actually end up being a BBQ one afternoon on campus or something that happens instead of the pool session.
Crapon was the club newsletter before we moved to publishing trip reports online. Crapon was filled with trip reports and wacky stories from our members. Some of the past issues are available online.
- Crapon 2002 Summer (900k pdf)
- Crapon 2002 Autumn (200k pdf)
- Crapon 2002 Winter (100k pdf)
- Crapon 2003 Summer (1300k pdf)
- Crapon 2003 Easter (1300k pdf)
- Crapon 2005 Autumn (1700k pdf)
- Crapon 2005 Winter (1084k pdf)
The Fallen Angels award is awarded to current or recent club members who have taken a fall (literally) or other mishap in such a spectacular manner that it is worthy of recognition. Past awardees of this prestigious title include:
|Jim Grelis||Frenchmans Cap, TAS||1973|
|Neville J Byrne||Frog Buttress, QLD||1974|
|Kieran Loughran||Werribee Gorge, VIC||1974|
|Kieran Loughran||Mt Malte Brun, NZ||1976|
|Len Broekman||Grampians, VIC||1988|
|Daniel Elton||Blue Mountains, NSW||1990|
|Len Broekman||Mt Arapiles, VIC||1992|
|Jenny Elliot||Cathedral Ranges, VIC||1994|
|Nicholas Craven-Kalber||Spurt Wall, Grampians, VIC||2001|
|Andrew Haskell||Grampians, VIC||2002|