Re: Rock Climbing & Rappelling S33480
David Brown (dbrown@PCUG.ORG.AU)
Mon, 13 Mar 1995 10:49:44 +1000
>The problem lies in the fact that apparently this is not a popular venture.
>As a result the Venture Program books are hard to come buy. We thought we
>would same some time and contacted the Direct Mail Center to order the
>books. Well they don't have any. Don't know when they will get any. And they
>would not take our order for twelve more books, because they already had a
>30 book back order that they did not know when it would come in.
I obviously am unable to comment on your scout publication but am a little
dismayed that it is so much out of print. When I ran 'Rock' in the ACT, I
was forever getting upset that stocks of fundamental publications would
simply run out! It is frustrating from both sides.
Nonetheless there are other sources of information that could be of use.
A book by an Australian, Neil Montgommery called 'Single Rope Technique' is
something of an international bible. Another book that I found very useful
comes out of the US and is called 'On Rope'. I can't remember the author
unfotunately. Both of these books should be available in any of the larger
I hope this is of some assistance.
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