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Grampians Access 2019 21-Jun-2019 At 11:50:05 AM kieranl
On 19-Jun-2019 ithomas wrote:
>DD: you can all me by my name: Ian.
>ODH. Every single argument by climbers that I have heard concerning bans
>have all been said before by Mountain Cattle people, four-wheel drivers,
>trail bikers, mountain bikers, bee keepers, orchid enthusiasts, photographers.
>All of those groups, and more, seem to have a sense of entitlement based
>on their love of the natural world and their estimation of what constitutes
>long term use.
>Getting angry and self indignant will not help.
>Climbers will have to give something and it will hurt. Itís not a game
>and itís clear that the world of free access for all has changed since
>Wik, Mabo, land rights and increasing visitor pressures.
>Climbers are not immune from the reality of how this will play out. Just
>as surfing changed from a handful of enthusiasts in the 60ís to an enormous
>publicity driven world of magazines, photographs, surf shops, surf schools,
>clothing businesses and now have to deal with a legacy of totally overcrowded
>waves, polluted camping spots and access regulations, so climbers have
>sewn the seeds of the present dispute. Not through malicious intent, just
>through entitlement and lazy thinking.
>We have all participated.
>I am sure the good people of Natimuk and various climbers groups have
>analysed the situation and developed plans. None will succeed if climbers
>are not prepared to relinquish some of that which was not theirs in the
>first place. Itís not a matter of winning. Itís a matter of adjusting to
>changes which will take effect over the coming decades.
Hi Ian,

Thanks for your contribution. Well said.


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