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Aidfest 2018 at Mt Buffalo.

7:44:56 PM
Event is open to all who want to attend, and similar to previous events it'll be a pretty informal gathering of like minded individuals to share knowledge about aid climbing, maybe just start into it (or observe it?), and/or simply find partners and get up some coveted aid objectives at one of Australia's premier aid climbing destinations.

(This space reserved for the confirmed date, pending participating peoples feedback... I will update the thread title then.

Also, to keep track of numbers involved for campsite booking purposes).

Potential attendees, or at least those who have expressed an interest in relatively recent times...

IdratherbeclimbingM9 - confirmed (on whatever date).
climberman - really high quality maybe! - 24/5 November.
TimP - confirmed - 24/5 Nov. - may book own campsite for family.
Davedave - 23/5 Nov - confirmed - plus a few extra days
zacwatson - 24/5 Nov - confirmed

Colin Leggett

Miguel75 - keen though not sure. - Shaking out!
dalai - probably Geelonging instead.

Post your intention to this thread to get your name added to the list!

7:51:57 PM
Proposed date for this years event is weekend of 24-25 November, however I'm aware that Saturday 24th is the date of the Victorian election, so it would mean prior postal voting for any Victorian participants...

Speak up if you intend attending, and if the proposed date is inconvenient enough to warrant postponing the event to a later date, though for me at least, the following weekend is also inconvenient due to another commitment.

I figure on booking our campsite/s? later this month while we still have plenty of options available for choice in late Nov.
In previous years most usually arrive Friday night and depart late Sunday afternoon.

Further information about ParksVic camp fees etc to be added here when I copy my previous links from previous Aidfest posts.

A Previous post with links to various Trip Reports arising from earlier Buffalo Aidfests.

(If you view the messages on that thread post linked above, and go to page two, then you will see the 2016 Trip Reports).

Copy of a 2016 post containing general info...
>Site inclusion covers up to 6 people and one vehicle, with additional vehicles costing $9.70 per vehicle, per site, per night, though the Rangers have been pretty good (flexible) with our group in the past ... and hopefully will be again.
>We normally split costs depending on how many attend and how long they stay...

>If any want to extend the booking into the following week then that shouldn't be a problem as mid-week bookings are normally much easier to obtain...

Our preferred site/s when I book are 12 and 13, though we made do with 56 in 2016.
>NOTE: Site 56 is not our 'usual' site as the usual site (and others close to it) were already pre-booked; however Site 56 still has a table, tap, and fireplace (byo wood), along with a great view, ... so was definitely the best of the remaining sites for our purposes and still relatively close to the amenities block.

>It is located to the left as you enter the Catani area, ie closer to the lake,
Site map

>General information about Lake Catani camping for those who may not be familiar with it.

In the future on 4-Oct-2018 TimP wrote:
> If my family comes I'll book a site for my mob.
Hey Tim, they are offering Glamping now, and starting at only $195 per night!!
~> Your mob will be impressed if you go that path!
Heh, heh, heh.
8:22:05 PM
Count me in as a really high quality maybe!

Will check dates and stuff over the next week or so. 24/25 is as good as any to kick off with.
Cheers M9
8:56:30 PM
Count me in, good call to postal vote: I hate being hassled like I'm undecided until I run the gauntlet 10 meters from the polling booth!
Camping wise I'm thinking of sleeping on the North Wall — rap in and portaledge to spend some time acclimatising to exposure and self belay aid experimentation. I'm thinking the top of Defender of the Faith. If my family comes I'll book a site for my mob.
Have renamed my home-made portaledge a liability-ledge after struggling to deploy it up a tree in the dark and snow for the Big Canopy Campout (some photos on instagram @climbdesign). Anyway will use it if I can't afford a real one by then, got my eye on John Middendorf's awesome new D4 Trapezium

2:28:01 AM
I'm keen though not sure I can line up dates due to prior commitments. I'll see what I can shake out.
3:08:57 AM
I should be able to get the weekend off work. Looking forward to it

6:19:49 PM
Might try to make it down this year ... Is freeing aid stuff ok...??

If i do can possibly bring a single and a double BD ledge, no fly for double but may be able to improvise something...

See what happens and confirm later...


3:28:23 AM
On 8-Oct-2018 Macciza wrote:
>Might try to make it down this year ... Is freeing aid stuff ok...??
>If i do can possibly bring a single and a double BD ledge, no fly for
>double but may be able to improvise something...
>See what happens and confirm later...
I'm looking forward to catching up again if you can make it, and yes we won't hold freeing stuff against you; not that there is a lot left to free at sensible (verses astronomical) grades if I recall correctly.
4:41:48 AM
Not sure if I'll be able to make it that weekend as had already set it aside to go to the Geelong Revival...

1:02:21 AM
Unfortunately that weekend is not going to be any good for me :-(

3:13:46 AM
On 10-Oct-2018 jkane wrote:
>Unfortunately that weekend is not going to be any good for me :-(

Dalai and jkane, Is the following one any better?
Early days and there’s a slim chance that the numbers may swing your way yet??

1:47:59 AM
Penciled it in the diary. Could be flexible with dates if need be.

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