Dates, Forms & Documents

 

Dates

Forms for Members

  • Qualifying Walks
  • Emergency Contact Form 
  • Membership Renewal 2020-21 Please note: the easiest and most preferred method of membership renewal is via the member Dashboard. Simply log in to this website and selecting ‘Renew my membership’ on the Dashboard menu.
  • Participants on trips are advised to keep personal contact information in their packs in case of illness or accident.
    The HWC booklet Bushwalking – Emergency Management also contains an Emergency Contact Information form on the back page.

 

Other forms for use by Trip Coordinators are listed in the section “For Coordinators

 

Documents

Base Camping Suggestions

The Executive, with input from HWC members have compiled a list of suggestions for base camping locations and trips. The spreadsheet containing the details can be found here.

Peakbaggers Guide

The PBG started as a joke!  Originally it started with only six peaks, but quickly grew until Tim Christie published his list consisting of 193 peaks in 1968.  (Christie, T. (1968) “A Peak-bagger’s Guide to Tasmania”, Tasmanian Tramp, No.18, p.17). It has been reviewed, revised and reprinted periodically since then.  Many walkers over the years have taken the list too seriously, resulting in much debate.

Unlike the Abels, there are no rules!  Consideration is given to overall height, height above surrounding area, interest to bushwalkers and its importance to the area.  Points allocation is based on height, climbing height, walking time/days, terrain, difficulty and proximity to other peaks.  Higher points (generally 5+) have been allocated to most of the original six and those considered to be iconic peaks.  There may be inconsistencies but to make it too “scientific” would be forgetting that it started as a joke!

Peakbaggers guide 2017
Peakbaggers guide 2013
Peakbaggers guide 2000
If you wish to have an Excel version of the Peak Bagger lists, please email the Trip Secretary at trips.secretary@hobartwalkingclub.org.au .

GPS course notes

This document provides useful introductory notes on using your GPS: GPS course notes 2011

HWC Submissions

The Executive, with guidance from the Environment Committee, regularly monitor external proposals and prepare submissions to protect and enhance the interests of the Club.  Recent submissions can be found here.

Did You Know slideshow

In 2019, to acknowledge the 90th Anniversary of the Hobart Walking Club, recollection and memories about the Club were sought from members and compiled in a slideshow.  View the ‘Did You Know’ slideshow here.

 

 

Image: Bluff River Gorge

 

Rock scrambling en route to the Wave Cave, Morton NP

Image: Barn Bluff, by Geoff O’Hara