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50 Peaks in 50 Weeks

As part of the club's 50th anniversary celebrations, CBC has launched the "50 peaks in 50 weeks" event. We challenge you to meet this target. Points will be awarded on the height of the peak and the length and difficulty of the walk. Multiple peaks may be achieved on a single walk, but all peaks must be achieved on a club walk.

The full rules and conditions can be viewed in the tab below. Qualifying walks will be highlighted in the walks program.


  • Members' Achievements
  •  Peaks 
  •  Rules 

Achievements as at 8 November 2011

   216 Peaks since 22 Nov 10 involving 224 different members and 1065 CBC people-walks

  Club Member No. of Peaks Point Score
Joanna Abernethy 1 3
Tania Ackerschott 3 10
Stan Addicott 1 3
Carol Anderson 23 112
Peter Anderson 1 12
Ross Andrews 6 38
Rosemary Anyon 2 9
Jenny Arnold 3 18
James Ashburner 2 7
Avi Aujayeb 4 24
Claire Baddeley 2 16
Sarah Balmanno 1 7
Mike Banyard 7 63
Rupert Barnett 5 34
Mark Batey 3 34
Tony Beasley 3 20
Jill Bell 4 22
Jeff Bennetts 25 167
Jackie Bestek 15 83
Monika Binder 3 29
Megan Bolas 1 3
Amanda Bolton 1 8
Paul Bowen 6 39
Cynthia Breheny 13 54
Mike Bremers 12 111
David Briese 1 18
Ailsa Brown 6 38
Julie Brown 1 6
Virginia Buring 4 21
Cynthia Burton 4 52
Sonia Casey 2 9
Deborah Chen 8 55
Julie Clegg 3 16
Karen Cody 31 338
Peter Conroy 16 106
Margaret Cooper 5 19
Cynthia Coppock 4 44
Penny Costello 2 18
Lorna Cuneo 7 49
Geraldine Cusack 1 3
John Danaro 2 14
Penny Daniel 1 3
Judy Dann 12 78
Rene Davies 5 19
Kate Dawson 5 25
David Dedenczuk 5 50
Jane Deerson 5 38
Virginia De Luca 4 25
Bob Dewar 3 16
John Dobson 4 19
Gerald Dodgson 3 32
Christine Down 4 33
Janet Edstein 9 81
Roger Edwards 7 61
Peter Eland 1 9
John Ellis 1 6
Paul Ellis 2 16
John Evans 64 495
Jonathan Face 2 6
Lyn Finch 2 19
Carina Fink 1 3
Gavin Ford 15 84
George Fotopoulos 3 21
Shaun Fracchia 5 19
Chris Francis 67 429
Lynette Fryer 1 3
Stephen Galliford 6 38
Jan Gatenby 2 23
Philip Gatenby 4 40
Ann Gibbs-Jordan 4 44
Di Gillies 35 205
Eric Glass 4 39
Tom Gosling 7 34
Brett Goyne 3 26
Penny Goyne 1 8
Linda Groom 12 86
John Hall 3 44
Anna Hassett 1 6
Henry Hatch 5 39
David Hatherly 5 37
Meredith Hatherly 5 37
Kim Hello 1 8
Ian Hickson 7 41
Ann Hill 8 44
George Hill 7 57
Sarah Hnatiuk 1 3
Nathan Holt 56 333
Mark Hopkins 13 79
Jenny Horsfield 17 184
Rob Horsfield 26 310
Amanda Hosking 1 5
Russell Howroyd 28 185
John I'Ons 2 16
Peter Jones 11 69
Katrina Kasnichic 3 13
Barry Keeley 18 110
Brendan Kelly 37 245
Chris Kelman 2 16
Cristina Kelvin 5 37
Austin Kenney 11 44
Beatrice Kenney 10 40
Cate Kennedy 1 8
Brooke Kilah 1 6
Dierdre Kiogaard 11 42
Diana Kirby 7 32
Mac Kirby 3 10
David Le Comte 2 21
Bruce Lemin 3 11
Trevor Lewis 1 9
Adam Lilley 16 119
Bob Lynch 9 46
Conrad Mackenzie 1 5
  Club Member No. of Peaks Point Score
Lisa Marchant 5 25
Stephen Marchant 27 198
Stan Marks 36 315
Jenni Marsh 1 6
Tony Marx 1 10
Andrew Mathews 1 10
Vicki Mathews 14 85
Amanda Matley 5 28
Keiran May 3 18
Barry Mayfield 1 5
Patrick McBride 12 39
Craig McDonald 2 7
Rosemary McKenzie 2 12
Meg McKone 14 55
Erik McPherson 4 20
Jon McRae 6 36
Andrew Meers 4 25
Jonathan Miller 3 10
Helen Mooney 3 10
Karen Moore 2 8
Robert Moore 2 11
Quentin Moran 26 210
Pam Morrison 3 24
Mike Morriss 3 17
Rod Morriss 2 21
Richard Morton 1 4
Zabeta Moutafis 6 22
Jenny Nethersole 5 17
Richard Nethersole 3 10
Kelly O'Farrell 1 12
Caitlin Ogilvie 1 7
Scott Ogilvie 1 4
Margaret O’Shea 4 22
Salih Ozgul 3 18
Lois Padgham 28 131
Hossein Parsiavashi 2 22
Karel Pelikan 1 6
Ellen Peterson 2 8
Wayne Petschack 8 33
Manuel Pfeiffer 8 22
Nerolie Phillips 13 56
Eric Pickering 9 38
Jacqui Pinkava 2 9
Therese Postma 10 59
Andrew Power 1 22
Donna Priol 2 6
Richelle Rasmussen 18 92
Simone Reading 5 23
Amanda Reynolds 1 5
Steve Reynolds 2 25
Sally Richards 4 32
Barrie Ridgway 4 32
Peter Riedel 2 12
Pam Roach 2 34
Dick Roe 1 3
Chris Roper 7 65
Marg Roseby 2 9
Jacqui Rosier 2 17
Emily Rudland 2 13
Sue Sadauskas 3 14
Sally Sargeson 3 25
Olaf Schuermann 4 25
Paul Sheils 1 7
Tricia Sherry 3 16
Megan Shirlow 1 7
Llewellyn Sibley-Punnett 16 75
Michael Sim 3 9
Aman Singh 3 17
Sue Skermer 2 16
Stephen Simpson 1 3
Amanpreet Singh 4 28
Jolanta Skawinski 4 25
Kathryn Smith 1 3
Max Smith 11 80
Phillip Starr 72 469
Jenny Stewart 2 7
Linda Stone 30 178
Steven Strach 6 38
Judi Sutton 2 7
Michael Sutton 9 73
Julia Tang 2 16
Sally Thistlewaite 6 28
Keith Thomas 9 50
Kerrie Tomkins 3 20
Lorraine Tomlins 22 134
Ian Turland 8 56
Barbara Turnbull 12 62
Terence Uren 7 46
Claire van de Geest 3 10
Joslyn van der Moolen 10 39
Eva van Gorsel 8 22
Naresh Verima 2 7
Bob Vickery 1 7
Stephen Vince 12 39
Victoria Walker 1 7
Denis Warne 3 5
Judith Webster 3 19
Peter Wellman 1 12
Michelle Weston 5 36
Janet Wheeler 9 72
Anna White 4 25
Amanda Williams 11 83
David Williams 1 10
Richard Williams 1 5
Sally Williams 4 19
Shaiyena Williams 3 26
Gabrielle Wright 9 57
Tim Wright 11 77
Edwina Yee 50 346
Ralph Young 27 168
Julia Zachara 1 6
Xiang Zeng (Ping) 3 26

 

216 Peaks since 22 Nov 10 involving 224 different members and 1065 CBC people-walks:

 

Date   Peaks climbed
22 Nov10 Mt Ainslie
27-28 Nov10 Mt Kosciuszko, Mt Townsend, Abbott Peak
10-12 Dec10 Mt Tingaringy
13 Dec10 Mt Stromlo
18 Dec10 Tidbinbilla Mountain, Tidbinbilla Peak
18 Dec10 Red Hill
28 Dec10-1 Jan11 Mt Bogong, Mt Nelse
28 Dec10-2 Jan11 Mt Cope, Mt Nelse, Mt Nelse North, Mt Bundara, Mt Jim, Mt Jaithmathang (formerly Mt Niggerhead), Mt Fainter South
4 Jan11 Bulls Head
6 Jan11 The Pinnacle
8 Jan11 Red Hill, Davidson Hill
14-17 Jan11 Mt Kosciuszko, Muellers Peak, Mt Townsend, Alice Rawson Peak
15-16 Jan11 Mt Tate
17 Jan11 Old Joe
18 Jan11 Bald Hill, Mt Cohen, Armungula Trig
20 Jan11 Mt Majura
22-23 Jan11 Mt Clarke, Mt Northcote, Abbott Peak, Mt Townsend, Mt Lee
28-30 Jan11 Cobberas 1, Middle Peak, Cleft Peak, Moscow Peak
28-30 Jan11 Watsons Crags, Mt Twynam, Mt Stilwell
29 Jan11 Brett trig
31 Jan11 Gossan Hill
5 Feb11 Mt Taylor, Oakey Hill, Reef Hill
5-6 Feb 11 Mt Ginini, Little Ginini Mountain, Mt Gingera
6-8 Feb 11 Mt Toolong, Musical Hill
7 Feb11 Mt Ainslie
10 Feb11 Gooroo Hill
15 Feb11 Gibraltar Peak
19 Feb11 Mt Tennent
22 Feb11 Coronet Peak
26 Feb11 Billy Billy Rocks
25-27 Feb11 Mt Tate
5 Mar11 Mt Boboyan
6 Mar11 Warogong Sugarloaf
10 Mar11 Mt Painter
11 Mar11 Black Mountain
12 Mar11 Carruthers Peak, Mt Kosciuszko
13 Mar11 Mt Tennent
6-15 Mar11 Cradle Mountain, Barn Bluff, Mt Oakleigh, Mt Ossa, The Acropolis
19 Mar11 Blue Gum Hill
16-20 Mar11 Mt Amos, Mt Graham
26 Mar11 The Pinnacle, Mt Painter
29 Mar11 Bendora Hill, Forest Knob, Bushrangers Hill
2 Apr11 Mt Aggie, Snow Gum Hill
5 Apr11 Gungartan, Dicky Cooper Bogong
9 Apr11 Pig Hill
9-14 Apr11 St Marys Peak
10-13 Apr11 Tonalli Pass, Axehead Mountain, Gander Head
12 Apr11 Snow Gum Hill
16 Apr11 Mt Foxlow
20-25 Apr11 Mt Arden, Dutchmans Stern
22 Apr11 Mt Boboyan, Hospital Hill
23-24 Apr11 Mt Morgan, Mt Scabby
26 Apr11 Sentry Box Mountain
26 Apr-1 May11 Mt Brown, Cudmore Hill, Mt Remarkable
30 Apr11 South Black Range trig
30 Apr11 Mt Ginini, Little Ginini Mountain, Mt Gingera
1 May11 Mt Wanniassa
2-6 May11 The Bluff Tower
7 May11 Mt Tennent
7-10 May11 Sams Hill
10 May11 Greenwood Hill
11 May11 Camels Hump, Johns Peak
14 May11 Harrisons Peak
14 May11 Mt Wee Jasper
19-24 May11 Peters Hill
25 May-4 Jun11 Norton Summit, Mt Lofty Trig
28 May11 Mt Tennent
29 May11 Narrabundah Hill, Cooleman Hill, Arawang Trig
4 Jun11 Mt Bollard, Jingera Trig
5-7 Jun11 Mt Magnificent
8-11 Jun11 Sugarloaf Hill
11-13 Jun11 Murrays Hill, Brooks Lookout
12-15 Jun11 Lands End Trig
17 Jun11 Mt Taylor
18 Jun11 Booroomba Rocks, Deadmans Hill
19 Jun11 Uriarra Hill, Mt Blundell, Genges trig (marked on 1st edn map)
25 Jun11 Big Hill, Faunce Hill, Hickory Hill
26 Jun11 Mt Ayre
26 Jun11 Mt Taylor
2 Jul11 Mt Tennent
10 Jul11 Mt Domain
13 Jul11 Mt Coree
16 Jul11 Nursery Hill
17 Jul11 Mt Domain
22-23 Jul11 Mt Meier, Mt Colong, Roaring Wind Mtn, Koorangang Mtn
23 Jul11 Mt Dromedary
24 Jul11 Cooleman Hill, Arawang Trig
27 Jul11 Round Mountain
30 Jul11 Camels Hump, Johns Peak
2 Aug11 Brindle Bull Hill
6 Aug11 Mt Palerang
10 Aug11 Bonnum Pic
14 Aug11 Gibraltar Peak
20 Aug11 Black Mountain
21 Aug11 Barnes Hill, Brett Trig
27 Aug11 Mt Carrialoo
27-28 Aug11 Mt Berry, Mt High and Mighty, Mt Stormbreaker, Mt Cloudmaker X 2
30 Aug11 Sentry Box Rock
30 Aug11 McQuoids Hill
3 Sep11 Wombat Hill, Mickeys Hill
4 Sep11 Urambi Hill
4 Sep11 TG 26 (Urambi Hill)
10 Sep11 Mt Tennent
14 Sep11 Johns Peak, Camels Hump
17 Sep11 Tidbinbilla Mountain
24 Sep11 Tinderry Peak
24 Sep11 South Black Range trig
1 Oct11 Castle Hill
2 Oct11 Camels Hump, Pierce Trig
8-10 Oct11 Ruined Castle, Bushwalkers Hill (Narrow Neck Fire Tower), Clear Hill
11 Oct11 Blundells Hill
15 Oct11 Mt Tennent
15-16 Oct11 Mt Gingera
22 Oct11 Boboyan Trig
23 Oct11 Mt Durras
23 Oct11 Mt Gingera
24 Oct11 Black Mountain
27 Oct11 Mt Majura
28 Oct11 Gekko Hill, Old Joe Hill
29 Oct11 Black Spring Mountain, Pierce Trig, Camels Hump
1 Nov11 Camels Hump, Pierce Trig
3 Nov11 Mt Ainslie
4 Nov11 Mt Majura
6 Nov11 Percival Hill
7 Nov11 The Pinnacle
8 Nov11 Old Joe Hill, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie


A PDF file of the rules below can be downloaded by clicking on "50 Peaks in 50 Weeks Manifesto".

50 Peaks in 50 Weeks Manifesto

In addition to recognising the Canberra Bushwalking Club's 50th anniversary, the 50 peaks in 50 weeks event aims to increase activity by seeking new memberships, particularly younger members, encouraging members to get out walking a bit more, encourage new leaders, and give 'retired' leaders a reason to get excited about leading again.

This idea was proposed by Janet Edstein with support from Terence Uren and with John Evans offering to put the idea into motion.  Thanks go to all three for their efforts.

Guidelines

  1. To qualify, a walk should be an advertised CBC walk (this ensures the usual safety and report in).
  2. Peaks should have a name.  Peaks are not restricted to the ACT. Challenging, remote area, unnamed features may be included after discussion with the recorder (John Evans).
  3. 50 Peaks in 50 Weeks’ walks should be nominated by a walk leader when the walk description is submitted to the Walks Secretary
  4. Visitors can walk, but only CBC members can score points.
  5. For inclusion in the ’50 Peaks in 50 Weeks’ event, the walk leader should include in the after trip check-in the name of the peak(s), the trip distance and total climb and terrain. In addition to the names of the party members, bonus point qualifications should be stated.

Scoring

A walk is scored by the system developed by Colin Boreham.

Distance

Points allocated

Climb

Points allocated

 Terrain

Points allocated

0-5 km

1

0-99 m

1

  All road, track or footpad, no rough going

1

6-10 km

2

100-299 m

2

  Mostly road, track or footpad, no rough going

2

11-15 km

3

300-499 m

3

  Some rough going

3

16-20 km

4

500-699 m

4

  Moderately rough going/some scrub

4

21+ km

5

700-899 m

5

  Mostly rough going/thick scrub

5

 

900+ m

6

 

  1. Rough going includes medium or heavy scrub; rocky, loose or slippery ground; rock scrambling; and stony creek crossings.
  2. Add the 3 points allocated to give a Score.

Additional points

Additional points are allocated as follows

Condition

Points allocated

Leader

4 (shared if co-leader)

New leader

5

Snowing at top

10

Age under 30

2

Age over 70

3

Overnight pack trip*

5

 

           *  Does not include cabin or car camping. Additional points are awarded due to having to carry a heavier pack.

Results

  1. Each participant is allocated the score for the walk, plus any individual adjustments.
  2. All entrants with more than 100 points will be awarded a handsomely illuminated commemorative scroll. Other recognition, such as the largest number of peaks and the highest number of points, will be made.
  3. Scores will be tallied and published on the Club's web site.
  4. The recorder’s decision is usually final. In exceptional circumstances, appeals should be directed to the Walks Secretary.


Score example

A party of 6 go to Mt Burbidge and return via the locally named ‘Mt Mavis’ (SH1711). It’s snowing at the top. The leader is a 71 year old codger and he has a 25 year old participant and a non-CBC visitor in the party.

 

Walk score (21+km + 900+m climb + rough going, scrub) = 5+6+5=16. Extra 10 points for snowing, so 26 allocated to each walker, except the visitor.

 

Individual scores:

Leader 26+4 (for leading) + 3 (>70) = 33;

The two ‘ordinary CBC’ members =26;

25 year old member = 26+2 = 28;

Visitor = 0.

Each CBC member also scores 1 peak. Note that ‘Mt Mavis’ (SH1711) does not score as a peak, but contributes to the total distance, total climb and going.

 

 

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The picture at the top of this page is of Byangee Walls, The Castle, Darri Head and Shrouded Gods Mountain from Folly Point Lookout in the Morton National Park (photo John Evans).