1975: Climbing Tasmania’s infamous Candlestick on ABC Sportsnight
This is excellent. In 1975, ABC Sportsnight followed a group of climbers as they climbed the Candlestick, a tower in Tasmania rising out of the sea just next to the classic Totem Pole.
Sometimes climbing trips involve far more time spent off the rocks than on.read more
We all knew it was stupid. It was 109 degrees, humid enough to necessitate a swimsuit and with nearly no shade. I was upside-down, clinging to the underside of a boulder. The rock felt like a sauna stone against my face. Sweat and dirt stung my eyes. My hands burned, and slipped. This was not sending conditions. It was stupid, but we couldn’t help ourselves.read more