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The Melbourne Bushies - Fifty years along the track (1940-90)

I've only covered a small fraction of the Bushies' 30-odd-year skiing history. Our equipment has evolved and diversified but I'm not at all sure that the Club's view of skiers has changed very much from that quoted by Doug Pocock in 1961, '... staying in lodges and maybe even drinking . . .' A greater proportion of the Bushies now participate in skiing so the skier's behaviour is not so much remarked upon. There is, however, still a puritanic element running deep - some skiers now stay in tents and imbibe. But the call of the mountains and the driving desire of some to walk through trackless white fields among alpine forests and snow gums that remains the same as it has always been.