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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sat 11 Jul, 2020 10:38 pm

I think wobbly is close enough. I'm Near Akranes looking across at Snæfellsjökull
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Sun 12 Jul, 2020 5:07 pm

Thanks Last.
Next is from NZ
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 10:43 am

Kotukutuku Bay, Lake Tarawera?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 5:09 pm

Close Eggs, but not Lake Tarawera.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 5:15 pm

Lake Tikitapu?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 5:34 pm

Yep that's it Eggs. There is a nice easy 5 km or so walk around it.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 5:50 pm

From Africa
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View from Mackinders Camp in the Teleki Valley - looking at the twin peaks of Bation & Nelion and the spire Point John
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 6:49 pm

Somewhere around Mt Kenya maybe?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 14 Jul, 2020 8:15 pm

Good enough - day 5 of our tour of Mt Kenya - shot from Mackinders Camp in the Teleki Valley - looking at the twin peaks of Bation & Nelion and the spire Point John
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 9:43 am

Thank you eggs. Here's a much newer mountain of a similar kind to the one you posted. New Zealand this time.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 10:50 am

Mount Ruapehu?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 2:43 pm

You are in the right part of the world John but I reckon it would be about a solid days walk for me to get to the pictured location from Mt Ruapehu, for you maybe less!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 5:01 pm

It's Mt Ngauruhoe. Hope it's not required to get the spelling correct!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 7:18 pm

Hahaha, me too Ribuck. Any answer beginning with Mt followed by something like N.....hoe in the second Field will be accepted. Over to you Ribuck.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 7:27 pm

And I have to say: Ah, New Zealand, the place where you can soak in a thermal spring at the end of a bushwalk or I should say a tramp!!! Luxury!!!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 15 Jul, 2020 9:13 pm

GregG wrote:Ah, New Zealand, the place where you can soak in a thermal spring at the end of a bushwalk

Even sometimes during the bushwalk!

I'll stay with NZ. This place is popular for bouldering:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 16 Jul, 2020 2:05 am

Baring Head?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 16 Jul, 2020 4:45 pm

Spot on, johnw.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 17 Jul, 2020 2:21 am

Thanks ribuck. Where am I feeling a bit exposed and alone in North America?
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On the Peak Express chair heading for the top of Whistler Mountain and the Cloudraker Skybridge
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 19 Jul, 2020 9:53 pm

After exiting the chairlift I walked across the feature in the cloud and heard a shrill noise coming from the peak.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Sun 19 Jul, 2020 11:57 pm

johnw wrote:I walked across the feature in the cloud and heard a shrill noise coming from the peak.


Wow, my first thought was what had you been drinking and how much of the darn stuff!!!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 20 Jul, 2020 12:01 am

But then I thought cryptic clue???
So is it Whistler Blackcomb?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 20 Jul, 2020 9:15 am

GregG wrote:
johnw wrote:I walked across the feature in the cloud and heard a shrill noise coming from the peak.

Wow, my first thought was what had you been drinking and how much of the darn stuff!!!

GregG wrote:But then I thought cryptic clue???
So is it Whistler Blackcomb?

Haha :), I think we did go out the previous evening but I was well and truly sober going up this.
Yes Greg, heading for the top of Whistler Mountain and the Cloudraker Skywalk suspension bridge.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 20 Jul, 2020 8:15 pm

Thanks John, glad to hear that you hadn't been on the red cordial.

My apologies for my poor reproduction of an analog picture taken circa 2003 in PNG.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 22 Jul, 2020 10:58 am

I have no idea, but let's start somewhere. I'm going to guess it may be a feature associated with the Kokoda Track?
Possibly an airstrip?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 22 Jul, 2020 3:03 pm

Those are both pretty reasonable assumptions John, and are also correct. I am approaching the village and airstrip from the north.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 22 Jul, 2020 3:46 pm

I know this is a bushwalking forum not a history forum but: the Australian war photographer Damien Parer took a very well known photograph near this village in early September 1942. It shown Lt Col Ralph Honner addressing a parade of the ragged, bloodied, few remaining members of the 39th Battalion AMF and to me, if ever a picture was worth a thousand words, this one is worth a million. There was no airstrip there in 1942.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 1:05 am

I'm sure my late father-in-law would enlighten me, having served in PNG during WW2 and eventually had some experience as a military historian/author.
My own research tells me Menari Village.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 10:12 am

It is indeed Menari, viewed from a point on the Kokoda track about one hours walk south west from Brigade Hill. It is a pretty distinctive and memorable view on this walk.
The Where is it International Game seems to have lost some momentum of late while the Tasmanian game is thriving, there must be a reason for that!!!
Maybe some of the international locations are too lesser known, but there is nothing interesting about identifying a well known location either.
Sorry about that John, your posts are always interesting, over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 11:19 am

Thanks Greg, I'm sure Kokoda would be memorable and thought provoking.
All the games have slowed but there is often a flurry of activity follow by quiet periods. I now seem have the current photo in all 3 games (again) :P.
It's all a bit historical as this whole site was originally developed for Tasmania only, and then evolved over time into other things. The original Tassie game has a strong base of very experienced bushwalkers and peakbaggers and has always been popular. The Aussie game was introduced at a point where the majority of forum members were from outside Tasmania and expectations were that NSW and VIC would dominate. The international game was created as a request from a Kiwi member and it was thought that most photos likely to be from NZ, as many Aussies also walk there. I'm fortunate to have done some overseas travel which helps with posting photos. Having retired 12 months ago I have a bit more free time now than I did, but not everyone has that luxury. Also happy to research the more obscure photos when I can, but others may not have the time.

That said I managed to unearth another train photo from the archives and scan it. Europe:
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Cogwheel train at Rigi Kulm station, (Mt Rigi) via Lucerne Switzerland
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