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by gailtv
September 6th, 2018, 11:56 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Yep, lucky MW 13. Fourteen worked too. Chapter 14 is uploaded for listening. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_14_harper_128kb.mp3 32 min 58.1 sec, 89.7 dB. The last two weekends we have gotten up into some of the big valleys on the east coast side - the Godley (two weekends ago) a...
by gailtv
September 6th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi

Chapter 13 has been uploaded for listening.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_13_harper_128kb.mp3
28 min 22.1 sec, 89.8 dB.

And, the MW played nice for me today.

Cheers, and thanks for listening

Gail
by gailtv
August 17th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

If you google black spur you'll see what the road is like , the trees are mountain ash The Mountain Ash is the world's tallest flowering plant and can reach heights of up to 150 metres. However generally they only reach 100 . They are quite impressive . re bushwalwalking and high winds, eucalypts t...
by gailtv
August 15th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi - Anne - Wowza! Everyone is very lucky that no one was hurt, or worse, and presumably the car was insured. She must have been driving in a rural area? Was it stormy? I've noticed when bushwalking in Australia that there are often warnings about branches falling during times of high wind.... but t...
by gailtv
August 11th, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi -- Thanks for putting the data into the MW. It still isn't working for me -- letters OK, but not numbers. Maybe my browser (Chrome) but I don't know why it should be. Ah, computers. Anyway, here is Chapter X. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_10_harper_128kb.mp3 29:17.3, 89.9 dB...
by gailtv
August 5th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi -- Chapter 09 is uploaded for listening. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_09_harper_128kb.mp3 22:59.8, 87.8 dB I used to think that a fall would just end up with a soft landing on my pack too - until I found myself rolling down a slope. It didn't end well but fortunately I only...
by gailtv
August 3rd, 2018, 10:59 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi -- Chapter 8 has been uploaded for listening. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_08_harper_128kb.mp3 21 min 15.5 sec, 90.0 dB The Fox Glacier melt water was not huge when we were there -- it looked like it would be quite easy to ford in the right place. Never seen it that low. I ...
by gailtv
August 1st, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi -

Yep, Fox Glacier.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_07_harper_128kb.mp3
25 min 30.1 sec, 89.0 dB.

Bit of a spoiler, but Fox Glacier seems to be the place for sprained ankles - I sprained mine when I was there a few weeks ago.

Thanks for listening.

Gail
by gailtv
July 27th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi David and Anne -- David -- here is Chapter 6. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_06_harper_128kb.mp3 30 min 34.3 sec, 88.1 dB A couple of comments. One thing to bear in mind is that Charlie Douglas couldn't swim. Perhaps more relevant to an earlier chapter, but in other books abo...
by gailtv
July 25th, 2018, 1:13 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi --

Chapter 5 is ready.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_05_harper_128kb.mp3
27:08.5, 88.0 dB

My winter hoarse voice is kicking in, without having had a cold yet. Bummer.

Cheers, and thanks for listening.

Gail
by gailtv
July 21st, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi - Chapter 4 is uploaded now. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_04_harper_128kb.mp3 35 min, 32.5 sec, 89.6 dB. I was on the Coast a week ago -- the Franz Josef glacier is nowhere near Sentinel Rock now. It and the Fox Glacier would have been wonderful to see before they had retre...
by gailtv
July 12th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi --

Chapter 3 is ready for listening, please.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_03_harper_128kb.mp3
26 min, 52.4 sec, 89.4 dB.

I think my favourite bit is the weka / world cup football player description.

Thanks

Gail
by gailtv
July 5th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi -- Here is Chapter II of Pioneer Work. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_02_harper_128kb.mp3 31:44.0, 88.9 dB There was some pretty competitive behaviour going on at the time he is writing about in the NZ climbing community, and overseas people who also came in to knock off firs...
by gailtv
July 2nd, 2018, 12:20 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise
Replies: 34
Views: 669

Re: SOLO - Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand - annise

Hi There - Now we are back in New Zealand, and I can pronounce the words!!! I'll be very surprised if there is any extensive Latin to trip me up. https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/pioneerworkalps_01_harper_128kb.mp3 20:46.8, 88.5 I am going to do my best to pronounce the Maori words correctly (rat...
by gailtv
June 23rd, 2018, 11:09 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Mardi, Vol. I, by Herman Melville - availle
Replies: 205
Views: 20738

Re: [COMPLETE] Mardi, Vol. I, by Herman Melville - availle

Thanks Ava. Great to have this finished and catalogued. Cheers. Gail