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Local mountain-climber Luke Adams (left) with climbing partner Paul Badenoch on Island Peak.
EVANSTON Park resident and
Luke Adams will take his love
of adventure travel to northern
India later this year, when he
adds two more mountains to
his list of scaled peaks.
Mr Adams plans to travel to the
Indian region of Ladakh for 22
days in August to climb the Stok
Kangri mountain (6153m) and
the western summit of Kangyaze
aficionado -- who has
successfully scaled Mont Blanc,
Yosemite Valley and Mount
Kilimanjaro previously -- will
remain above 3000m for the
duration of the trip.
"I quite like the idea of a
journey, I like the idea of
trekking and climbing so you are
not seeing the same view all the
time," Mr Adams said.
"This is a circuit, so you never
go back on yourself, you are
always going forward."
As well as physical and mental
strength, Mr Adams will have
to deal with the potential of
altitude sickness for the whole
Symptoms of altitude sickness
can occur when a person ascends
to a height of 2500m or more,
and it can be dealt with through
medication or by descending to
a lower point on the mountain
for the night.
The experienced climber knows
full well what he's up against,
"It is all apart of
acclimatisation," Mr Adams
"It is nothing to do with fitness
-- it is how your body deals with
a lower amount of oxygen."
Mr Adams has already climbed
mountains in New Zealand,
Europe, America, Nepal and
Africa, and said South America
was next in his sights.
"I would like to go to Bolivia
and do the Cordillera Real, that
would be really cool," he said.
The Evanston Park resident
picked up his love of mountains
from growing up in an
adventurous family -- his father
is also a mountaineer.
"I really like adventure travel,
travel with a purpose," said Mr
"I like to go to these places
to experience the culture, but
also the scenery -- and to do
something a bit out of the
Luke’s of to new heights
Mr Adams’ view from the summit of Island Peak.
THE Royal Australian Air Force's renowned
aerobatic display team, the Roulettes, is set to
captivate crowds with a thrilling display at the
Barossa Airshow this April.
The annual airshow, which will be held at Koch
Road, Rowland Flat, is promising to be "bigger
than ever", featuring legendary aerobatic pilots,
including Chris Sperou, and the elite RAAF
Locals will be treated to aircraft displays, featuring
vintage and new models, while local business
Barossa Helicopters will again run helicopter rides.
Food, Barossa wines, craft stalls, rides and displays
will also be available on the day.
Air show soars
VETERANS in search of work may soon have
greater employment opportunities following
parliamentary calls for more Australian
businesses to offer jobs to ex-servicemen.
Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence
Personnel Dan Tehan has led these calls, asking
for more support from businesses for the Prime
Minister's Veterans' Employment Program.
An advisory committee has been created to facilitate
employers getting involved in the program.
The Industry Advisory Committee already has
23 organisations which have registered interest
in participating, along with eight ex-service
Businesses interested in registering for the Prime
Minister's Veterans' Employment Program should
War vets’ job push
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