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This Bushwalking Manual is based on content from the Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership Manual, third edition 2000, published by the Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Training Advisory Board (BMTAB) in Victoria. ISBN 0 7311 8135 2.

The content of this Manual was the basis of the outdoor leadership training courses run by the BMTAB.

The outdoor training courses established and provided by the Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Training Advisory Board since 1969 influenced outdoor participation by many people throughout Australia. Through raising leadership standards they have enhanced trip enjoyment, increased safety and reduced the costs to the community of search and rescue operations.

Acknowledgements up to 2000

The following people contributed to editions of the Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership Manual over a 25 year period up to 2000:

  • Colin Abbott
  • Greg Barras
  • Jennifer Brookes
  • David Burnett
  • Neville Byrne
  • Bronwen Campbell
  • Terry Cerini
  • John Chapman
  • Monica Chapman
  • Geoff Durham
  • Mark Francis
  • Ron Frederick
  • Jose Garcia
  • Rob Gatt
  • Gary Gibson
  • Sue Harris
  • Allan Hassell
  • Marg Hayes
  • Rik Head
  • Mike Heffernan
  • Peter Holmes
  • Andrew Kelly
  • Tony Kerr
  • Rod Lingard
  • Shirley McInnes
  • Ross McKinnon
  • Stephen Manders
  • Bob Manks
  • Euan Moore
  • Elaine Murphy
  • Mark Newnham
  • Joanna O’Brien
  • John Retchford
  • Chris Reynolds
  • Vanessa Reynolds
  • David Rimmer
  • Pam Scott
  • Jeff Swan
  • Julia Trenchard-Smith
  • Ian Veitch
  • Bruce Wharrie
  • Peter Martin.

The first edition was published 1978, reprinted with corrections 1981

The second edition was published 1986, reprinted with corrections 1994