Tim Lamble started 'real' bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, in 1956, at the age of 14; and embraced cross-country skiing and other rucksack sports as he grew older. Subsequently, he has walked in all states of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Great Britain and the U.S.A.
In the 1960s, Tim's interest in conservation started with the Save Colong campaign, and he joined the KHA in its early days. He was a volunteer with the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in the 1980s, producing and screening major multi-projector audio-visuals on campaigns for the Franklin River and the Daintree rainforest. The Society made Tim an Honorary Life Member, 'As recognition of your significant contribution over many years to wilderness preservation in Australia'.
Kosciusko National Park has been dear to Tim's heart for most of his life - he has walked and skied Kiandra to Kosciusko, and lead scores of teenagers on backcountry activities in the park. In the mid-1970s Tim led North Ku-Ring-Gai Venturer Scouts as the caretaker group of Alpine Hut.
For 38 years, Tim has been the mainstay of Illawong Lodge, near Guthega, encouraging members and others to maintain their lodge and the area. He designed and built the suspension bridge over the Snowy River near Illawong, and the flying fox over Farm Creek near Guthega.
With a strong interest in writing and publication, Tim wrote reports of skiing and walking trips as contributing editor of 'Scouting in NSW' magazine, emphasising safe and careful use of KNP.
At Paddy's request, Tim re-wrote and re-designed 'Paddy Pallin's Bushwalking and Camping' (two editions); produced the well-known 'Mount Jagungal and the Brassy Mountains' map; and wrote the Kosciusko entry in the Australian Conservation Foundation's book 'Australia's Natural Heritage'.
Tim has encouraged scores of teenagers to write of their rucksack experiences through the 'North Ku-Ring-Gai Whisper' and 'Out of Focus' magazines. He has contributed major submissions to Kosciusko National Park Plans of Management and other National Parks and Wildlife Service reviews.
A large part of Tim's leisure time has been in the outdoors. He has worked in engineering design with the University of NSW and CSIRO; in planning, management and administration, with the NPWS at Lane Cove Park, radio station 2MBS-FM, and the Discovery program for teenagers; and as technical writer with the NSW Department of Education, and BHP.
In 2003, Tim left Sydney in his small yacht, Libelle, to sail around the world through Asia, the Red Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean. He completed the voyage in October 2005, having sailed 30,000 nautical miles.
Profile last updated 8 September 2007.