Monthly Archives: August 2017

Lake Oberon to Lake Pedder

With Mel being choppered out the dynamics of our group change.  We've lost our most experienced member and our agreed leader.  Stuart has done the trip several times before making him one of the more experienced Western Arthurs guides.  The previous party he walked with took ten hours to walk from Lake Oberon to High Moors but we're confident…
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Western Arthurs – Lake Pedder to Lake Oberon

The Western Arthurs traverse has a certain cache in Australian tramping circles, well known as one of the most challenging and scenic walks in the country. We have a disparate group for this walk; Mel, an experienced walker based in the Blue Mountains, Stuart, a young Queenslander currently working in Perth, Bill, a mild mannered…
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Hotham Resort to Mt Bogong – Part II

There’s nothing like the hard slog of a steep climb to start the day.  Muscles are rested and ready to be tested and anticipation is high about the heights to be tried.  We launch ourselves on the T Spur ridge which climbs 650 metres in less than two kilometres.  For the start of the walk…
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Hotham Resort to Mt Bogong – Part I

Hotham to Mt Bogong Several years ago Bill and I had completed a walk from the outskirts of Canberra to Thredbo.  This constituted a third of the Australian Alps Walking Trail.  This left two thirds of the trail left to do.  Both of the other sections were under consideration, the route heading south from Mt…
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