Category Archives: Australia

Overland Track – Tasmania 1996 – Part I

Tasmanian Trip – 1996 While working at Media Monitors I met Peter who became a good friend. Peter had come Sydney via Canberra, following the trail of his charming and talented girlfriend, Colleen.  Everyone liked Peter and Colleen, they were one of those effortlessly charismatic couples who made every single person envy their relationship.  She…
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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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