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Musings on my various adventures. This is where you can find all of my various writings in the one spot

The Spires and Denison Range

An adventure into true wilderness - March 2021 The Spires, ah, The Spires. I had dreamed of heading into this area of South West Tasmania for such a long time. I'm not exactly sure when I had first heard of this rough, off track walk but I can definitely remember...

Mt Maurice – Movie

Here's a short video of our trip up Mt Maurice in 2021. To check out the blog post, visit this link. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/bmX_IQimp3s

Mt Maurice

A day walk to my last Abel in the North East For nearly 4 years I had been trying to find just a few hours to sneak out of town to go and race up Mt Maurice. Many of the trip reports made the access in to the two track options sound pretty average and I guess this is...

Abbott’s and Marriott’s Lookout Day Trip MOVIE

This was a quick trip down to Maydena to pop up to Abbott's lookout, followed by a bit of a scrubby walk over to Marriott's lookout. Staying at Rathmore Farm the evening before, we drove down to Maydena and even managed a bike ride at Maydena Bike Park!...

The Southern Ranges – Movie

This was an epic few days in Tasmania's magnificent Southern Ranges. After a big couple of days walking in to Wylly Plateau, the final day provide a massive day in horrendous weather..... https://youtu.be/FyS9tXGicX0

The Southern Ranges 2020

I have spent a heck of a lot of time in Southern and South West Tassie but for some reason I had never walked the Southern Ranges between Precipitous Bluff (PB) and Lune River. Sure, I’d been up PB from New River Lagoon in a day trip back on the South West Epic but I’d never actually done the whole Southern Ranges walk. It had been an itch I had been trying to scratch for a long time.

Wild Dog Tier

Wild Dog Tier

31st August 2019   Well, this one had been on the ‘aiming to do list’ for some time. Back in January 2018, Crawf and I had attempted a very quick overnighter walk to Wild Dog Tier (one evening after work) from the north via Dixons Track. On that occasion we had fallen...

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Adamsons Peak – July 2019

Adamsons Peak – July 2019

Middle of winter in Tasmania means there is little time for Abels. However, this has never put me off and on a work trip to Hobart I found an opportunity at the end of July. I had freed up a day mid week and roped in Ferg and Troy (Hobartian mates) to join me for the...

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Abbotts and Marriotts Lookouts

Abbotts and Marriotts Lookouts

May 2019 We had planned this little sojourn a couple of months prior. Crawf had spotted a free Saturday in his calendar and had asked whether or not a couple of us were keen to join him for a trip to the third shortest and the shortest Abel - Abbotts Lookout and...

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Here, I give you the first guest blog post. I came up with the idea for this after chatting with numerous friends about their travels. With not much time to create their own blogs and websites I have invited friends to write accounts of their adventure both in...

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Mt Penny West – 16th April 2018

Mt Penny West – 16th April 2018

This year, I had to make a lot of trips from Launceston to Hobart. With constant construction on the main highway, I was enjoying taking the road less travelled over the highland lakes. This also gave me the excuse to knock off a few peaks on the way to Hobart. One...

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Mt Patrick – May 14, 2018

Mt Patrick – May 14, 2018

With all the roadworks on the Midlands Highway, I had been making my regular drive to Hobart a bit more scenic by driving south via Highland Lakes Road. On this midweek trip, I figured I had enough time to make a quick jaunt up Mt Patrick beside Arthur's Lake (and...

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Tower Hills (East and West Towers)

Tower Hills (East and West Towers)

I had been thinking about the 'two towers' for some time and I must say, with some trepidation. Mates had done the peaks previously and didn't describe them favourably. By all accounts, getting out to the West Tower was a scrub bash in an area that didn't particularly...

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Mt Saddleback

Mt Saddleback

  To my great satisfaction, 2019 was shaping up to be a year of Abelling. With winter fast approaching I was keen to get a few more out of the way before the cold came and daylight savings ended. So, Woolza and I found a Thursday evening available and headed out...

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