Extended hikes

These are my blog posts detailing all of my longer walks. These have been as long as 25 days!

Wilmot and Frankland Ranges – Feb 2014

Wilmot and Frankland Ranges – Feb 2014

My third son, Sandy was born in 2013. Sandy was given the middle name ‘Frankland’, after the range on the west coast of Lake Pedder. We were trying to give each of our children some connection to the Tasmanian landscape through their names and Sandy had scored this...

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Arthur Ranges, Full Traverse – 2011

Arthur Ranges, Full Traverse – 2011

This was a tough one. Was meant to be summer, but winter came early....Some of you may have read about Woolza and my South West Epic in 2004 (if not read about it here). On this mission, one major objective evaded us - The Western Arthurs. We had been meaning to get...

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Overland Track 2006 (Guiding)

Overland Track 2006 (Guiding)

One of my last trips as a guide on the overland track..I worked as a guide on the Overland Track for Cradle Mountain Huts (now Tasmanian Walking Company) during the early 2000s and led nearly 40 trips down Tasmania's iconic Overland Track. I love this area. Below is a...

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South West Epic 2004

South West Epic 2004

My biggest walk ever. Young and foolish, we set off for 26 days in the wilderness... A PLAN In late 2002/early 2003, having successfully conquered the likes of Federation Peak, Mt Anne and various other Tasmanian icons; and about to embark on a post Uni professional...

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Mt Anne – December 2002

Mt Anne – December 2002

It was time to head back out to Mt. Anne. I hadn't seen Beggsy for a year since our trip to Africa. He was now back in Australia and keen to hit the track in Tassie. Mt Anne was calling. This would be fourth trip to the Mt Anne area after a successful trip in 2001....

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Federation Peak 2001

Federation Peak 2001

Back to Federation Peak. Well, It had only been a few months since my last visit to Federation and the lost tent poles mission. The plan for this trip was hatched over a few drinks at our Uni share house in Battery Point, Hobart. Ivo (my flatmate), Patrice (a Canadian...

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Walls of Jerusalem 2000

Walls of Jerusalem 2000

This was my second trip to the Walls of Jerusalem. Beggsy and I had a bit of a Uni break so headed up to the highlands in my mustard Subaru and a bit of a snow mission to the Walls. We spent 2 nights in the walls, the first at Dixon's Kingdom and the second night we...

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Federation Peak 1999 – 1st attempt

Federation Peak 1999 – 1st attempt

November 1999 - This was my first attempt at Federation Peak. As a broke but adventure keen Uni student living in Hobart, I had heard about this ‘cool mountain’ in South West Tasmania called ‘Federation Peak’. Apparently to access it the easiest way was to start at...

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Overland Track – Feb 1999

Overland Track – Feb 1999

This was my second trip down the Overland track. It is a trip done in late January/early February of 1999. With my mates, Beaui (first real bush walk) and Beggsy, we headed down the Overland track for a quick 3 nighter. Beaui was a bit of a novice and wore his 1984...

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