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My name’s Matthew but my friends call me Mowser.

I’ve lived in Tasmania, Australia my entire life. I love the place and I love hiking. I believe Tassie has some of the best hiking/bushwalking in the world. I like to share this fact with my wife and four kids as well as our many friends by revealing to them this amazing landscape and what it has to offer.

I also like tech and hiking gear.

I created this site, to share my love of Tasmania, hiking and the gear required to complete my adventures. If you can’t get to these places yourself then I hope this site provides you with some inspiration for what the Tasmanian Wilderness has to offer – It really is an incredible place! Enjoy!

The Abels

Mt Maurice – Movie

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

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Mt Maurice

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...

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The Spires and Denison Range

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...

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