Frenchmans Cap 1997

Updated: Apr 21, 2019

This was my second trip to 'The Cap' with good mate Beggsy. We had just finished first year uni and thought a trek would be a nice way to finish the year off. We took 2 nights and headed into Lake Vera the first night, did a day trip up Frenchmans Cap in beautiful weather on day 2, then headed back out on day 3. These were the days of the notorious 'Sodden Loddons'! Which made a trip into Frenchmans a real mission!

Mowser on The Sodden Loddons with Frenchmans Cap behind

Final run up to the summit

Beggsy pointing out the obvious

Mowser on the summit. Having now done 6 trips to the summit over 25 years this is still the only clear day on the summit he has had

Gallery below.

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View towards Double Peak
Cummings Head Sunset
Mates on Cummings Head
The ascent of Federation Peak
Nude on Federation Peak
Precipitous Bluff view
Federation Peak Summit
Mowsr on the way to Frencmans Cap, 1997
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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.

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