Mountains of Australia

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Cradle Mt-Lake St Clair National Park

High camp on Mt Massif, Tasmania

High camp on Mt Massif

The dramatic dolerite cliffs of Mt Geryon.

The dramatic dolerite cliffs of Mt Geryon.

The Acropolis, viewed from the Du Cane Range

The Acropolis, viewed from the Du Cane Range

The Du Cane Range after fresh snow.

The Du Cane Range after fresh snow.

The Du Cane Range and Lake St Clair in the distance

The Du Cane Range and Lake St Clair in the distance

Mt Geryon and the Pool of Memories

Mt Geryon and the Pool of Memories

Mt Gould at dawn

Mt Gould at dawn

Packing up on a frosty morning in the Labyrinth.

Packing up on a frosty morning in the Labyrinth.

Looking down the Forth Valley, towards Mt Roland.

Looking down the Forth Valley, towards Mt Roland.

Morning mist flowing over the pass between Mt Thetis and Mt Achilles. Cradle Mt-Lake St Clair NP

Morning mist flowing over the pass between Mt Thetis and Mt Achilles. Cradle Mt-Lake St Clair NP

Climbing Mt Thetis, Mt Oakleigh in background.

Climbing Mt Thetis, Mt Oakleigh in background.

Dolerite boulder, Mt Oakleigh in background.

Dolerite boulder, Mt Oakleigh in background.

Paddy's Nut and Mt Pelion West, viewed from Mt Ossa.

Paddy’s Nut and Mt Pelion West, viewed from Mt Ossa.

Morning mist, near Paddy's Nut.

Morning mist, near Paddy’s Nut.

Bad weather, but high spirits, near Mt Pelion East.

Bad weather, but high spirits, near Mt Pelion East.

Blizzard near Mt Pelion East

Blizzard near Mt Pelion East

A frozen Scoparia bush

A frozen Scoparia bush

High Camp near Mt Ossa.

High Camp near Mt Ossa.

Pelion Falls, near the Overland Track.

Pelion Falls, near the Overland Track.

A wedge tailed eagle.

A wedge tailed eagle.

MIsty myrtles...

MIsty myrtles…

Cleaning or cracked?

Cleaning or cracked?

Barn Bluff underneath the full moon.

Barn Bluff underneath the full moon.

Some moments, are just perfect.

Some moments, are just perfect.

Little Horn, Cradle Mt

Little Horn, Cradle Mt

The spine of cradle mountain, Dove Lake Below

The spine of cradle mountain, Dove Lake Below

Snowpoles mark the track descending from the summit of Cradle Mountain.

Snowpoles mark the track descending from the summit of Cradle Mountain.

The author, on the summit of Cradle Mountain, in winter.

The author, on the summit of Cradle Mountain, in winter.

Evening light, near Cradle Mountain.

Evening light, near Cradle Mountain.

Frozen boulderfields are one of many obstacles the winter hiker needs to tackle.

Frozen boulderfields are one of many obstacles the winter hiker needs to tackle.

A brooding Cradle Mountain

A brooding Cradle Mountain

The author, sheltering from the wind behind some boulders on Mt Ossa, Tasmania.

The author, sheltering from the wind behind some boulders on Mt Ossa, Tasmania.

Remote camp on Coal Hill, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair NP

Remote camp on Coal Hill, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair NP

The tricky ridgeline from Mt Massif to Castle Crag.

The tricky ridgeline from Mt Massif to Castle Crag.

Mt Massif, the pointy peak of Mt Pelion East in Background.

Mt Massif, the pointy peak of Mt Pelion East in Background.

Frozen tarn on the Du Cane Range

Frozen tarn on the Du Cane Range

The summit ridge of the Acropolis, Tasmania

The summit ridge of the Acropolis

Echo Point Hut, along the Overland Track, Tasmania

Echo Point Hut, along the Overland Track

The meandering path in temperate rainforest, near Lake St Clair, Tasmania

The meandering path in temperate rainforest, near Lake St Clair

5 Comments

  1. Awesome :)e Looking forward to having a debrief!

  2. Great photos!

    They show why the area is worth reserving and keeping for the future.

    When were they taken? I walked through the OT in the first week of June and there was a bit more snow but not as atmospheric.

    Also reminds me of my ski trips in the Pelions (Leonards Tarn to Pelion E) and Labyrinth.

    Thanks, Jon

    • Cheers, Jon.
      We left Dove Lake on the 31st of May and arrived to Cynthia Bay on the 24th June. We were around the Cradle area in the first week, the Pelion Area in mid June and on the DU Canes in the second half of June.

      I took the snowshoes with me, but didn’t need to use them in the end. Maybe next time!

      -Andy

  3. Good info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by chance (stumbleupon).

    • Brilliant photos, thanks for sharing, very inspiring, especially when
      I have been to the top of some of the mountains!!

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