Frenchmans Cap: Two Lakes and a Summit

“May contain nudity and some coarse language.” So reads our logbook entry in the Lake Vera Hut, on the last morning of an epic three day trip into Frenchmans Cap. For myself and my brother, who was visiting from Victoria, it was the last morning of six days of bushwalking. We’d already raced up and…

Main Range Extravaganza

What do you get when you throw together a kayak, a volleyball and blue food colouring, a packliner sack race, two firn-gliders and nineteen people in a tent? The Main Range Extravaganza! Quickly dubbed the most extravagant extravaganza yet, the 2015 Australian National University Mountaineering Club Main Range Extravaganza was run by our super-keen (and…

Nadgee Howe Wilderness

Taking out a spot in Australian Geographic’s Top Australian Bushwalks, and widely considered one of the best coastal walks in the country, the Nadgee Howe Wilderness Walk was something that I had actually never heard of before it was suggested that I walk it. In fact, I barely even Googled the trip before embarking on…

Just Around the River Bend: Rafting the Weld

Fed by streams originating in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Weld River flows peacefully through the island’s south west. Only a few kilometres upstream of its merger with the Huon River, the tannin-stained waters plummet violently into rapids, though downstream, it is tranquil and still. The river gurgles lazily along, beneath the dappled…