australian alps walking track solo

Day 33 It was delicious. In the middle of winter 2018 my brother Andy, a Paramedic from East Gippsland, and I, an Outdoor Education Teacher from Hobart, set out to complete a 660 kilometre, south to north, winter traverse of the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). Camped at …. Even in summer, weather conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable – thunderstorms are common, and snow may fall in the higher reaches of the track. The winds were shaking the hut. Day 16 Big decent down to the unimaginatively named Big River. The first peak is the 1620 metre Mt McDonald, a five-hour climb through scrub and over steep hillsides. So bonus chocolate and other goodies all round. Camped at Pond Creek Flats. We woke to thunder storms. By the time we got to Mt Buggery the cloud had started to lift. Will we still get up at 5.30am and start walking by 7.00am. Rain hail and snow overnight. We are now at 660km. The apartment also has a mirror, we have all lost a lot off weight! Will test it for leaks tonight under water. "The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. We have the afternoon off  Awaiting for Darryl to arrive with the goodies I hear a car engine… Have to go, Day 32 Pig out tonight. All a stroke of luck for us as we got a lift down to The General, the pub at Hotham where our food drop was. Pigged out last night with the food drop. Travellers with an interest in long distance hiking may be interested in our walking tours, including our Walking Tour of New Zealand and our Wainwright Walking Trail. We camped at Honeysuckle creek for the night where the old space tracking station used to be. Arrived at Ghost Gully camping area at about 2pm and set up camp just as the storms started. Really pretty campsite and historic hut. We all ran for it and waited well back till the flames went out. Which is good considering the climbing involved. We are now over the 100km mark . Hot showers, and hopefully a cooked dinner (by someone else) With a bit of luck we can use a washing machine. Long gradual descent down Mt Erica to the campsite at the Tyres River. Good call to wait it out in the hut. I assume they are getting an early start. 17 km all up today. For couples and solo  travellers interested in learning about Aboriginal  history and the colonial explorers across the states. We passed the. Lots of fish. Climbed to the summit of Kosciusko. Woke up to light snow and sunshine. Day 38 After we loaded up with 8 days food we headed up a big climb to Four Mile hut where we spent the night. Exposure Australian Alps Walking Track A 2018 winter traverse Published 2019-03-11 12:26:22 UTC Story by Mark Oates In the middle of winter 2018 my brother Andy, a Paramedic from East Gippsland, and I, an Outdoor Education Teacher from Hobart, set out to complete a 660 kilometre, south to north, winter traverse of the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). Foremost is the walk from Mt Howitt to the Viking (four days), revealing some of the most rugged and spectacular areas in the High Country. Day 26 Spectacular views all the way along here. Camped near the new Barry Saddle water tank. Followed the ridge from High Cone across to Mt Macdonald. Forecast looks ok all the way to next Tue when we finish. Day 12 They ate all the charcoal out of the fire pit! The Viking is one of my favourite mountains , Day 30 Another great day. Met lots of other walkers heading to Canberra. We are now at 462.4km. Plus a 1.5 km round trip with 250m climb to get water at the campsite. The first part of the AAWT adventure is to finish off the logistics. The track is a maelstrom of fallen logs and regrowth, so slow going. Left Black River Camp and crossed the river twice on log bridges. This would have been nice if it wasn’t next to a logging coup. Another pig out! As Hugh says – if we look back we can see the horizon where we have come from, if we look forward to the horizon we can see where we are going. Most of tomorrow is down, about 1100m down. Off to the usual 7.00am start. We are off to Ropers hut tomorrow to meet up with Pauline and a bunch of other VMTC members. Darryl arrived about 3.00pm with the food drops. Her husband who can’t hike any more was the support crew. This section of the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) was characterised by monotonous forestry roads, 4WD tracks and plenty of elevation change. We met Susie’s parents along the way. Ps Darryl had folding Camp chairs with him. Questions About Australia for senior travellers Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for senior and mature-aged travellers interested in learning as a couple or as a solo traveller when they travel. Off to the next food drop at Hotham tomorrow and a counter lunch at “The General” at Hotham. Our plan of starting at Canberra where the hills are smaller and building up our fitness as we head south has paid off. Section 3 - Mt Speculation to Mt Hotham – 54.2 kilometres In April 2015 we returned to Mt Speculation to finish off from where we left off in November 2014 - the unfinished business of going over the Viking and… Ranging from well-marked fire trail to scrambles across isolated valleys, the walk passes through the most remote parts of the Alpine National Park (Victoria), Snowy River National Park (Victoria), and Kosciuszko National Park (NSW). Then to everyone’s surprise Darryl arrived with some tape for Jackie that was missing in the drop at Camp creek. Photos are Darryl preparing dinner (yes we are food obsessed now) and looking towards the Razor and Viking from about half way across the Crosscut Saw. © Odyssey Travel 2020 All Rights Reserved. You have to take packs off and scramble down the chimney. Coln… The track ends at Booroomba Rocks in Namadgi National Park, a granite ridge offering stunning views across Canberra. I can remember driving to within 100m of the summit and just walking the last bit as a child. Then descended to camp at Black River. Only two more sleeps to go (and 45 km). Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers that promote aboriginal and colonial history discussion on tour. Great sunset. Passed the 400km mark today Learn about Benalla, part of a collection of articles about Victoria. We all now eat a lot more than we did at the start to try and keep up the carbs required each day. Still has all the old magazines stuck to the wall as wallpaper. Well the walk up. The notes showed a short-cut over the top of Mt Victor and we took a rough track that led to an open area that marked the summit then down the north side to rejoin the road in an open sunny spot suitable for lunch – clothes drying still being the primary rationale for most of our decisions. Strolled down the 4km to the Thredbo chair lift. Mid 20s and blue skies again. In November of this year, 206 days away to be exact, I am planning to commence my solo hike on the 680(ish) km Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). The alpine hiking trails cover some of the most spectacular sections of the 700km Alpine Walking Track from Walhalla to ... surely one of the most dramatic walking routes in Australia. I will have to get it framed On each of the tours for couples and the single traveler you learn something different but fascinating, from Outback Queensland, the Flinders, Broken Hill and the Kimberley and the wildflowers all contribute to this question, what is the outback? We had about 10 other campers with us last night. The bottle of pears in my drop says it serves 5, it lasted me about 2 minutes for the whole bottle Ian’s food drop was auctioned off between the piggies. Tomorrow we are off into the wild Don’t know what phone coverage we will get or how I will go with charging the phone from my solar panel so you may not hear from me for a while. Wandered along to Blue Jacket site. The fourth of Australian Traveller’s epic bushwalks, the Australian Alps Walking Track is also the highest. Half way, in number of days today We set up camp by 2.00pm. Tomorrow we leave the last post of civilization (Hotham) till the end at Walhalla. Merry Xmas everyone. Camped at Cowombat Flat. Each night we have a chux wash in the creek and wash and dry our clothes to try and keep the smell under control. Day 5 The trail passes right through my backyard in Kosciuszko National Park, home to our country’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. Tonight we are camped at Muller Pass just below Kosciusko ready for the assault on the summit tomorrow. Day 27 While yellow markers are visible in densely forested areas of Victoria, certain wilderness areas do not have markers. He wanted to know if we were “moving on”. He wasn’t having much luck. Hugh is leaving us for a tour of tassie in the car. Chances of being run down were higher than all the other stuff we had done! We did a side trip to a view point for Tin Mine Falls. Well the weather was forecast as sunny today, we woke up to a dusting of snow. The Aawt then leaves the track on a footpad. Suzie’s mum and dad met up with us. Trials of Miles – Running 650+km of the Australian Alps. Ballarat is part of a series of regional towns explored and learnt about on a small group tour for mature and senior travelers into regional Victoria. Since 1983 we have been offering educational style touring to seniors. We actually saw a Ranger for the first time on the trip. Three medium climbs today (250m), 18km all up. We arrived at our food drop at Low Saddle and opened all the goodies. We spent the rest of the day at the hut while it rained and hailed out side. She was fantastic, Susie had been texting her with our orders for food and strapping tape etc. We got away from Canberra bright and early wed. Up up up to start the trip, a 900m climb over Mt tennent followed by gently undulating terrain for the rest of the day. An essential companion for anyone intending to walk the track. A short detour here passes under the tree line to Cowombat Flat, where the mighty Murray River of the Mallee and the Fleurieu Peninsula begins as a tiny alpine stream. The Australian Alps has around two hundred historic huts, some of which are close to the walking track. Colin did this track with some other equally crazy members of the Victorian Mountain Tramping Club (VMTC) in November/December 2016. Another fine day. Day 1 Quite beautiful (and poisonous). The rain cleared by the time we got to Mt Sunday so it turned out a pleasant day after all. ... On a long solo hike, the only key stakeholder is you. Not many sleeps to go till the end. The Australian Alps Walking Track is suitable for experienced walkers, used to being self-reliant in remote areas, and with strong navigational skills, including the ability to use a map and compass. The weather was predicted to rain later in the day so we were off to our usual 7.00am start. Then on to the next food drop at Benambra-Corryong road. We had perfect walking weather for our hike, however the Australian Alps can have extreme weather changes. Receive a AUD$350 voucher towards your first small group tour. The old town was burnt out in the 39 fires so no buildings to see. About 10 m wide and knee deep. Mt Selwyn had good views otherwise in the trees most of the day. This involves a lot of driving, then hiding our buckets of food under logs, far enough into the scrub that they won’t be found. For the final day we wandered along the track down to the Old Steel Bridge, then on to Walhalla. More good weather for the day. Lots of grubbing around in the fire and licking. Day 42 Not going to be many panoramas from here on. This 16 day escorted small group tour of Victoria for the senior or mature traveller who enjoys learning whether as a couple or solo traveller explores an area of central Victoria that is rich in historic houses, gorgeous gardens and some amazing art. Also quarter of the way in the number of days. 22km all up for the day. These are all joined by high passes. 17 km all up for the day, lots of climbing! Turned out to be a hot day. A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses, Escorted small group tour of World Heritage sites and more in the Southern States, Small group tour of Victoria for Senior travellers, Questions about Australia for senior travellers, Flinders Ranges National Parks, South Australia. It includes full track notes to the 660km route. We start and end in Adelaide, stopping in Broken Hill, Mungo National Park and other significant locations. The rest of the day across the Crosscut Saw and Mt Howitt was Pan-O-Ramic. Stopped at Mackie’s hut for lunch, fully furnished great hut. He was driving in along the way where he could to meet her. Really pretty country, lots of snow gums. Built far away from any hardware stores, hut architecture is a masterwork in ‘getting by’, with structures built out of corrugated iron, bark and shingles, using fencing wire in place of nails. We managed to pack up before the rain started. Discover the World Heritage Sites of the southern states of Australia travelling in a small group tour. A 650km hike that links the alpine areas of three states: Victoria, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory. Three of us did the 5 km 500m climb side trip to Mt Bimberi. After a successful traverse of the bitumen we left the cars behind at Mt St Bernard and headed west past The Twins and on to our Camp near Mt Murray. Camped at the saddle between Big Hill and Mt Magdala tonight. For all the articles Odyssey Traveller has published for mature aged and senior travellers, click through on this link. Didn’t see any horses, and only one pile of phoo. Lots of Brumbies! in honour of the Polish democrat and nationalist, Travellers with an interest in long distance hiking may be interested in our, Uncovering the Ancient History of Aboriginal, Mallee and Mulga: Two Iconic and Typically Inland Australian Plant Communities, The Australian Outback: A Definitive Guide, External articles to assist you on your visit to, Discover the World Heritage Sites of the southern states of Australia travelling in a, UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the southern states of, We Are Explorers: Australian Alps Walking Track, Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? Fantastic views. I’m told the stats for the day were 900m climb, 1000m down, 25km all up. Finally into Vic. Day 21 Did a couple of kilometers up the road, then a long climb up Trig track. The track was a wide gravel road and made for easy walking up a gentle grade for the next two kilometres. We also have a number of articles about walking, including tips on preparing for a walking holiday, a guide to our walking tours, and suggestions for selecting walking shoes and socks, and women’s walking shoes. Jackie woke to find her breakfast missing. Day 33 pt 2 They were taking 8 days to do what we had done in 4. Day 10 We haven’t seen anyone doing the Aawt the other way since Ropers hut. We all had a final lunch together in the Walhalla Pub before heading off home. 800m climb, 490 descent including 5 km off track across The Rolling Plains. It’s the kind of walk where you might go days without seeing a fellow traveller, allowing you to truly immerse yourself within nature. An Antipodean travel company serving world travellers since 1983, Australia, Clusters, Hiking & Walking, New South Wales, Victoria. Camping tonight at Oldfield’s hut. Ate the last of our food for lunch. The peak offers the first of the track’s great views, a vista spanning from deep valleys to alpine meadows with wildflowers in hues of pink, blue, white, purple and yellow. The incredible, inspiring story of a solo journey through Australia's toughest and most beautiful hiking trail - the Australian Alps Walking Track - for fans of INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer or Cheryl Strayed's WILD and anyone who dreams of iconic wilderness walks. Your online guide to the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT), Australia’s premier long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, NSW and the ACT. The food was great, even if it was only pizza. The limestone Cooleman Plain is home to mountain creeks, disappearing under the earth only to reemerge to fill Cave Creek with freezing water at the Blue Waterholes. We have decided that 7.00 am is good time to start walking each day. Most of the afternoon was spent exploring the gorge at Blue Water Holes, which is pretty spectacular. The climbs get bigger as we go further south into Victoria. It starts (or finishes) in Walhalla, a quaint ex-goldmining town, about 50kms from Moe in Victoria and finishes (or starts) at the Tharwa Visitor Centre, about 35kms south of the Canberra City Centre. Make sure to watch out for dingoes, and feral pig dogs. We did 15km including a 1.5km scrub bash to get to Happys hut before lunch. Arrived at Camp Creek just after lunch. The weather forecast was for 100km winds in the afternoon and snow overnight so we stayed in the hut. Hopefully Darryl will have some extra goodies for us. We eventually arrived at Stronachs camp where we camped for the night. We are all very food focused at the moment. Great campsite, good water at nearby spring. This is a list of published trails in Australia, suitable for walking in three days or longer. It’s luxury to sit in a chair with a back on it. This stretch of mountains are some of the best views in Australia! A journey of learning around the southern edges of the Murray Darling basin and up to the upper southern part of this complex river basin north of Mildura. The track crosses the dry Barry Mountains, past Mt Hotham, and then crosses the Bogong High Plains, home to Victoria’s highest peak, Mt Bogong, 1, 986 metres above sea level. Had to be careful packing up the tent so it wasn’t blown away We have now been walking for four weeks, two to go☺ Explore learn and consider what is the outback in this article. For extra information for basic planning … We will pass 700 km tomorrow morning Lots of great views as we climbed Mt Tate, Mt Anderson, Mt Anton, Mt Twynam, Mt Lee. The book says that Mt Macdonald which we crossed yesterday is the last mountain without trees on top. Things that don’t matter after a week really start to kick in when the trip is longer. The AAWT starts in Victoria, travels through NSW, and finishes in the ACT, travelling through Australia’s alpine regions. Day 14 Mt Bogong, the highest peak in Victoria. The Razor and Mt Despair tracks are about the same so we made better progress. Some stats: The dads were the support crew. Caught the chair lift down and went to the Thredbo bakery for lunch . See attached photo. It takes 50-60 days to complete. We can also see on the southern horizon Mt Baw Baw and Mt Erica, which is just above the end of our trip at Walhalla 21km all up for the day. They would meet up every 4 or 5 days. Day 11 Long descent after lunch to the campsite at Buckwong Creek. The moths were cooked over coals, or ground into a paste, and have been described has having a pleasantly nutty taste. Im walking on Australias toughest and most beautiful mainland hiking trail the 660km Australian Alps Walking Track. Trails. Scrub bashed to the top of Mt Jagungal 500m climb took 3 hrs. Passed the 200km mark today. Total descend – 30,820m 17km all up for the day. The crew had bought in lots of yummy food which was appreciated by us all. Top of 30 today. Winding through the High Country of Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the track starts in the old gold mining town of Walhalla in Victoria. Off to the usual 7.00am start. The discussion over dinner tonight was about how things will be when we return to civilization. Took an hour longer than expected as there is a lot of regrowth in the area so lots of scrub bashing. Today we followed the 4×4 track along to Tin Mine on the way to the Pilot. Looking forward to our next food drop tomorrow at Stronarchs Camp. Susie tells us there are no more climbs over 900m between us and the finish. We did another side trip to Old Cooleman homestead. Met A.J. Heavy frost as well. Small group tour of New South Wales, Queensland & South Australia deserts, from Broken Hill. Several archaeological sites speak to the ancient occupation of the area, including Cloggs Cave, Victoria, where 8500-year-old stone tools have been found, and Birrigai, near Namadgi National Park, where archaeologists have found a rock shelter used by Aboriginal people 21 000 years ago. They finished their HSC exams and headed off to start the walk the day after. It was mid twenties with a bit of a breeze. Over the past three years I have pretty much worked out my average walking pace. Don’t think she got much sleep. Followed by a big descent to the Thompson River. Lots of photos at the finish. The General Store in Walhalla issued us all certificates and a real “Alps Walking Track” metal sign for completing the walk! Arrived before lunch. Day 19 Susie must have bumped the controls on her weather machine last night. The Australian Alps Walking Track is an extension of the Victorian Alpine Walking Track, through New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The first drop was at Dead Horse Gap (near Threadbo). A bit past halfway through, the track passes from the Victorian high country into New South Wales, reaching the ski fields of the Main Range. The horses were back again in the night. We camped at the old Talbot hut site just below Mt Erica. Will see if there are any hungry residents in the morning. With the oldest dating back to the 1860s, they come from every era of settler history in the Alps, built for shelter by graziers, gold miners, foresters, government workers, skiers and bushwalkers. It starts at Walhalla, Victoria, passes New South Wales and ends in Tharwa near Canberra. Much more specy off track. Bit of a road bash from then on to our Camp at Fiddlers Green. Then 15 km stroll to Greymare hut for the night. We convinced one of them to drive us to Dead Horse Gap and back to pick up our food drop. Blue skies and mild breeze, mid 20’s, so the weather couldn’t have been better☺. We climbed the Infamous Mt Buggery (250m climb) in 20 mins, it’s just another bump to us now. Every summer for thousands of years, Aboriginal people from all over southern New South Wales and Victoria came to the Snowy Mountains to feast upon the bogong moth, smoked out of their hiding places. We have all lost a lot of weight, including some muscle mass. Day 34 Make sure to boil or filter all water found along your journey. Showers, washing machines, beds. Day 32, Had a big day 25.4km for the day. He picked up the empty bins and headed back to Melb. Passed the 150km mark today . We are averaging over 20km per day. Less than 100km to go, Day 36 From Mt McDonald, walk across the ridge to the Crosscut Saw, Razor, and Viking peaks, passing twisted snow gums. Someone else cooked it, and it wasn’t dehydrated. All a bit smelly, Day 13 All up for the day 15.3km, 1350m climb. Lots of the locals were interested in our trip. The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. In the hut, he was heading north so he had to endure all our stories for the afternoon, Day 24 Another fine day. Saw lots more horses today. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Birdsville, Maree. One of the grey nomads camped near us sat up with them and watched. Great 360 deg views. Long day across the Barry Mountains. We ate all his fresh fruit and dumped our rubbish in the car. This morning was a long climb followed by an easy road bash to the campsite at Four Mile creek. Not much water at Viking Saddle. It is 655km long, starting at Walhalla, Victoria and running through to Tharwa, ACT near Canberra. Koalas, wombats and kangaroos can be seen in Baw Baw National Park. Lots of river crossings on four wheel drive tracks today. Hut. We also have a tour devoted to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the southern states of Australia, including the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape and the Willandra Lakes, where the discovery of Mungo Lady and Mungo Man revolutionised Australian archaeology. I think there was about 20 of them in camp. Did I mention how much i hate carrying water Susie has gone off to check out the water source, it’s nice to have but not vital. Only a camp site and some historic markers left. The cemetery has been restored. The track across from the saddle to the Razor used to be a pleasant stroll through tall forest. Gone soft on us . Total climb – 29,580m ( that’s 3.5 times from the ocean to the top of Mt Everest) The walk is a selection of stunning tracks across the Vic Alps. 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