December 15, 2004

Lake Windermere

Tim Hester - Sept 2004

Crator Lake

Tim Hester - Sept 2004

Emma Malkin 

Preston Falls

Sean McPhail

Meander Falls

Emma Malkin

Emma Malkin

Lobster Falls

Sean McPhail

Liffey Falls

Sean McPhail

Horseshoe Falls

Sean McPhail

Hartnet Falls

Jillian Parkinson 

Tim Hester 

Tim Hester 

Tim Hester 

Halls Falls

Jillian Parkinson 

Jillian Parkinson 

Jillian Parkinson 

Fergussen Falls

Tim Hester

Dip Falls

lower section - Sean McPhail, 2004

upper section - Sean McPhail, 2004

Detention Falls

Sean McPhail - 2004

D Alton Falls

D.K. Newell 

on the Overland Track, Oct 2004 - Jillian Parkinson

Sept 2004 - Tim Hester

Windy Ridge Hut

Chris Goodman 

Windermere

Anna Micheal 

Tim Hester - Sept 2004

Pine Valley

Tim Hester

Tim Hester

Tim Hester

Rodway Range

Sean McPhail - 2004

New Pelion

Anna Micheal 

Simon Stanbridge

Tim Hester

Ossa, Mt

Viewed looking up from pelion gap - Allan Wise

Sean McPhail - 2004

Sean McPhail - Viewed from the summit, 2004

December 14, 2004

November 1, 2004

Clytemnestra Notes and Bivvy Cave Directions

Date written: November 2004
Written by: Brandon Lee
Frenchmans Cap: 7 Points
Clytemnestra: 4 Points

Day 1:

From the Lyell highway follow the usual path towards Frenchmans Cap over Mt Mullens and through the notorious sodden plains to arrive at the Lake Vera hut.

Day 2:

From Lake Vera head up to Barron Pass, traverse below Nicoles Needle and Sharlands Peak and continue on to Lake Tahune. From here head to the summit of Frenchmans Cap. Leaving the summit, head west approximately 150m then southish around 100m before cutting back south east about 70m towards the cliff line on the south side of the summit. In this general area the bivvy cave should be close. It's not highly visible from any angle but if you go too low you might spot it as you look back up the mountain. Spend the night in the cave, it has plenty of room and even a nice rock slab table to the left as you enter (which i crushed my fingertip making).

Day 3:

Leave the cave and descend through the steep gullies and slopes to the scrubby creek area south-west of the Frenchmans summit. Now climb east onto the 'S' shaped ridge heading south to Clytemnestra. Follow the high ground past large conglomerate boulders and long dead and well weathered pencil pines, sidling around some of the high points until you stand facing the jagged outcrops on the northern flanks of Clytemnestra. The summit is is enclosed by steep cliff bands on the east and south so the approach is from the western side, or right hand facing. After summiting return via the same route and back over Frenchmans to Tahune Hut.

Day 4:

Make your way back to Vera Hut.

Day 5:

Head out to your preferred mode of transport waiting at the Lyell Highway. 

September 15, 2004

September 8, 2004

Overland Track

Tim Hester

Kitchen Hut in a blizzard

Behind Cradle Mountain


The old waterfall valley hut

the hut the next morning

frozen bush

Blizzard trekking


Morning light near windermere

Barn Bluff

Pelion West

the photographer
Sunset over Mt Oakleigh

New Pelion Hut


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...