Climbing Australia's Eight Highest State and Territory Mountains.
Authors: Brian O'Neil and Graeme Alder.
"A natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly
to a summit and attaining an elevation greater than that of a hill;
usually greater than 630 metres / 2,000 feet."
In 2006 Brian became one of the disciples of climbing the eight highest
mountains in each State and mainland Territory of Australia. Graeme
subsequently joined the exercise and together we have bagged the Great Eight,
mainly during the past 12 months.
This site provides feedback and information on those climbs.
Half way up Mt. Bogong
Even though some of the climbs are classified as hard, sensible, well prepared, fit climbers can easily manage all of the climbs. What makes this a very challenging and satisfying exercise however is the logistics involved in reaching some of the peaks given their remoteness and limited access.
For information on a mountain simply click on a name in the sidebar. Peaks are listed by height in descending order.
Climb status: "All" peaks climbed! Brian as at June 27, 2010. Graeme as at Jan. 6, 2011. Yeah! (some more than once)
Disclaimer and Cautions:
Images: Most of the images were taken by the authors however some images are from the public domain as they provide better views of the area.