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One With The Lot


  • Scotts Peak Dam Mount Anne Track Southwest, TAS, 7139 Australia (map)

Explore the stunning, challenging terrain of Mount Anne and surrounding peaks in Tasmania’s south west.

This adventure will suit a small number of very fit and well equipped hikers who travel well together. Participants need recent experience with advanced hiking trips involving free climbs and exposed scrambling. Bomb proof tent and pack-camping gear are also required.

This trip will not suit people with a fear of heights. Read trip reports and view photos to understand the nature of the free climbs and scrambling involved.

We explore this huge massif of red dolerite capped mountains including Mt Anne, Mt Lot, Lightning Ridge and Mt Sarah Jane. We camp 3 nights on the massif and hike 4 days to complete a circuit of about 25 kilometres.

Consider the trip HARD and understand that it involves very steep ascents and descents, airy free climbs and sketchy scrambling. This area is known for violent and unpredictable weather and we also wade creeks and hike through deep mud to round out the trip. We carry all gear and food in our packs.

A mix of awesome natural beauty, solid hiking effort and a test of our skills and endurance, this will be a truly memorable trip.

COSTS:
• Airfares to and from Hobart
• Share of hire car cost
• Share of park entry fee

TRIP OVERVIEW - A detailed itinerary is available: 
Saturday 29 September:
• Early flight to Hobart
• Collect hire car
• Drive about 3 hours to Scotts Peak in the southwest.
• Hike to High Camp or Shelf Camp

Sunday 30 September:
• Complete hike to Shelf Camp if required
• Day hike to summit Mt Anne
• Camp - Shelf Camp

Monday 1 October:
• Hike to Judds Charm via The Notch and Mt Lot
• Camp - Judds Charm

Tuesday 2 October:
• Hike to Red Tape Creek trail end
• Drive Hobart
• Fly Sydney

For full details and to discuss participation, send an email to Rick (rick@hikeout.org). Group size is limited. Read on then follow links for further details and trip reports. Be sure you understand the amount and difficulty of free climbing and scrambling involved with this trip.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
• Contact Rick by email (rick@hikeout.org)
Putting your name on social media lists does NOT signal participation.

It is up to each person to be fully prepared, on time and ready for this trip. We explore as a group of friends each accepting the personal risks involved with this type of activity. We watch out for each other and focus on everyone having a safe, enjoyable trip.

RESOURCES:
Parks & Wildlife Tasmania - Southwest National Park
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3801

Tasmanian Traveller - Trip Report
https://tasmaniantraveller.com/2017/01/28/mount-anne-circuit/

Sons Of The Desert - Trip Report
http://sonsofthedesert-abushwalkingblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/mt-anne-circuit-success-at-last.html

Dave Noble - Trip Report
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=19672

This event is planned for members of Hike Out, the friendly, diverse and inclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts where everyone is always welcome. Find out more at https://www.hikeout.org

Earlier Event: September 1
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