Brisbane Ranges -Ted Errey

It doesn’t get much more Australian than this. Cloudless blue sky, dry creek beds and black stumped grass trees. Add to that the singing crickets, rocky outcrops and winding gorges in the cold, blue shadow of afternoon and you have a great way to spend a rare, sunny, winter day in Victoria.   The eastern…

Mt Little Joe

We’re not sure the map is accurate at this point, and our inner orienteer is waning as words like ‘maybe’ and ‘probably’ find their way into discussions…

Mt Donna Buang

There are a couple of things you should know upfront if you’re going to tackle a mountain like Donna Buang. It’s going to be steep, muddy and slippery. You will fall over. If you’re anything like me, you’ll do it many times and maybe even chuck a small tanty about it. If you don’t own a…

Keppel Lookout Trail

“I didn’t think the ascent would be like this,” he says holding up his hand perpendicular to the ground. We’d been naive about the Keppel Lookout Trail. After all, we’d conquered mountains and the sea before. We’d stood atop giants and seen to far horizons. Why should this trail be any different? There were many…

Mt Rosea – Grampians

It’s trite to assume anyone truly ‘conquers’ a mountain of this magnitude of size and beauty. Mountains like Rosea are, in fact, humbling reminders of the timeless, towering magnificence we’re privileged to experience.

Chatauqua Peak – Grampians

We must be mad to try two peaks in one day. Climbing Mt Sturgeon was so exhilarating. We all but floated down the mountain. We check our watches and the sky. There’s loads of daylight left, so we decide to fit in another peak before dinner. The Chatauqua Peak trail leaves straight from Halls Gap, just…

Mt Sturgeon – Grampians

We have high hopes for our first day in the Grampians.  Geddit? High … Nevermind. The sky isn’t promising. It’s blue when we start out but then the cloud gets low and we pass through showers on the drive down from Hall’s Gap. Did we make the right decision to go south today?  If we…