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Jul 18, 2006 - Snowy Mountains (28/04/06)

Plutôt que de prendre l'autoroute entre Canberra et Melbourne, nous avons décidé de traverser les Snowy Mountains, pas encore très snowy à cette époque de l'année. C'est l'un des seuls massifs en Australie où l'on peut pratiquer le ski. Anstatt die Autobahn zwischen Canberra und Melbourne zu nehmen, haben wir beschlossen, über die Snowy Mountains zu fahren, die allerdings zu dieser Jahreszeit noch nicht besonders "snowy" waren. Die Snowy Mountains sind eines der wenigen Massive in Australien, in denen man Ski fahren kann.

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Nov 25, 2005 - NSW: Fish Massacre at Lake Eucumbene

Up early to leave Thredbo and head to Adaminaby to meet Dubes' fishing mates at the pub. By the time we get there, a new plan has been hatched and we're heading to another part of Lake Eucumbene rather than Eucumbene River. We travel in convoy out there and find a campsite in what looks like a moonscape of pale rocks that slopes down to the lake. It looks like something out of "Mad Max". There's about eight of us altogether, and the five blokes we've meet seem to know exactly what they're doing with a rod. To cut a long story short, there's...

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Feb 25, 2005 - Mt Kosciuszko "climb"-the highest peak in Australia and Wilson's Prom

Having climbed the highest mountains on 3 other continents, we of course couldn't miss this slam dunk in Australia. The mountain is just over 7,000 feet, compared to our last one in Argentina which was over 22,000 feet. It's also a ski slope, so you can even take a ski lift up to within 6 kilometers of the summit. We didn't take this option, though, and headed straight up the ski slopes toward the top. It took an hour through tall grass and millions of grasshoppers to get to where the ski lift ends. On the way we had to avoid the mountain...

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Nov 15, 2004 - On top of the world

(or at least this part of it). Long hike today up to the top of Mt Kosciuszko - Australia's highest mountain, and for some reason named after a Polish bloke who lived in America, there was some good reason for why this is the case, but for now it escapes me. Beautiful day at the start, with clear blue skies; fairly windy though which was welcome as we'd elected to forego the chairlift ride up out of the valley and hike the whole thing the hard way - meaning 600m of ascent in the first 1.5 K. Much easier after that as it was metal catwalks...

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Down Under Tour '04

Nov 14, 2004 - Up into the mountains...

A swiftly blossoming hangover was finally laid to rest this morning by Eggs Benedict with a side of hashbrowns, although a long shower and the use of fluffy (as opposed to my usual travel) towel undoubtedly helped. Set of from Marie's about 2 for another long drive up into the Alpine region of NSW, and into Kosciuszko NP, which involved some very windy roads (especially when we got slightly lost and ended up on an unsealed dirt road. Note to UK drivers - this is easier than it sounds, as you'll by driving along a perfectly normal tarmac...

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Down Under Tour '04



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