Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

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Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby tastrekker » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 1:39 pm

In late April to early May, Kylie and I completed a 12-day traverse of the Western and Eastern Arthurs starting at Scotts Peak and finishing at Farmhouse Creek. We were treated to a wide variety of conditions including a delightful dusting of snow at Lake Oberon, burning sun around West Portal and a challenging amount of snow and ice at Federation Peak.

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Lake Oberon

I've started writing up a trip report on my blog.
Part One - Scotts Peak to Square Lake
Part Two - ...to High Moor

At this rate I suspect the whole trip will take 6 parts. I will comment here as I finish each one.
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby bumpingbill » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 8:46 pm

Great write up. Can't wait to read the rest.

Interesting to see that it appears you came across the rescuers looking for the father and son, that was big news a few months back.
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby tastrekker » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks bumpingbill. Yes. It was quite old news by the time we reconnected with the outside world 8 days later. We were amazed to hear they survived! I've posted my thoughts under the helicopter rescue topic. I'd like someone to confirm my concerns but I'm fairly certain the registration both gives no indication of actual walk lengths unless you can read the terribly faded 1:100,000 composite topo on display.
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby bumpingbill » Mon 10 Jul, 2017 8:01 am

Oh that's right. I remember that now. Well, good to read it again!

You've done a walk I've been wanting to do for a while, so I'm looking forward to updates. Fantastic shot of Oberon too.
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby tastrekker » Sun 17 Dec, 2017 5:52 am

Here are the next two sections of our trip report:
Part Three - High Moor to Promontory Lake
Part Four - Promontory Lake to Pass Creek

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Glovers Pass and Eastern Arthur Range from West Portal
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby ofuros » Sun 17 Dec, 2017 8:02 pm

So far so good, enjoyable read tastrekker.
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby Robert H » Mon 18 Dec, 2017 5:27 am

Indeed, thanks for sharing tastrekker. Looking forward to reading about the EAs :)
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby tastrekker » Thu 18 Jan, 2018 4:02 pm

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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby beardless » Fri 19 Jan, 2018 7:34 pm

What an adventure. Great read. Thanks for sharing the rest of your trip.
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby Tastrippa » Sat 20 Jan, 2018 7:46 pm

Wow, that's inspiring stuff! Well done to you both
I have a long way to go....lucky I'm already here!
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Re: Western and Eastern Arthur Traverse

Postby ofuros » Sun 21 Jan, 2018 6:21 am

Enjoyed the last leg of your adventure, tastrekker. :mrgreen:
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