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Larapinta July 2013

PostPosted: Mon 02 Sep, 2013 5:43 pm
by Nic
Attached is link to post from my 8 day Larapinta hike this past July' ... d_id=81466

Re: Larapinta July 2013

PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep, 2013 7:43 pm
by Nic
I've updated the post with some gear notes and our itinerary

Larapinta Distances Trail Notes

Saturday 29th Day 1
1. Redbank Gorge to Rocky Bar look out = 17km Easy Carry Water from Rocky Bar
CAMP 17km Rocky Bar Gap/Lookout

Sunday 30th Day 2
2. Rocky Bar Look out to Glen Helen JTC = 14km Medium Climb
3. Glen Helen/ Finke River to Ormiston Gorge = 9.5km Medium Flat
4. Ormiston Gorge to Waterfall Gorge = 15.5km Hard Climb and Carry water to Waterfall Camp
CAMP 34km Waterfall Gorge

Monday 1rst Day 3
5. Waterfall Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Dam = 13km Hard Undulating Hills
6. Serpentine Chalet Dam to Serpentine Gorge = 13.5km Hard Climb & Descent
CAMP 26.5km Serpentine Gorge

Tuesday 2nd Day 4
7. Serpentine Gorge to Ellery Creek = 14km Hard Flat, pay to Get through this section
7. Ellery Creek to Rocky Gully = 15.5km Medium Flat
CAMP Rocky Gully 29.5km

Wednesday 3rd Day 5
8. Rocky Gully to Hugh Gorge = 16km Medium Undulating
9. Hugh Gorge to Fringe Lily Creek = 8km Very Hard Small Climbs
10. Fringe Lily Creek to Birthday Waterhole = 8km Very Hard Big Climb/Big descent
CAMP 32km Birthday Waterhole

Thursday 4th Day 6
11. Birthday Waterhole to Brinkley Bluff = 7km Very Hard Biggest/ Steepest Climb
12. Brinkley Bluff to Standley Chasm = 10km Very Hard All Descent
CAMP 17km Standley Chasm

Friday the 4th Day 7
13. Standley Chasm to Jay Creek = 15km Hard Climb + High route
14. Jay Creek to Mulga Camp = 11km Medium Flat
CAMP Mulga Camp 26km

Saturday 5th Day 8
15. Mulga Camp to Simpsons Gap = 14km Medium Flat
16. Simpsons Gap to Wallaby Gap = 11km Medium Undulating
CAMP 25km Wallaby Gap

Sunday 6th Day 9/Fly out
18. Wallaby Gap to Telegraph Station = 14km Medium Undulating
Alice Springs 14km

Re: Larapinta July 2013

PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep, 2013 8:42 pm
by forest
Thanks for the report and details.
What's the deal with all your bladders blowing up ? That doesn't sound great, especially out there.
Glad to see I wasn't the only ULer out there this season. I do agree that its a great Aussie walk to do UL, but each to there own and everyone has there own idea on what they should / need to have. How good is a UL wind shirt out there, I wore mine to death (not literally its still fine).
So you guys missed climbing Mt Sonder and camping on Brinkley Bluff. IMO that's a shame as they were two huge highlights of my walk.