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A Short Walk In The Grampians #01

Join me for a short walk in the Grampians...a lovely Wilderness area at the extreme Southern end of the long and rugged mountain range that stretches along the Eastern edge of Australia all the way from Northern Queensland to Western Victoria.

 

We will take a circular route, somewhat marked, that will include the extraordinary Hollow Mountain.  We will pass by some of Australia's [and the World's] best and most challenging rock climbing routes.

 

We will be led by my son Ben, a skilled and knowledgeable Mountain Climber who knows this country well and will be unfazed when the trail vanishes. Also with us will be Ben's partner, Naomi, my son Jacob with his wife Tes [seven months pregnant, but very fit and agile] and their one year old daughter Zuri, and Na with Mawin. Jacob and Tes will accompany us for just the first couple of hours. This will be the first experience of trekking in rough country for Na and Mawin. Except for our Group, there will be no-one to get in the way of photo-opportunities, so bring your cameras.

Grampians

A Short Walk In The Grampians #01

Join me for a short walk in the Grampians...a lovely Wilderness area at the extreme Southern end of the long and rugged mountain range that stretches along the Eastern edge of Australia all the way from Northern Queensland to Western Victoria.

 

We will take a circular route, somewhat marked, that will include the extraordinary Hollow Mountain.  We will pass by some of Australia's [and the World's] best and most challenging rock climbing routes.

 

We will be led by my son Ben, a skilled and knowledgeable Mountain Climber who knows this country well and will be unfazed when the trail vanishes. Also with us will be Ben's partner, Naomi, my son Jacob with his wife Tes [seven months pregnant, but very fit and agile] and their one year old daughter Zuri, and Na with Mawin. Jacob and Tes will accompany us for just the first couple of hours. This will be the first experience of trekking in rough country for Na and Mawin. Except for our Group, there will be no-one to get in the way of photo-opportunities, so bring your cameras.

Grampians

comments (13)

  • Beth
  • United States
  • 9 Oct 2017, 01:46
An impressive beginning! I look forward to seeing the pictures.
Ray: Thank you, Beth. I think you will enjoy the walk.
Oh this will be good! Before I read your text, my thought on the first photo was that it looked like Arizona - and wondered when you'd snuck into my state! smile

Cute photo of Na... I hope her little shoes held up!
Ray: I certainly see similarities between this country and what you show us, Elizabeth.

Na and Mawin didn't have walking shoes, but Ben said we would be ok...he was right, as usual, about such things.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Oct 2017, 04:57
This sounds like a wonderful trip and a new experience for Na. Great to be with family all around. Okay here we go..... and yes I hope Na shoes will be okay....
Ray: The shoes were fine, Astrid.

We all had a wonderful time, in beautiful but rugged surroundings.
Good for you, Ray...but when did you do this???
Ray: We did this walk exactly 4 years ago, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Oct 2017, 06:26
Wow - this is going to be exciting!
Ray: I think it should be a good outing for us, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Oct 2017, 07:25
Well this is going to be a bit different Ray. Good to see all the family come along, learn their names and what they do. I ha e been on the Southern Grampian in Victoria. I remember picnicking on a ledge.
Ray: This walk might give you a few flashbacks, Chad.
Bonjour , cela promet une belle randonnée malgré les embuches qui se trouveront sur le chemin ..J'ai hate de vous suivre tous ensemble
Bonne journéeRay
Ray: J'espère que vous trouverez cette promenade agréable, Claudine ... les Grampians sont une partie très aimée de l'Australie.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Oct 2017, 07:40
I was initially surprised that there were not only mountains in Thailand but one range was named The Grampians (we have the Grampians in Scotland) but then were were in Australia. Na seems more dressed for a stroll around a city park than something that sounds fairly strenuous. I'll just grab my flip-flops and then off we go.
Ray: The Australian Grampians were named after the Scottish ones, Alan.

Na doesn't feel the need of heavy boots, crampons, snowshoes, beanies, snow goggles, neck2ankle oilskins, etc, just for a day of mountain climbing adventure...I am confident she could do the walk in bare feet if the need arose.
This looks very promising Ray
Ray: I expect you will enjoy the walk, Bill...it help you to get an appetite
I like that rocky ledge and all the (almost) lone trees along it. It will be good to meet your extended family as well, and what an experience for Na and Mawin.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Oct 2017, 13:00
A rough area for mountain climbing - we could almost be in the Gran Canyon. Na looks beautiful, I hope she wears solid boots.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Oct 2017, 14:28
You are still alive to post the pictures - so that part went well. By the lack of real gear, I see this is just a day trip and no rock crawling. Okay, then I will join you.
I have visited part of the grampians but would have to look at notes to see where. I like the second shot.

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