Our guides Victor & Matt made the trip – we were novice long distance walkers & inexperienced campers but their patience and understanding was greatly appreciated and has encouraged us to look forward to future treks. Thanks so much for making our 29th Wedding Anniversary so memorable.
We have relived our Tassie walk many times over – in fact each time we‘re back in the bush memories flood back from our trip Thanks once again to the staff for a fabulous adventure.
Tasmania's Abel Challenge
Want to join Tasmania’s very own version of the universal peak bagging phenomena?
The Abel Challenge is a demanding test to climb all 158 summits in Tasmania that are over 1100 metres. This aspirational list of mountains is modelled directly on Scotland’s famed Munros, a collection of 282 Scottish peaks above 914 metres, and is beginning to attract more and more walkers back to the island state to complete this little known feat.
With 158 peaks in total, many tucked away in Tasmania’s rugged and remote landscape, this challenge may well take even the most experienced walkers a lifetime to complete.
The rules of play are simple: Mountains need to be higher than 1,100m above sea level, and be separated from other mountains by a drop of at least 150m on all sides. With this in mind, there are 158 peaks across Tasmania that are qualified as Abels.
Are you up for it? Start your Abel Challenge with us by ticking off these Abel’s.
- Cradle Mountain Experience, 3 day: Cradle Mountain
- The Overland Track: Cradle Mountain, Barn Bluff, Mt Oakleigh, Mt Ossa, Pelion East
- Mt Anne Circuit (pictured): Mt Eliza, Mt Anne, Mt Lot, Mt Sarah Jane
- Cycle, Kayak & Walk Tasmania: Mt Wellington
- Federation Peak: Federation Peak & Precipitous Bluff, get in touch to discuss
- Franklin Rafting & Frenchman’s Cap: Frenchman’s Cap
- Walls of Jerusalem Circuit: King David’s Peak, Solomon’s Throne, The Temple, Mt Jerusalem
- Western Arthurs Traverse: numerous unnamed peaks, get in touch to discuss
- Ben Lomond Mountain Bike Descent: Ben Lomond
Learn more about the Abel Challenge in this BBC article by Tasmanian journalist Andrew Bain.