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Moderate to Challenging
Activities
  • 2-3 days trekking with a full pack 1-2 days trekking with a day pack
Accommodation
  • 3 nights camping
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$1995AUD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: MAS

Trip highlights


  • Summit Mt Anne (1425m)
  • Unbeatable views over the south west wilderness World Heritage Area
  • High altitude glacial lakes
  • Spectacular ridge walking and exposed scrambling
  • Endemic sub-alpine flora
  • Challenge yourself with one of Tasmania's most rewarding mountain peaks

Located in the remote south west of Tasmania the summit of Mount Anne presents one of the world's great bushwalking challenges. The climb to the summit combines all of our favourite aspects of a south west wilderness epic: a spectacular objective, sub alpine crags and exposed scrambles, deep forests, idyllic lakes and a stunning remote camp. Our four day itinerary allows us enough time to hike comfortably up to the plateau and establish a base camp from which we can attempt the Mt Anne Summit and surrounding side trips. Starting at Scotts Peak Road at Condominium Creek we trek up past the high camp and over Mt Eliza to establish our campsite at Shelf Camp. This is an extremely demanding and remote bushwalk subject to some of Tasmania's most extreme weather. The Mount Anne summit is open to people with previous full pack carrying bushwalking experience with a high level of fitness and confidence in difficult geographical and weather situations. Please contact our office to discuss your suitability for this unforgettable, once in a lifetime trip.

Activities:

Itinerary

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Hobart by your guides as per the time arranged at your pre-departure briefing. We transfer to the south west of Tasmania by private minibus with a morning tea break along the way. The drive to the Mount Anne Summit Trailhead takes approximately 3 hours. We begin the steep ascent onto the spur leading us up to High Camp Hut beneath Mt Eliza and its associated plateau. The views gained on this ascent are spectacular and give us a taste of what is to come once trekking amongst the heights of Mt Anne and our base camp at Shelf Camp. The alpine herb fields and endemic cushion plant communities provide a unique backdrop to the awesome water masses of Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon with the might of the Western Arthur's looming in the background. Walking distance: 3.6km - | Walking time: approx 3 - 4hrs

Meals:  L,D

Today our trek takes us higher onto the mountain massif via tricky boulder fields and straight forward walking across the top plateau between Mt Anne and Mt Eliza. If weather permits today we drop our full packs at a junction and attempt the steep, challenging summit of Mt Anne (1425m) before descending down to Shelf Camp. Shelf Camp is up there with the best wilderness campsites in Tasmania – backed by grand cliffs and fronted by an unbeatable view over the majestic southern face of Mt Anne. Walking distance: 3.1km + Mt Anne side trip | Walking time: 3-4hrs + side trip

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is factored into the itinerary to allow us maximum chance of climbing some of the epic surrounding peaks in fine weather. We utilse the day to explore the area, including a summit of Mt Anne (if we didn't get to yesterday). We can either camp at the stunning Shelf Camp once more or make our way down to high camp for the night and enjoy our last South West Tasmanian sunset.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we break camp and begin our climb down from the plateau and back to the trailhead. The walk down rewards us with views of unparalleled beauty out over Lake Pedder and the Western Arthurs. As you make your way down off this challenging track you can reminisce over your incredible achievements of the last couple of days - climbing one of Tasmania's toughest and most stunning mountains Walking distance: 3.6km - 6.7km | Walking time: 3 - 6hrs

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • 3 nights camping
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National park fees
  • Tent & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

  • Travel to and from Hobart before and after the trip
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

Suitability

Moderate to Challenging

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This adventure involves trekking in remote areas for up to 8 to 10 hours a day, possibly more. The tracks may be long, rough and very steep. With remoteness comes potential to encounter variable weather conditions. You will need an excellent level of fitness, be prepared to carry a full pack weighing up to 20kgs and be completely comfortable in adverse weather conditions and remote locations where evacuation may be very difficult. Suggested preparation: We recommend one hour of strenuous exercise 4 times per week (this can be cycling, jogging or walking) interspersed with relatively demanding bushwalks carrying a full pack weight (up to 20kgs). At least once a week, you should walk with a weighted day pack (5–7kg) for several hours for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. The best exercise for our challenging treks is multi day bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents and in variable weather conditions.


Departure dates


Notes

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High Season
Note:
Due to damage caused by a severe bush fire season the area inside Southwest National Park will be closed for regeneration until further notice. We hope to be able to offer trips by November 2021.
NB:
A high season supplement applies from 1 December to 15 February, and for any trip that overlaps a public holiday.

Total Priceper person from

$1995AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Mount Anne Summit trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Tasmania’s south west is renowned for its wild, unpredictable weather. The trip runs between October and April when we have the best change for warmer temperatures, but you are likely to experience all sorts of weather while on the Mount Anne Summit trip. This region often experiences extreme and rapidly changing weather. You’ll likely to encounter wild winds, heavy rain and sunshine (often all in one single day). You will need to be prepared to walk in all weather conditions as winds, steady rain, and even snow in elevated areas, can occur at any time of year.

You will need to have an excellent level of fitness for the Mount Anne Summit. You will be carrying a full pack while trekking in remote areas for up to 8 to 10 hours a day. Previous multi day hiking experience is preferred, as is previous experience on a full pack trek. If you have any questions about your suitability please give us a call and speak with one of our staff members. We are more than happy to discuss additional information about what you can expect.

The Mount Anne Circuit is a challenging bushwalk with some long days, big packs and trying conditions. The terrain is rugged and remote. Tracks may be long, steep and rocky. This is a true wilderness walk.


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By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.