Tuesday, 18 December 2018

At the top of Tassie

'Mount Ossa is a mountain of the Pelion Range located in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. With an elevation of 1,617 metres (5,305 ft) above sea level, Mount Ossa is the highest peak in Tasmania.'

Well, thats what it says on a well known encyclopaedia web site.  What it does not say is just how wonderful the view is from the top.  Apparently you can see about 30% of Tasmania from the summit - and who am I to question such things.

We walked, scrambled and even climbed a little to get to the top of Mount Ossa.  Thankfully, we left our backpacks at the bottom of the hill, and only took a few essential supplied with us.  It was one of the best short (but steep!) walks I have done.

I really did feel as if you were in the middle of nowhere - which compared to my daily life I suppose I was.

I plan to go back.








Yes, the white stuff in the pictures is snow!

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

15 comments:

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Hope you have a good week!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

In the past we've been able to get to a few places that felt like the middle of nowhere and it is a great feeling. Your photos capture that well! I would go back if I were you for sure (do it while you still can!)

David Gascoigne said...

It is very spectacular, Stewart, and kudos to you and Hamish for tackling the climb and making it to the summit. But Tasmania has been on my mind for a different reason of late. I read of plans afoot to bulldoze the remaining habitat of Swift Parrot, for a golf course for God's sake, thereby pretty much assuring its extinction. I just signed a petition to try to stop this madness and I hope that all Australians are up in arms over it. It is sheer madness.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Breathtaking - in every sense of the word! YAM xx

Marcia said...

You were on top of your world.

italiafinlandia said...

Beautiful! I love mountains.
Have a great week!

Missy George said...

They wonderful experience. Amazing views I am sure! Looks a little rocky so probably difficult to traverse.. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Amazing views - what an adventure!

Lady Fi said...

So blue-tiful!

CountryMouse said...

Wow! What an amazing view from up there.

Anu said...

Hello Stewart. Beautiful views.

Klara said...

breathtaking landscape. is that snow?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


wow

Fun60 said...

Very impressive.

dee Nambiar said...

Wow!! What a treat!
That climb was worth it!