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Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:08 pm
@SBS - for sure (tho I must admit a Franks & Eldons revisit is higher on the to-do list). I was thinking in via rafters route to the Denison, then up Humboldt & go opposite direction (ie. head north). Different perspective
That's sensible Stu. I'm thinking KW Range, raft to below Humboldt and just head up that end with a DP side trip
not so sensible haha. Daywalk Yop Yop from the river
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 11:57 am
... Chris Cosgrove from SUBW has some of the history in his article in Press on Regardless - http://www.subw.org.au/archives/POR/Thrash.html
He does state this "Reg and Olegas were thought at the time to be the first to bash this ridge, but I have heard of an earlier visit in the late fifties but all details are lost in the mists of time", so that may be the MUMC party?...
Updated link: https://www.subw.org.au/archives/press- ... al-thrash/
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 1:59 pm
I have been scanning the Launceston Walking Club's Skyline Magazines while we have been spending more time at home, and thought that this article from Skyline No. 2 (Published June 1951) was worth adding to this thread. It is a trip report of an exploration of the Prince of Wales Range by Chris Binks and Dave Pinkard in January 1951.
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Thu 09 Jul, 2020 1:19 pm
Chris Binks allowed me to copy the map that he used for his many trips in the south west in the late 1940/50's, and here is the section with marked up dates and details from the January 1952 trip along the Prince of Wales Range.
Sat 11 Jul, 2020 12:55 pm
That's beautiful. Love the misspelling of Lightning Plains. Unless they really did mean Lightening - maybe there was a lot of dark cloud around that didn't clear until they reached that area?
Also fascinating seeing the name changes. Mt Hardy on that map is our Mt Alma. Presumably the "Highest Peak East" near Frenchmans is Philps.
Sat 18 Jul, 2020 10:44 pm
Continuing my scanning project of the Launceston Walking Club's Skyline Magazines, in edition No. 10 there is an article by Keith Lancaster of a traverse of the Prince of Wales Range in December 1958/January 1959. It is interesting to note that there is no mention of Diamond Peak, just reference to it as part of the three "Southern Needles." They walked over the King Willam's, POW's, Hamilton Ra. ending up at Lake Pedder.
Sat 18 Jul, 2020 10:49 pm
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Sat 18 Jul, 2020 10:55 pm
I have arranged these two photos of Southern Needles (Keith Lancaster) and Diamond Peak (stepbystep) taken 55 years apart for comparison.
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 7:14 pm
great reading in this thread, some epic trips! getting sick drinking out of yabby holes doesn't sound super appealing i must say. packrafting the denison though sounds awesome.
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