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Cradle Mountain Overland Track Tasmania Expedition


In May 2006, five intrepid friends set out to tackle the world renowned Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair in Tasmania. We were from Perth, Western Australia and Queensland, both places with endless sunshine and nil snow. However some of the party had extensive trekking experience in cold weather, and we had spent months planning as best we could. Nothing could prepare us for the challenges that lay ahead. Please read on and enjoy these photos, but to get some sense of what it was like for us, sit in the freezer with the fan on, with your feet in a bucket of cold water while you click the mouse.


But before you do that, come with us for a brief tour of Tasmania as Jacob and Tim spent seven days touring waiting for the rest of the party to arrive.
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Flying over the mountains looks nice, especially covered in snow - but what would it be like to walk through?
Hobart from Mt Wellington - above the clouds
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Huon Valley
Many-tiered waterfall
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Bellreve Oval, Hobart. Poster is of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake where we will be in a week.
Boonie with teammate
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Port Arthur
Prime Minister addressing crowd at ten year memorial of the Port Arthur massacre
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Jacob checking out cell sizes from another part of the dark past of Port Arthur
Memorial candles for those shot ten years ago on a sunny Sunday afternoon in this place of peaceful calm and beauty with many dark stories
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Tranquility amongst the trees
The attractiveness of this place is hard to capture

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