Here's Sleeping Beauty, the lovely collection of mountains we can see every time we drive to Hobart.
Today I stood on her nose. I originally wanted to climb up to Collins Bonnet from Mountain River, but descriptions of the very long and steep climb up a rocky fire trail put me off. So I set off from the Big Bend on Mount Wellington. It was a beautiful and varied walk, including icy fire trail, wet alpine rocky bits, rock hopping and scrambling, duckwalk and overgrown scrubby sections. I think it was about 16km all up and about a 700m climb - my mobile phone conked out so my Runkeeper tracking stopped a couple of kilometres early.
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