Mt Ainslie from the north

Monday 12 January 2015 – Mount Ainslie – S/E. This evening walk will follow the Centenary Trail around the northern and eastern sides of the mountain, before heading to the summit and down the hill back to the cars. Meet at 6:30 pm behind the War Memorial in Treloar Crescent. About 7 km – should finish in daylight but please bring a torch. No need to book. Map: Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve Leader: Nathan H. Transport: drive yourself but let me know if you need a lift.

16 of us met.


Distance: 9.4km | Climb: 435m | Time: 6.05pm-8.30pm (2hrs 25mins), with 5 mins of meeting | Grading: M/E-M; E(7)

Track Map




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Track Notes

I arrived a little early and wandered up the track towards Mt Ainslie to find and log geocache GCHMNE Forgotten heroes. Returned to the bottom to join the crowd milling in the car park. A popular leader and walk.

There was half of Canberra on the hill and Nathan wisely chose that we’d skirt along the flanks via the North around to the East side before following the Canberra Centenary Trail up to the top. Great conversation with old and new friends.

I was just about to photograph the sunset from the top when my phone went blank. No power.

But I had some caches in my GPSr and on the way down Nathan allowed Mark and me to skip on ahead and off-track to find and log GC1X93T Just for the Views #4 and GCZ77M Fallen.

A pleasant stroll. Thanks Nathan and all.


16 walkers – 6 others + Mark B, Cynthia Br, Margaret C, Gavin F, Nathan H (leader), Diana K, Bob L, Pam M, Nerolie P, me.