View west from Mt Tennent to Deadmans Hill, Booroomba Rocks, Blue Gum Hill

Saturday morning 13 July: Mt Tennent – L/E. Up and down for a little exercise. Leader: Ian W.

Further Information

Unfortunately the weather was not suitable for the advertised trip. I’m sure that Ian will reschedule it:

Saturday 13 July 2019: Tour de Granite: The Knoll Southeast of Orroral Hill, Namadgi National Park – M/R. From the Nursery Swamp Walking Track carpark, we’ll head off-track and ascend steeply 450 metres to an unnamed hill – Spot Height 1447 metres – one kilometre southeast of Orroral Hill. We’ll spend the morning walking and scrambling through the maze of granite boulders on the flatish top of the hill and have lunch at “The Temple of Doom” rocks. In the afternoon we’ll descend to the upper reaches of Nursery Creek which we’ll follow east to the Nursery Swamp track, then back to the start. While the total distance is only 10 kilometres, the terrain and scrub make this a difficult and challenging 7 to 8 hour walk. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Ian W.


Distance: 13.9km | Climb: 780m (contour difference) | Time: 7.40am – 11.35pm (3hrs 55mins), including 20 mins of breaks | Grading: L/E; M(11)


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Waypoint and Track Files

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Track Notes

This was Ian’s 169th ascent of Mt Tennent (he used it to train for his mountain running)!! Possibly my 12th. No wonder he was waiting for me at the top.

Crisp, clear air as I gasped towards the top. A mountain runner training passed us on his third lap and was planning to do the climb and down again all day. There was a lazy wind – it didn’t go round but blew directly through us. A very light dusting of snow where the sun hadn’t hit towards the top.

As usual, great views.

Mt Tennent Fire Tower with trig atop

View SW from Mt Tennent to snow dusted Brindabellas

Morning tea in the shelter of the building up there.

Easier going down. Several people on the hill.

Thanks Ian. Good exercise and home by lunchtime.

Track Map



2 walkers – Ian W (leader), me.