Woden from Mt Taylor

Monday 5 January: Mount Taylor Triple – M/E. The plan for this walk is to go to the summit of Mount Taylor three times via three different routes, taking in the fabulous views of Canberra, Tuggeranong, and the Brindabellas. The descents will be via another three routes. Meeting time is 6:00 pm at Sulwood Drive, opposite Mannheim Street, Kambah. All up, the walk’s about 8km with around 500 metres of climbing. Should finish by civilian twilight at 8:51 (sunset is at 8:22) but please bring a torch. No need to book. Map: Mount Taylor Nature Reserve www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/390593/cnpmapmttaylor.pdf Leader: Nathan H. Transport: drive yourself but let me know if you need a lift.

5 of us met at the appointed time and place under stormy skies.


Distance: 8.0km | Climb: 545m | Time: 6.05pm-8.40pm (2hrs 35mins) | Grading: M/E; E(7)

Track Maps




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Track Notes

We gathered in the threatening weather. Nathan took our views and we decided to go. A torrential downpour as we set off and then it eased. By the time we were making our first ascent we were wetter from sweating inside our coats than from the showers.

As the track profile clearly shows, 3 ascents and descents. Great views and cloud formations. A full moon as we finished.

Carpe diem. Thanks Nathan.


5 walkers – Gavin F, Nathan H (leader), Barry K, Quentin M, me.

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