Mount Woodroffe (Ngarutjaranya)
Summited May 18, 2013
Not a difficult climb. Lots of spinifex. Permit required to enter APY Lands, not usually granted. Went with tour company that goes in once a year with permit, SE IT Tours, with blessing of local Aboriginal Leaders.
Point Bonney (Mount Bonney)
Summited Sep 15, 2012
A bushfire in January 2012 cleared the landscape allowing us to hike up to the summit (previous hikes nearby in similar vegetation was so dense to be moving at 1km/h). Hiked up southern edge of valley to ridge, then north along ridge to Point Bonney, which is marked by a stone cairn with a good condition ABW logbook. Continued along ridge to Tumburru Peak.
Summited Sep 15, 2012
A bushfire in January 2012 cleared the landscape allowing us to hike up to the summit (previous hikes nearby in similar vegetation was so dense to be moving at 1km/h). Approached along ridge from Point Bonney. Descended steeply and via deep gorge with waterholes.
Summited Sep 14, 2012
A bushfire in January 2012 cleared the landscape allowing us to hike up to the summit (previous hikes nearby in similar vegetation was so dense to be moving at 1km/h). Old radio mast at summit, which can be seen from the bottom.
Summited Jul 9, 2012
Climbed via long western spur - easiest route and the one recommended by Parks NT. Had permission from the Ranger at West MacDonnell National Park (who provided a much valuable 1:50 000 special topo map) and Glen Helen Station.
Followed long western spur, following ridgetop as it was clearer of rocks and vegetation.
Summited Mar 15, 2012
3h15m up, from Mountain Creek Picnic Area up Staircase Spur via Bivouac Hut.
Summited Mar 11, 2012
From locked gate at end of Pocket Saddle Road (dirt road), 34.5km from main highway. Follow Murray Gap Fire Trail to Oldfields Hut, then to Murray Gap. From here follow ridgeline and stone-cairn marked trail to summit (the key is to stay on the track.)
Summited Aug 27, 2011
After reading a Sydney Morning Herald article, which confirms that the trail ends at Mt Sonder South and not the true summit only due to safety reasons, we climbed the true summit. We used the track notes from Petter E. Bjorstad.
It was tough to climb down from the false summit, having crossed the saddle the actual climb to the real summit was easy enough.
Sydney Morning Herald article: http://www.smh.com.au/news/northern-territory/its-a-tall-story/2005/10/19/1129401309513.html
Petter E. Bjorstad's track notes: http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/1000mtn/sonder.html
Summited Aug 27, 2011
Three days hike in from Ormiston Gorge carpark. Fortunate that there had been plenty of rainfall over recent months and there was water easily available from the creek.
Mount Aleck (Urdlu-warlpunha)
Summited Jul 16, 2011
Second attempt, tried in 2009. Walked in Friday afternoon, camped high up at 645m elevation. Ascended main ridge first thing Saturday morning, reaching summit by 10.20am, returning to car same day. Glorious campsite.
Summited Apr 8, 2011
Followed ridgetops from road up to summit. Hike up stuck to steeper southern side to stay in shade, on way down went took a route which was too easterly, had to backtrack a little. Logbook in cairn at top, no entries for 2010, none yet for 2011 (there were pens in the box).
Summited Apr 7, 2011
Climbed during 7 day hike from creek north-west of peak. Followed creek to saddle, then zigzagged and spiralled up bell top rock to summit. Logbook at top only recorded 3 entries, all from 2005/06.
Summited Apr 3, 2011
Climbed from the northern side, could not see the summit due to false summit. Upon reaching the false summit, could see not one but two possible summits before us (only 2 possible summits were shown on the 1:250,000 scale map, not 3). Summit not visibly from north, clearly visible from south. GPX file shows climb from Twelve Springs in the north to Terrapinna Springs in the south west. Easiest was to climb would be from Terrapinna Springs or nearby Moolawatana to Lyndhurst track.
Stone cairn now collapsed, logbook presumably buried under fallen stones.
Summited Apr 2, 2011
Mt Hopeless only rises about 45m above the surround plains, it's not so much a climb, but an symbollic ending place to hike the Flinders Ranges. It can be accessed from the Strzelecki Track, we flew in by heli from Arkaroola to commence a seven day walk south back to Arkaroola.
Logbook reported as present in at least 2001, but stone cairn which used to be taller than a man in the 60s has now collapsed, logbook presumably buried under fallen stones.
Mt Sonder South
Summited Aug 7, 2010
All the Larapinta Trail literature and signage suggests you climb to the summit, when you do not. The cairn, marking the alleged summit, even states it is Mt Sonder summit, 1380m above sea level. You can't miss the Mt Sonder proper summit, laying immediately in front of you, across a small gully some 500m or so to the north east. The false summit is about 30 metres lower than the proper summit. Walking to the proper summit from the cairn would probably be about 2 hours return and would be a difficult climb.
Summited Jun 18, 2010
Drive to base of mountain from Great Northern Highway, refer to mud map below. Hike ascent 380m following rough 4WD track. There may be legality issues about using Packsaddle Road and the track near the railway line.
Summited May 11, 2010
Easy well made path, allow 3-4 hours. Path starts from carpark, heads up to saddle then gentle climb around back to summit
Summited Apr 12, 2010
Followed a spur to ridge, then followed ridgeline to peak. Gradient ok, but vegetation dense near and on ridgeline. Reportedly there is an old vehicle track along the ridgetop coming up from the southside, but we did not see any sign of it. Old steel frame probably dating from the 1960s at peak, used to mount telescope. Cairn and logbook at summit.
Summited Aug 9, 2009
An excellent circuit hike from the Push the Bush hiking guide (www.heysentrail.asn.au/shop/index.php?productID=119)
Mount Hack (Yarnngarri Arraindanha Vambata)
Summited Jul 10, 2009
Started out from 4WD campsite on Warrareena station, the campsite is on the south western boundary.
Summited Jul 9, 2009
Patawarta Hill (Vathiwarta)
Summited Apr 25, 2009
Its true, got a bit lost on the way down. Really enjoyed the start of the descent though.
Summited Apr 11, 2009
Summited Dec 30, 2008
Beautiful views of Wineglass Bay. 3 day circuit of Freycinent Peninsula.
Summited Dec 27, 2008
Summited Dec 20, 2008
Summited Oct 4, 2008
Easy walk, just follow the road up (the road is closed to traffic)
St Mary Peak (Ngarri Mudlanha)
Summited Aug 12, 2008
Hiked up again whilst spending a week on the Heysen Trail, hiking from Red Range to the end of the trail at Parahilna Gorge. Completed the 1200km Heysen Trail with this week walk. Spent the previous night before going up St Mary Peak at Cooinda Camp, then carried our packs up to Tanderra Saddle, dropping them, and continuing to the summit. Hiking with Graham.
Summited Jun 7, 2008