Mt Tennent Landslide Walk

Trip type: 
Start date: 
Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 7:45am to 5:30pm

*Ensure you are sure-footed and fit enough to handle continuous steep uphill walking before signing up. If it has been raining or likely to rain, I will cancel the trip as it can be very slippery and dangerous. 

*Please let me know if you are willing to drive a car because we will need another


Mt Tennent is a 1300m high mountain in Namadgi National Park. In early 2012 there was landslide on its slopes, leaving an imposing scar on the mountain.

The walk is a 10 km round trip ascending the landslide and then descending via the walking track. There is about 750 m vertical gain over 3 km on the way up with many sections averaging a 1:2 gradient. The walk up the landslide is mostly on smooth, rocky ground with areas of loose rock and dirt. The bush is reasonably thick for the first few hundred meters of the landslide so be prepared to get prickly. 

What to bring

Please bring the following:

- Sturdy walking shoes (runners or hiking boots)

- Warm jacket for the top

- Raincoat

- Hat

- Sunscreen

- At least 2L of water

- Food for lunch and snacks

- A backpack to carry everything in


Here's a picture of the landslide to spur your interest:

$5 for fuel
Intended plan: 
Follow trail leading up Mt Tennent for 300-400 m. Leave the trail at a clearing and head South for about 400 m into the main gully. Ascend mountain via landslide for 2.5 km and take the 6.5 km trail back to the visitor centre.
Departure and intended return times: 
Leaving ANU sport at 0845 and returning at 1735.
Local knowledge: 
I have walked the intended route multiple times.
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