The Sentinel

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Friday, 15 February 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, 16 February 2019 - 5:00pm

The Sentinel may not be one of the highest peaks on the Main Range but it’s certainly one of the better looking ones. With its knife edge approach and steep climb to the summit, it is sure to get the adrenaline pumping.

We will depart the Coffee Grounds at ANU at 3pm on Friday and head for Guthega dam where we will park the car. We will walk uphill and mostly off track for 5 km to our campsite for the night.

On Day 2 we will climb up Mt Twynam, Australia’s 3rd highest mountain, and make our way to the Sentinel. After our successful summit, we will return to the car the same way we came with a possible detour to Blue Lake.

The trip:

This trip is suitable for fit beginners. The majority of the walk is off track and exposed. It will be steep and over rough terrain. There will be a scramble or two on our way to the summit.  

The route:

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The weather:

Hot…Cold… Windy…

The fine print

If you haven’t walked with me before please give me a brief description of your past bushwalking experience when signing up. Prior experience isn’t necessarily a pre requisite for this trip

If the weather looks bad, I will cancel the trip. The cancellation may happen as late as the morning of. Please keep this in mind when registering. Unfortunately, this is the nature of any trip to the high country. 

Pre trip and transport:

We will have a pre trip meeting on Thursday the 14th so we can go over the trip plan and organise gear. I will drive on the day

 

 

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear Store
Costs: 
$20 per person
Intended plan: 
As per description
Local knowledge: 
The trip leader has walked this route and climbed the Sentinel on numerous occasions
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