The Sentinel and Mt Tate

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Hard
Start date: 
Friday, 22 January 2021 - 2:30pm to Sunday, 24 January 2021 - 4:00pm

Registering for ths trip does not guarantee you a spot. I will notify everyone who has registered by Sunday (the 17th of Jan) to let you know if you are on the trip or not. 

If you sign up and cant attend, please cancel your registration immediately so someone else doesn't miss out.

Description:

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 2:30pm on Friday and head for Guthega dam where we will park the cars. We will walk uphill and mostly off track for 5 km to our stunning campsite for the night.

On Day 2 we will head to the Sentinel, catching a glimpse of the beautiful Blue Lake along the way. After our successful summit of the Sentinel we will head in the direction of Mt Tate, climbing Mt Twynam, Australia’s 3rd highest mountain on the way. Camp for night 2 will be on Tate East Ridge.

Day 3 will be a short but steep bush bash down to the cars.

The trip:

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

The weather:

Hot…Cold… Windy… Who knows...

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 or move it to a less exposed area of the park. The cancellation may happen as late as the morning of the walk. Please keep this in mind when registering. Unfortunately, this is the nature of any trip to the high country. 

Pre trip and transport:

There will be no pre trip meeting for this trip. The gear store will be open on Monday the 18th between 6-630pm to hire any gear necessary. Please let me know prior to the trip if you have any specific questions about the route or what gear to bring. 

I will drive.

COVID:

Please do not sign up or attend the trip if you are unwell or have visited a hotspot in the past 2 weeks. 

Costs: 
$25 per person for fuel
Intended plan: 
As per description
Local knowledge: 
The trip leader has walked this loop many times.
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