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PacificEdge | November 18, 2017

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The freedom of the hills: One fine weekend in winter, long ago

August 5, 2017 |

To journey into the mountains is experience the freedom of the hills. That is so even when winter’s snow carpets the ground in its bright, glare whiteness…Read More

To the summit, one last time

May 2, 2011 |

… Russ Grayson. Originally published 2002.

Early summer, 1980…

“Here, take hold of this”. Peter leans out and offers the end of a length of nylon climber’s tape to Robert. “Pass it to Keith”.

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Solitary, long ago

September 28, 2009 |

Story & photos: Russ Grayson

IT’S PERVERSE, REALLY. To walk  these mountains you start by descending rather than climbing.

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Less a town than a landscape

September 22, 2009 |

WATCH OUT for the sea eagle, he said… it perches on the old dead tree that sticks out from the cliff…

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Misadventure on the way to the Walls

July 20, 2004 |

Tasmania, some time in the 1970s.

CLAAAANG! Someone slams the car door and the party sets off into the early evening gloom of the rainforest. A short slope leads  from the forestry road to the Fish River.

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Just a minor incident

July 20, 2002 |

Tasmania, the late 1970s.

UP AND UP. Through a dark, wet forest of towering trees. Along a rough track that never saw the work of a maintenance gang. Squishing through muddy patches, slowing as we climb the steeper sections. All familiar stuff to mountain walkers.

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