Here are some photos from our recent walk to Pelion West. We spent 3 nights at the Pelion Hut, coming in from the Arm River track. The first day was a total white out, we made it half way up before turning back, without acutally seeing the mountain due to the horrible weather. The second day was amazing, some very light, high cloud, and sunny still day.

Pelion West is also one of the toughest mountains climb, there is a decent walk along the overland from Pelion hut to the start of the mountain track. Followed by some scrub bashing uphill until the scrub open out to the base of the mountain. The mountain itself has a steep ascent up a slippery track until you reach the boulders. At that point you have to pick a path up and across the boulders, which is only vaguely marked, and even when it is, there are some big gaps to jump and climb.

If you do make it to the top on a clear day, Pelion West has some of the best views of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair Park, you can see Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff to the north, Mt Ossa, Pelion East, some of the DuCane range to the south, and far of to the south west you can see Frenchmans Cap.



Stew

amateur classical guitarist, very amateur photographer, professional geek