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When Worlds Collide

Published February 14th, 2013

I've been to the remote Western Arthurs Range in south west Tasmania three times over the past 18 months. The first of these trips was in mid-winter. According to the log book at the beginning of the walk, no-one else had been on the range for the previous month. There is a five hour walk (four in summer, due to less mud) to the base of the range and then another couple of hours up a steep moraine to the top. Many walkers then spend the next week walking the twenty or so kilometres to the other end of the rugged range. I prefer to spend most of my time on the western end of the range, making a base camp and then exploring the intricate details of the terrain. There are so many dramatic peaks, alpine meadows and glacial lakes that I never get tired of returning. I feel quite at home there.

This photograph was taken close to Mt Hayes. It encapsulates the mythical qualities of the landscape that are so apparent as I spend time alone in these remote regions.

When Worlds Collide

This is one in a series of mirrored images of wilderness locations in the wilds of Tasmania.

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