Climb every mountain
Last updated: July 8th, 2013 by admin
Australian teenager Alyssa Azar, aged only 16, is currently in full-time training to become the youngest person ever to conquer Mount Everest. She’s already been to Everest base camp twice and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Perhaps surprisingly, Australia’s mountains tend to be relatively small, compared to those in other parts of the world, but like much of the country, they often have a unique beauty.
Mt Gower in NSW can only be climbed with the help of a licensed guide. This is partly to ensure that the mountain is protected and partly to ensure visitor safety, particularly on the section which is essentially a narrow trail with a sheer drop on one side.
Walshe’s Pyramid in QLD hosts an annual race, in which participants literally run to the top and back down again. It’s worth taking the time to go at a more sedate pace and enjoy the spectacular views.
Non-Australians may be very impressed if you tell them you’ve climbed Mt Kosciuszko in NSW as it’s Australia’s highest mountain. Australians are more likely to know that most of it can be climbed in the comfort of a chair life, making it the ideal mountain for those who want the views without the effort.
For those who prefer to minimize the effort needed to organize a trip to Australia, it helps to enlist the services of a professional NAATI translator.