I was inspired to write this blog by an essay written by the late Adam Helman (here). A comment made in my blog on Australia's highest volcano (here) also gave me a push. Adam Helman's essay discussed the fact that it is quite possible to define the Seven Summits differently from the traditional Continue Reading
What is the highest volcano in Australia?
Introduction The identity of the Volcanic Seven Summits is well-known (see here). Of these, there is currently a recognition of Mount Giluwe as the highest volcano in Australasia. However for those who consider Australia (rather than Australasia) as the true continent, identification of Continue Reading
The Glass House Mountains, Queensland
The Glass House Mountains are a diminutive set of ancient intrusive volcanic plugs situated in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland around an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. They were named by Lieutenant James Cook during his epic voyage along Australia's east coast. The Glass Continue Reading
Having climbed the five highest peaks in Australia, our next objective was Mount Bogong. We left Kosciuszko National Park and returned to Wangaratta a few hours’ drive to the south west. Here we had to say goodbye to Dan who had to go back to work. The temperature was in the low 40Cs. We were Continue Reading
Australia’s Five Highest Summits
Australia is not known for its mountains, with one exception perhaps. The exception is Mount Kosciuszko which to some counts as part of the Seven Summits (the highest summit on each of the seven continents). I will not debate here whether or not it or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea Continue Reading