Easterly Winter Swells

It’s not uncommon to get an Easterly swell system in the Tasman during ‘winter’, despite the prevailing swell supply coming from the Southern Ocean. This one was different. The low was positioned off Northern NZ for several days yielding to consistent 3-4 foot swell filtering into the Mid-North Coast for the past week.

Mount Anne

Near on a month ago I managed to scale a peak by the name of Mount Anne, located in Tasmania's South West National Park. An overnight camp ensured it was no straight up and down affair. Seven hour hike in and long-winding decent on the way out - all with 15kg packs on backs.

The peak tops out at 1423m ASL with a very treacherous pillar climb in the last 50m ascent.

The above image was shot from 'shelf camp' an overnight spot that gives you direct peak views of Mount Anne as well as the densely forested valley's below.

 

Mount Ann March 2018 6.jpg

Light Filled

When the sun broke the shadows it was ready to burn

Arrived to find the sun shaking itself the cloud and bathing the cliffs in warm hues of yellow. Fine day on the cards with perhaps a top of 26C.

Cockatoos enjoyed the view.

Temperature: 18.7C

Wind: West Sou-Westerly at ~15km/h

Humidity 81%