Trip Details

Mt Gudgenby weekend (Namadji National Park ACT)

Date:01/04/2016 - 03/04/2016
Leader:Christian Wilson
Email:christian [this one is meant to be a dot] wilson [replace this stuff with the at symbol] sydney [this one is meant to be a dot] edu [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Mt Gudgenby weekend (Namadji National Park ACT)
On the weekend of April 2-3, 2016 I'm planning a trip to hike up Mt Gudgenby (1700m) in the ACT. The hike in starts off on formed 4WD tracks but then get to a vague route which is marked to a saddle. Then the last part is off track but straight up to the peak. I’ve been before to the saddle, but not the last part. It should be OK as a day walk but we need an early start. So we will drive down on Friday night , camp at the trail head or nearby in a car camp area, in the Namadagi National Park.

A good guide to the walk is here:

On Saturday we can climb. If you don’t mind a very late night we can go back to Sydney afterwards or camp one more night and go home on Sunday.
Please note! It will be late (around midnight) when we arrive and you will get home very late if we return on the Saturday night.
This is for experienced walkers only. If you are unsure of your skill level let me know, you just need to be fit (and a bit crazy might help) as it's quite a long walk in and out (17km return) , and there will be off track navigation in some fairly rough bush. The reward is a lovely alpine peak with a rocky summit and hopefully lots of views. If the weather is unsuitable for a summit bid on Gudgenby , I know of some other good walks in Namadgi that we can do that will make the trip worthwhile anyway!
I can fit 3 other people in my car with a pack each. Share petrol costs. After that we need another car to take more people.
It's a really beautiful area with lots to offer, and it always seems much less visited than it's proximity to Canberra would suggest.
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