a different side of flinders peak

Iโ€™ll always have fond memories of Flinders Peak in that it was my first tough mountain that I tackled by myself on my nature/fitness journey. Iโ€™ve got this week off work so I did a solo trip up mid-morning yesterday. I thought Iโ€™d check out the southern side of the mountain and discovered some great views south and back towards the peak that I hadnโ€™t seen before. Refreshing.

 

flinder’s peak take two

I took my mate Mike up to Flinder’s Peak this morning to kick-start 2017. Even though we began the ascent before 7am it was still really hot by the time we reached the top and we were lucky to make a quick descent before it got crazy hot. We both carried about 2.5 litres of water which was just enough for the temperature which reached about 36 degrees Celsius.

It was great to have some company (I usually hike alone) and I hope I have piqued his interest in climbing some more mountains (perhaps when it cools down a bit).