Four Summits on the AAWT, March 2015

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I had notice that a number of summits sat on or near the Australian Alpine Walking Track.

In particular, Mt Speculation, Mt Despair, The Razor, and The Viking. Also nearby were Mt Cobbler and the un-named summit VK3/VE-103.

After talking with Allen VK3HRA we hatched a plan to visit these summits. This would require 4 nights camping. Initially I thought we would need to spend three nights away from the car but as it turned out the access to Camp Creek was easy four wheel drive leaving just the night out at Viking Saddle.

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This area is changeling country and one should not go unprepared. Wayne VK3WAM joined us at short notice and his “local” knowledge made navigating easier.

Having three operators on one summit can make things interesting, particular when chasing summit to summit contacts.

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This is a beautiful area of the Victorian Alps and I would recommend anyone who has the legs for to visit these summits.

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Lake Cobbler would make and excellent base camp for a number of day trips which would easily pick up, VE-103, Mt Cobbler, Mt Speculation, and Mt Despair.