Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW

Federation Peak

Federation Peak (1224m) is located in the heart of the Eastern Arthurs Mountain Range within the South West National Park. Alongside its close cousin the Western Arthurs, the ascent is described as one of Australia's toughest bushwalking challenges. The first ascent of Federation Peak was completed by John Bechervaise in 1949 and to this day the extremely exposed and technical mountain offers hardened adventurers a stern test. Our 12 day itinerary is structured so that the maximum chance of summiting the mountain is allowed with contingency days factored in. Depending on the time of summiting the peak, there are ample opportunities to explore the surrounding high peaks.The Federation Peak ascent is open to people who have completed the Western Arthurs Traverse and/or Mt Anne Circuit and have had extensive unsupported full pack carrying bushwalking experience. A high level of fitness and technical introductory rock-climbing skills are required to join this expedition. Please contact our office staff to discuss your suitability.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer to Scotts Peak Dam - walk to Junction Creek
DAY 2 Trek along the Arthur Plains to Cracroft Crossing
DAY 3 Trek to Pass Creek
DAY 4 Climb Luckmans Leed - trek across Stuarts Saddle to Goon Moor
DAY 5 Advance from Goon Moor via Twaites Plateau to Hanging Lake (base camp)
DAY 6 Climb Federation
DAY 7 Climb Federation (Contingency Day can also be spent exploring surrounding peaks etc)
DAY 8 Contingency Day / Rest Day - spend this at either Hanging Lake or Twaites Plateau - Commence tracing back to Goon Moor
DAY 9 Descend from Goon Moor to Pass Creek
DAY 10 Pass Creek to Cracroft Crossing
DAY 11 Trek from Cracroft Crossing to Junction Creek
DAY 12 Finish at the Scotts Peak trail head and transfer to Hobart / Launceston, arriving at 5pm.

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Trip Code: FED
Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  01 March 2017
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