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The view from Mt Gingera. Images of Canberra

By johnboy - 21 July 2012 7

mt gingera view

Demosthenes has sent in this picture with the following note:

Taken on a walk from Corin Dam up to Gingera via Stockyard Spur / Pryor’s Hut the weekend before last.

More pictures from the walk are available.

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The view from Mt Gingera. Images of Canberra
mcleodwealth 8:38 pm 09 Aug 12

Yeah I just found out – it’s an amateur and not a UHF repeater.. oh well..

What does the government have to do with the repeater?

Well if I run in to trouble, should I try Channel 5 emergency channel? Or even if I was running late it would be nice to lets Parks know to save un-necessary worry or effort.

Planned itinerary is Corin Dam carpark around 8:30 to Gingera and back via Pryor’s hut…

Will have an EPIRB just in case too..

Hopefully I will need neither of course.

KB1971 9:40 am 09 Aug 12

mcleodwealth said :

I’m going up this weekend…. Anyone who can meet me at the top may qualify for free financial advice 😉

Weather is looking favourable. I now have a UHF radio on order too (hopefully arriving tomorrow), hoping to use the Ginini repeater in case of problems. Going to make the most of the last few days of winter before the summer fire storms start up again 🙂

Channel 7? It has has been shut doe for near 10 years. You can blame the current Government (& former CM) for this.

That repeater was one of the best safety nets in the nrothern Snowies as it covered Canberra, Shannons Flat, Adamninaby, Kiandra, Cabramurra & everywhere inbetween.

mcleodwealth 9:10 am 09 Aug 12

I’m going up this weekend…. Anyone who can meet me at the top may qualify for free financial advice 😉 Weather is looking favourable. I now have a UHF radio on order too (hopefully arriving tomorrow), hoping to use the Ginini repeater in case of problems. Going to make the most of the last few days of winter before the summer fire storms start up again 🙂

LSWCHP 12:20 pm 22 Jul 12

Sweet! I’ve been meaning to go there for ages, and I’ve decided that this year it really is going to happen.

Camels Hump in the Tidbinbilla reserve first, though.

Jivrashia 8:23 pm 21 Jul 12

cynical_rendering said :

What are your thoughts on the new track/firebreak?

Demosthenes’ trekking buddy on the day here (Sun 15 July 2012, 8:00am~3:30pm).
The Yeti in baggy shorts captured in one of Demosthenes’ pic is me. 😉

The almost developed track makes a whole lot of difference to the climb.
Please refer to this elevation profile that I’ve prepared earlier.

As can be see in the linked picture the start is a climb of 550m for 1.8km. Average of 17 degrees angle doesn’t seem much but it strains the ankles and hamstring after a few minutes of climbing.

Many of the most dangerous slopes have been laid out with steps made of sturdy wood (with iron pipes staked into the ground) and rock slates enforced with cement, so this has made the going easier and safer. Overall it has improved much, but there are still some challenging, though not dangerous, slopes left on the track.

There are some points I’m concerned about, which is the made paths that are supported by live trees. Tree fall is a natural occurrence, and there was one big tree that had fallen right next to the track, so I’m fearful that at some point some of these supporting trees might give way. Praying that it doesn’t during the time someone walks past it.

Overall, it’s a great track. But it isn’t for people who are unwary of the initial steep climb.

cynical_rendering 3:56 pm 21 Jul 12

What are your thoughts on the new track/firebreak?

dungfungus 3:15 pm 21 Jul 12

Fantasic!
Are those Yeti footprints in the snow? (slide show)

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