This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Hobart by your guides as per the time arranged at your pre-departure briefing. We transfer to the south west of Tasmania by private minibus with a morning tea break along the way. The drive to the Mount Anne Circuit Trailhead takes approximately 3 hours. We begin the steep ascent onto the spur leading us up to High Camp Hut beneath Mt Eliza and its associated plateau.
The views gained on this ascent are spectacular and give us a taste of what is to come once trekking amongst the heights of Mt Anne, Mt Sarah Jane and Mt Lot. The alpine herb fields and endemic cushion plant communities provide a unique backdrop to the awesome water masses of Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon with the might of the Western Arthur's looming in the background.
Walking distance: 3.6km | Walking time: approx 3-4hrs
Today our trek takes us higher onto the mountain massif via tricky boulder fields and straight forward walking across the top plateau between Mt Anne and Mt Eliza. We drop our full packs at a junction and attempt the steep, challenging summit of Mt Anne (1425m) before descending down to Shelf Camp. Shelf Camp is up there with the best wilderness campsites in Tasmania – backed by grand cliffs and fronted by an unbeatable view over the majestic southern face of Mt Anne.
Walking distance: 3.1km + Mt Anne side trip | Walking time: 3-4hrs + side trip
Today is factored into the itinerary to allow us maximum chance of climbing some of the epic surrounding peaks in fine weather. We utilse the day to explore the area, including a summit of Mt Anne (if we didn't get to yesterday). We camp at Shelf Camp or continue to the Judds Charm Campsite. If the weather permits us to continue to Judds Charm we will have extra time tomorrow for an optional summit of Lots Wife (1089m).
Today's trek starts off in a spectacular fashion with the negotiating of the Notch. The approach to the Notch is along a razor sharp ridge, with the half way stop providing awe-inspiring views of Lake Judd, The Western Arthur's, Federation Peak and even as far as Precipitous Bluff. We sidle along the north face of Mt Lot (1156m), summit the mountain and then begin the slow and exposed climb down along Lightning Ridge to our campsite for the night.
Walking distance: 3.9km | Walking time: 8hrs +
This is a long day's walk when influenced by wet weather conditions. The Anne River plains can provide us with some interesting sedge plant soil adventures and the track off the Sarah Jane plateau is dominated by heavy scrub. We cross the Anne River and arrive at Red Tape Creek. Here we are met by our minibus and transferred to Hobart, aiming to drop you at your accommodation in the late afternoon/early evening. Tonight your group may plan to meet for dinner at one of Hobart's many fine eateries to celebrate your unforgettable bushwalking experience of the last 5 days.
Walking distance: 12km | Walking time: 8hrs