Wild Pedder September 2017 Newsletter

G'day everyone!

Winter is behind us and the days are getting longer, but apparently not yet any warmer! Snow is plentiful in the southern states with Tasmania no exception. Cody and Lou recently ventured into the Southwest for the first time in a few months and the mountains were spectacularly coated in a fresh dump of snow!! It makes you wonder what is in store for the summer?..

Everything is all go in Tasmania in preparation for the 2017/18 season commencing in November. Bookings are coming in for the popular Easter and early 2018 dates, and a number of departures have already sold out!

In other news, Lou and Cody managed a jaunt up Mount Wellington for a wintry escape, and our good mate Andy is screening the premiere of his adventure Winter On The Blade with guest speaker Bob Brown! And of course, let us not forget about the Tasmanian Tiger!...

How Does Time Pass So Fast?!

Where has 2017 gone? It seems like only yesterday that Lou and Cody wound up the final tour in April, yet all of a sudden here we are deep in September!

There are only seven weeks until the season commences and bookings are looking great. Lou and Cody are elated to have fully-booked departures in December, January and again in March!!!

There are places still available for:

November 3 & 17

December 11 & 27

January 19

February 9 & 23

March 2 & 23 & 31 (Easter)

April 13 & 26

Remember we are open to your suggestions with other days within the calendar - feel free to get in touch anytime on +61456569092 or via email at hello@wildpedder.com.au.

Lou & Cody's Jaunt Up Mount Welli / kunanyi

Tired of the desk and longing for a spate of fresh air, the lads set out on a micro adventure in their hiking gear from their office space in the heart of Hobart to the top of Mount Wellington for a romantic evening in a mountain hut (Cody slept whilst Lou shooed local vermin).

Cody & Lou about to get 'lost'!

Over the two-day/30 km trip they posted to Facebook and Instagram live to share their favourite moments including a picnic lunch on Crocodile Rock, filling water bottles from a mountain stream, and waking to views of the Southwest peaks covered in snow!

Wellington on the way up as seen from the back of Knocklofty reserve. It only took thirty minutes to leave the urban sprawl behind for the rich nature on Wellington's flanks.

Mount Wellington is a favourite playground for Tasmanian's and visitors alike, including Charles Darwin who reached the 1271 metre summit and returned to Hobart all in one day way back in February 1836!

Lou descending from the pinnacle on the icey Zig-Zag track.

To see more on how Lou and Cody fared have a scroll through the Wild Pedder Facebook page at facebook.com/wildpedder.

Gazing northward from Mount Arthur up toward the Derwent and Jordan Valleys.

World Premiere - Winter On The Blade

In the depths of winter 2016 Andy Szollosi and an intrepid team hiked deep into Southwest Tasmania on one hell of an adventure: to climb Federation Peak via the extremely challenging route along Blade Ridge.

"It’s not the tallest mountain in the world, it’s not even the tallest in Australia, but fewer people get to the summit of Federation Peak these days than get to the summit of Mt Everest."

Feared and revered, Federation Peak was regarded by mountaineering legend Sir Edmund Hilary as "Australia's only true mountain"!

Andy and the team documented the entire adventure, and to kick start their world film festival tour they are premiering Winter On The Blade at the State Cinema in Hobart on Thursday, September 28 with guest speaker Bob Brown.

Get along if you can - it is sure to be a thriller! Otherwise, keep your eye out as we will post where you can see the film somewhere near you soon. Click here for tickets.

Tasmanian Tiger Spotted in the Southwest!

In case you missed it: a trio of old fellas named the Booth Richardson Tiger Team (BTTT) claim to have fresh footage of a Tasmanian tiger recorded within 50 kilometres of a town named Maydena!

Cody and a 1970's Thylacine Response Kit complete with plaster of Paris, measuring tape and identification imagery.

Conincidentally, Lou and Cody are assisting the Parks & Wildlife Service with a Green Guardians project which requires having an infrared/motion sensing camera in the approximate vicinity of where the BTTT claim to have spotted their Tiger. The intention of the Green Guardians project is to identify and record the unique fauna of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and there certainly is something unique about Tasmanian Tigers.

Fingers crossed that this coming season we might see something stripey dash across our screen. Until then we are certainly happy with a short beaked echidna!

A shot from our Green Guardians project from last season. "Is that a Tasmanian Tiger?"

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