One man and a backpack, alone in the mountains. Why not, right?

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Arrival in the Mountains – 12-May-2014

Having talked it up so very much before leaving Adelaide, I find the reality upon arrival in the mountains very different to what I’d planned.

Why do it?

Many people now have asked me why on earth I’d want to go down a mountain in the middle of winter and spend half of every fortnight in the freezing cold, howling winds and rain to sleep on the ground in an open shelter – bugs crawling all over me – for months on end. […]