Bushwalking Resume

A short list of just some of the many walks I’ve completed in recent times.

Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions or are after some info on any of these areas: mickbeckers@yahoo.com.au



New South Wales:

  • Light to Light, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Mt Kosciusko
  • The Pilot


Western Australia

  • Bibbulmun Track, 1000k, 36 days, June-July 2021

Northern Territory:

  • Larapinta Trail, 230km, 10.5 days.
  • Mt Zeil

South Australia:

  • Heysen Trail: Parachilna to Crystal Brook, 410km, 17 days, May – June 2022. I had an end to end in mind but I got bored of this trail pretty quick and didn’t fancy another 400km of hiking through paddocks and back country roads.


The State 8:

State Mountain Height (metres)


New South Wales Mount Kosciuszko 2228 Yep
Victoria Mount Bogong 1986 Yep
Australian Capital Territory Bimberi Peak 1913
Queensland Bartle Frere 1622 Yep
Tasmania Mount Ossa 1617
Northern Territory Mount Zeil 1531 Yep
South Australia Mount Woodroffe 1435  planned – on hold due to pandemic
Western Australia Mount Meharry 1253


  • Mt Aspiring (3,033 m), New Zealand, Jan 2005
  • Island Peak (6,189m), Nepal, Oct 2010
  • Lobuje East (6,119m), Nepal, Oct 2010
  • Pokalde (5,806m), Nepal, Oct 2010
  • Kala Patar (5,643m), Nepal, Oct 210
  • Gokyo Ri (5,357m), Nepal, Oct 2010
  • Mt Dixon (3,004 m), New Zealand, Nov 2016

The Bucket list:

  • Heysen Trail, South Australia, 1200 km, planned 2022 covid dependent
  • Conondale Range, Queensland, 56km
  • Scenic Rim Trail, Queensland, 110km
  • Continental Divide, USA, 3028 miles (4,873km)
  • Norge Pa Langs, Norway, 2500km
  • Kungsleden, Sweden, 440km
  • GR10, France, 866km
  • GR20, Corsica, 170km
  • Australian Alps Walking Track, 600km, Vic, NSW & ACT.


  1. Love your list, so extensive.
    I have done some NZ walks in 2015 but am planning one in February 2017.
    The Traverse Sabine.
    As the group are mainly very fit 60year olds that walk all the time I am in doubt of the direction we should attack the saddle from.
    Do we go UP THE STEEP……. safer in case you happen to trip BUT very very steep and slow
    or…… DOWN THE STEEP…….. where the possibility of rolling ankles on loose stones is fairly high.
    or if you fall down, you GO DOWN…!!!!

    Both are a problem… but I think of knees and backs etc.

    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks for listening
    Roxanne Dunn. Australia

    1. Hi Roxanne. The Travers-Sabine walk is fantastic. Sounds like you’re doing the circuit. I would start with Speargrass Hut heading up the Sabine valley to Sabine and West Sabine Huts. Approach Travers Saddle from the north up the long climb, over the saddle to Upper Travers Hut and complete the circuit. The climb up is long and hard, but much more demanding as a descent coming the other way. Hard on the knees and on scree sections. The descent towards Upper Travers Hut is also steep but not as long or severe. Hope this helps. Most of all enjoy your time out there. Mick

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