Mt Gould - Steve Ford
Mt Gould - Steve Ford

Peak Baggers and The Abel Mountains

Peak Baggers
The first peak-baggers list consisted of only six peaks in 1965. In 1968 Tim Christie compiled a list of 200 peaks, published in The Tasmanian Tramp No.18.  Revisions were made by Geoff Morffew in 1983, 2000 and 2013. The most recent list was issued in 2017 and now totals 481 peaks and 900 points.
The peaks are grouped into areas and then listed in alphabetical order for convenience. Ranges have been included where the highest point has not yet been named. In each case the highest rock must be touched, regardless of spot heights provided on maps.
To each peak points between 1 and 10 have been given, according to notability (or notoriety), walking distance, walking elevation required, type of terrain and tracks, height of peak, and proximity to other peaks, which peak-baggers may count to their credit. Repeat ascents do not count.

To view or print the current Peak Baggers list:
Peak Baggers List 2017- xls
Peak Baggers List 2017 - pdf

To obtain an earlier version of the Peak Baggers list, email [email protected].

The Abel Mountains
Named for Abel Tasman, the first European to sight Tasmania in 1642, the concept of the Abels was conceived in the early 1990s. There are 158 Abel mountains, classified by height and prominence. They must be at least 1100m high and have a drop of at least 150m on all sides.