Razor Viking wilderness area – 42.5km – Hard

Date(s) - 28 Dec 2012 until 31 Dec 2012


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Leader: Peter Smith-Allen Phone 0260271980                                                 

Day One: Overnight car camp at Lake Cobbler.  (If we get here early enough we may like to walk to the summit of Mt Cobbler.(Approx. 8km).  Day Two:  Leaving the cars at Lake Cobbler we will make our way up the Lake Cobbler track then the Speculation Rd. We will follow this past the locked gate then continue downhill to Catherin Saddle. Here we will top up our water and follow the Alpine walking track approx. 2km to a camp just behind Mt Despair. (This will be a dry camp. Approx. 18km) Day Three: We will leave our overnight packs at Mt Despair and continue on with day packs, following the ridge to the rugged rock formation of the Razor. From this we will walk to our next water point at Viking Saddle. We will then climb to the summit of the Viking that offers some spectacular views. Retracing our steps we will pick up our packs and make camp for the night at Mt Speculation. (There is a good water source just down from here Approx. 17km)  Day Four: We retrace our steps down the Speculation Rd then the Lake Cobbler Rd back to the cars (Approx. 13km)