Day 7 - Promontory Lake to Lucifer Ridge
|Sunrise on Carina Peak at Promontory Lake|
|Kylie and Millie on The Phoenix|
The first peak on Centaurus Ridge is the highest so, again shrouded by cloud, a short deviation, selfie and PLB message ensued.
|The slightly lower first summit of West Portal taken from the true summit.|
The summit route sidles the first peak then descends to avoid the cliffs on the left of this picture.
|West Portal selfie|
|Easter Arthur Range from West Portal|
|Eastern Arthurs from Lucifer Ridge|
Day 8 - Lucifer Ridge to Pass Creek
During the night we were 'treated' to a classic south-west Tasmania lashing. Torrential rain accompanied howling gales as Hughie tried vainly to blow us off the ridge. Had we been ensconced at Lake Rosanne we would not have 'enjoyed' the full benefits of that night-long buffeting. In the morning water was everywhere. Barely metres below the ridge crest countless rivulets were tumbling noisily toward unseen valleys far below. The irony of last night's water collection exercise was amusing.
As predicted the dense forest was indeed slow going. It would have been a tangled, torch-lit affair had we continued the night before. We were happy with our choice.