Monday, November 17, 2014

The Great Dividing Range Hike and Fly along the East Coast of Australia by Foot and Paraglider

I'm in waiting to see who gets the Wild Card Position in the Redbull X Alp's 2015. 
As to not to rest on my morals from my previous training resigm, I am intending to push my physical and mental limits by Hike and Flying the Great Dividing Range from South to North along the eastern side of Australia.

The Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, is Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world.

The highest Peak on the Range is Mt Kosciusxko at 2228m and gets influenced by an Easterly Seabreeze and cooks in the afternoon sun on its west side.

The ranges landscape has plenty of diversity in Flora and Fauna with Gum (Eucalyptus) trees in the snow line to the valley floors.

The weather is volatile with hot westerly sun in the afternoons and fast moving low seabreezes cancelling out thermals in the afternoons.

The snowline is low as the mountains are not very high in comparison with the European Alps but is a wild Australian Outback Bushland

The landscape goes from rainforest cliffs up in Queensland down to Snow covered peaks in the south and a lot of country in between.

I'm looking forward to this Adventure Hike and Fly so keep an eye on this Blog as I will be keeping you all up to date with when and with who and in what style I will be attempting this 1900Km + Australian Hike and Fly journey along the Great Australian Dividing Range.

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