"The Sentinel" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Tasmania Favorite Tip by iandsmith
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Favorite thing: Coming over a crest and seeing The Sentinel, a craggy mountain range right by the road, is one of the more spectacular sights in Tasmania, Australia even. I first saw it in 2008 and was entranced.
Fondest memory: I returned in 2009 and one of the things I wanted to do was climb the Sentinel. At 963 metres it's no Everest but then again I'm no letter day Edmund Hilary and I was 62 years old.
You have to cross Wedge River first but that's fairly easy as there's a few logs and it's not that deep anyway.
Immediately you come across a bog for about 50 metres and then have to sign the register book. After that you start to climb slowly and might even see a black snake like I did before you reach the base of the cliffs and then it starts to get serious. At times you have to use your hands to scramble up the steeper parts but, at the hour and a half mark, you should have reached the top and had a look around.
Some of the views are spectacular and there's a sense of achievement but it was a little hazy the day I was there as it often is.
Still, I have boasting rights, how many other VTers have been up there?
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