153-Peak Bagging: the what and why

Show notes

Peak bagging is the practice of climbing to the summit of a hill or mountain in an attempt to collect peaks in a particular region. I must admit that from my perspective the whole concept is just plain strange. My view on hiking is that I will follow the designated trail and if the trail goes over a summit, I will follow it but if it doesn’t, then there needs to be a really good reason to head up hill. In this podcast episode we look at the concept of peak bagging and discuss some Australian options for those of you who are into peak bagging.

Podcast overview

In this episode we take a more indepth look at peak bagging:

Why?

  • Fitness
  • It’s on the trail
  • The view
  • Photographic opportunities
  • A goal
  • List ticking

Australian options

  • Do the Aussie 10, Australia’s 10 highest Mountains. It’s actually easier than you think!
  • Do the tallest peaks in each Australian state and territory
  • Do the highest peaks in your local area
  • Do all the peaks along the trail you’re on e.g. all peaks along the The Overland Track

Tim and Gill’s final thoughts

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