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Our Spirit's Tassie Challenge takes you on an arduous journey encompassing 7 days of hiking, kayaking and cycling through remote and pristine world heritage listed areas throughout Tasmania including the famous Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest lake).
Participants travel through 440km of the most remote and pristine terrain in Tasmania commencing at Cradle Mountain and finishing in Hobart. The purpose of this event is to give the individual participant the opportunity to visit remote and pristine world heritage listed areas, while being fully supported by “Our Spirit” professionals. Because of its remote and unforgiving nature, Tasmania is the ultimate arena in which to test individual and group psychological and physical boundaries.
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Cradle Mountain is the central feature of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of Tasmania's World Heritage area. It was named in 1826 by the explorer Joseph Fossey who decided it bore a remarkable similarity to a cradle. Cradle Mountain was first climbed by a European in 1831 when the explorer Henry Hellyer successfully reached the summit, however it is the famous Gustav Weindorfer who we owe homage to for his vision and persistence towards the preservation of Cradle Mountain as a world famous heritage park.
Gustav Weindorfer and his wife Kate were married at MountRoland in 1906 and subsequently made a farm at Kindred their home. In January 1910, with friend Ronnie Smith, Kate and Gustav climbed Cradle Mountain, making Kate the first white woman to achieve such a feat. Upon reaching the 1545 metre summit, Gustav is believed to have proclaimed “this must be a national park for the people for all time. It is magnificent and people must know about it and enjoy it”. In 1922, his vision became a reality when an area of 158,000 acres from Cradle Mountain to Lake St.Clair was declared a "Scenic Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary." Today the park covers an area of 124 942 ha which is characterised by a rugged, glaciated landscape with over 25 major peaks and a wide range of glacial formations - tarns, glacial lakes, moraine deposits, U-shaped valleys and waterfalls.
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