The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Mt Gillen in the morning

So, after 6 months in Alice Springs I’ve finally undertaken one of the many initiation rituals associated with moving to town. Climbing Mount Gillen.

Now Mt Gillen isn’t a mountain, more of a high point on the range that surrounds Alice Springs. The MacDonnell ranges run east and west from town in a great curving arc.



From the top you get a great view in all directions, and can also enjoy the different climate it experiences. The climate leads to slightly different ecosystems, such as moss that is alive and pine trees.




Categories: Alice Springs, Australia, Life and Daily Interest, Northern Territory

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2 replies

  1. Looks like a great place to hike–but I am sure it would be tough in the summer.

  2. Thanks for the comment. It is summer here, but it was a chilly 27 degrees today so very manageable.

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