Exploratory descent of Montezuma Falls and upper Avon Creek

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Exploratory descent of Montezuma Falls and upper Avon Creek

Postby FatCanyoner » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 11:03 am

A friend of mine was down in Tassie recently, and on their last day they decided to explore the upper part of Avon Creek before abseiling down Montezuma Falls, which at 104m is apparently the tallest waterfall in Tasmania.

Their trip report is well worth a read and includes some pretty spectacular photos: https://fatcanyoners.org/2019/02/20/montezuma-falls/

They didn't find any signs of a track to the top of the falls, or any evidence that others had explored the canyon or abseiled the falls. I'm curious if anyone knows of this trip having been done previously or if they really can claim a first descent.
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Re: Exploratory descent of Montezuma Falls and upper Avon Cr

Postby ofuros » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 1:00 pm

Enjoyable read & pics....
I have a sudden urge to hang off a piece of rope under the sprinkler. :wink:
Or get serious & take a abseiling course.
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Exploratory descent of Montezuma Falls and upper Avon Cr

Postby Thylaseen » Fri 22 Feb, 2019 9:06 pm

Looks like a great trip.

A beautiful area!
It's out there
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Re: Exploratory descent of Montezuma Falls and upper Avon Cr

Postby danman » Tue 12 Mar, 2019 10:05 am

Holy moly! That sounds like a terrible idea but well done

I'm getting the heebie jeebies just looking at the pics
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