And, like all love affairs, it can be as intense as you desire.
Welcome to the Abel Mountains
This website is a companion to the two-volume set – The Abels volume I & II – showcasing the incredible mountains of Tasmania.
The aim of the Abel books is to make available access information for the general public, who may not know of easily accessible walking tracks to mountain summits, right through to those who desire the effort involved in seven-day self-contained walks.
Whether you wish to ascend a few Abels, lots of Abels, or all of them, is entirely personal preference. In the two Volumes on The Abels, the authors are there with you on every walk.
Explore the Galleries
Transport yourself to the wilds of Tasmania through the lens of some of Tasmania’s great photographers.
Tasmania’s Abels – named for Abel Tasman, the Dutch explorer who, in 1642, was the first European to sight Tasmania – are almost unknown.
The rules for inclusion on the list were definite. Mountains need to be higher than 1,100m above sea level and be separated from other mountains by a drop of at least 150m on all sides.