Abel Books

The Abel Volumes 1 & 2

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.

Tasmania is world famous for its magnificent mountains and the two Volume work – Volume 1 (which covers sections 1 to 5) and Volume 2 (which covers sections 6 to 10), is written specifically about Tasmania’s finest mountains, the Abels, which are all over 1100m high.

Information has been sourced from a wide range of experienced bushwalkers so that a sensitive and studied portrayal is presented for each Abel. An attempt has been made to capture the unique qualities of each Abel, its nomenclature, cultural history, the best way to climb them and the feeling and view from each summit.

A vast photographic collection and colour maps assist in locating and displaying our elevated masterpieces.

In addition, specialised essays are written on themes related to this alpine realm. They range from their geology, fungi, lichens, reptiles right through to their exploration and history.

Abels Volume 1

A comprehensive guide to mountains over 1100m high Volume 1 – 2nd Edition – Sections 1-5 (352 pages).

Published by Tasmanian Outdoors collection. Printed in Tasmania on vegetable inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC C031962).

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Abels Volume 2

A comprehensive guide to mountains over 1100m high Volume 2 – Sections 6-10 (212 pages).

Published by Tasmanian Outdoors collection. Printed in Tasmania on vegetable inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC C031962).

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Buy The Books

Soft cover versions of these popular books are now available at $39.95 each plus $18.00 post and pack (for one or both). For purchases please contact Bill Wilkinson by email: bill [at] theabelmountains.com.au or use our contact form by clicking the button below.

Update (22-Sept-2016): Volume 1 (2nd edition) is now at the printers and will be available for Christmas 2016.

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Mountain Quotes


OH, there’s nothing SO real, as I sit here, lost in your Mind. In exquisite detail, I look upon the infinite, and thank you, Creator of my mind. Words are useless now, as concepts vanish in Infinite Presence.
LOVE from Bill.

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
John Ruskin, 1819 – 1900.

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve. They are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
Anatoli Boukreev, 1958 - 1997

I asked the boy beneath the pines. He said, ‘The master’s gone alone Herb-picking somewhere on the mount, Cloud-hidden, whereabouts unknown.’
Chia Tao, 777 – 841.

The rocky summits, split and rent, Formed turret, dome, or battlement, Or seemed fantastically set With cupola or minaret.
Sir Walter Scott, 1771 – 1832.