Tasmania's greatest mountain quest
There are other Abels that are far from celebrated, unknown even to most Tasmanians. Several are little more than lumps rising from the state's central plateau, and might barely warrant a glance were it not for their inclusion on the Abels list.
Mount Penny West (1,119m), on the shores of Arthurs Lake can be hiked in a few minutes – if you can find it through the blanket of scrub – while Sandbanks Tier (1,401m) looks like little more than a low, rocky ridge above the eastern shore of Great Lake. Climb to its summit, however, hopping from boulder to boulder the entire way, and you find that appearance is deceptive. Views at the summit extend across much of the state, from distant Mount Wellington in the south to the northerly Ben Lomond massif, topped by Legges Tor, Tasmania's second-highest peak at 1,572m. It is a view so full of Abels, it can only entice you further into Tasmania's greatest mountain quest.