When looking over the topographic maps for the southern parts of the Blue Mountains, especially the Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness area, a virgin navigator would be forgiven for never wanting to step foot in this part of the world, due to the array of fear inducing, high blood-pressure invoking place names.
After putting off tackling Mt Paralyser all my life, I found myself there twice last year. They were both such enjoyable trips (thanks Roysta for the first one and then I led this group from Sydney Bush Walkers club there a few months later), that I wonder why I put it off for so long.
Here’s a selection of my favourite gut-wrenching, fear inducing Kanangra-Boyd place names:
- Mt Paralyser
- Mt Strongleg
- Mt Despond
- Mt Great Groaner
- Mt Savage
- Mt Misery
- Mt Hopeless
- Sombre Dome
… I wonder if I can plan a route that will take in all of them in the one trip?
What are some place names that you visit which would put off the less fearless? Please share your suggestions in the comments below!