Mount Macpherson to Mount Begbie Traverse

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6 thoughts on “Mount Macpherson to Mount Begbie Traverse

  1. Does anyone have any information on this traverse?
    I am looking to do it this summer, I have hiked been up Mt Macpherson and Mt Begbie so scoped it out from a vantage point on each side and looked on google earth but seems like there might be a couple different options, to drop down into the valley and back up or try and stay high around the back.
    Any information would be hugely appreciated, cheers

    1. Hi Daniel

      I don’t have any specifics but i have scoped it as well from both vantages. The back road map atlas has a rough route in it if you haven’t seen that yet. When were you thinking of trying it?

    2. Daniel,
      Are you thinking of the traverse that goes over the summit of Tilley and on to Begbie? I have not done the full traverse but have been to the base of Tilley several times. As it so happens Craig and I are headed up there at the start of next week. Our goal is to establish and define the trail down to the south from the “saddle ” of McPherson and towards Tilley. If all goes well we will be in there for several days. This is on the route that stays well above and east of English Lake and will aim for the tarn at the base of Tilley.
      If you do get in there please post your findings.
      It is a very worthy area.

      1. Hi Doug, Did you end up establishing the trail from Macpherson over to Tilley last year? I’d love to see a map of where you were working. I’m keen on exploring this area this summer and doing a loop up the Begbie trail and around the North side of Macpherson.

  2. Yes we did. The trail heads south down from the saddle, across the bit of scree and traverses the steep ugly side hill in the trees. It is now well marked and mostly cleared. The trail then continues south mostly flat. English Lake is far below on your right. The markers end where you head out of the timber and back up into the alplands. From here you are on your own. Trend left to get to Tilley Lakes.
    Craig and I hope to get back in there before the season ends. I will report here if we do.

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