Smithies Peak

The Smithies Peak, sometimes incorrectly called Smithies Towers, is a mountain in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. The mountain is situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Smithies Peak
Smithies Towers
Smithies Peak is located in Tasmania
Smithies Peak
Smithies Peak
Location in Tasmania
Highest point
Elevation1,527 m (5,010 ft) [1]
Prominence17 m (56 ft) [1]
Isolation0.32 km (0.20 mi) [1]
Listing9th highest mountain in Tasmania[1]
Coordinates41°40′48″S 145°57′00″E / 41.68000°S 145.95000°E / -41.68000; 145.95000Coordinates: 41°40′48″S 145°57′00″E / 41.68000°S 145.95000°E / -41.68000; 145.95000[2]
Geography
LocationCentral Highlands, Tasmania, Australia
Parent rangeCradle Cirque - Bluff Cirque
Geology
Age of rockJurassic
Mountain typeDolerite
Climbing
Normal routeWalk / hike via the Overland Track

At 1,527 metres (5,010 feet) above sea level, it is the ninth-highest mountain in Tasmania,[1] and is one of the summits of Cradle Mountain. The peak is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area and rises above the glacially formed Dove Lake (934 metres (3,064 ft)), Lake Wilks and Crater Lake.

Cradle Mountain has four named summits.[3] In order of height they are Cradle Mountain (1,545 metres (5,069 ft)); Smithies Peak; Weindorfers Tower (1,459 metres (4,787 ft)); and Little Horn (1,355 m (4,446 ft)).[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Smithies Tower, Australia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Smithies Peak (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  3. ^ a b "LISTmap (Cradle Mountain)". Department of Primary Industries and Water. Government of Tasmania. Retrieved 19 June 2007.
  4. ^ "LISTmap (Cradle Mountain minor peaks)". Department of Primary Industries and Water. Government of Tasmania. Retrieved 19 June 2007.

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