Muellers Peak

Travis Easton

Boronia, Australia

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I visited Lake Albina in September 2004 and stayed for two nights after a memorable day of skiing to get there. If you look carefully you can see my ski trails from my earlier descent from Mt Alice Rawson. Muellers Peak is actually the further peak from this vantage point.

The Peak is named after Dr (later Baron) Ferdinand von Mueller who was appointed by Govorner Charles LaTrobe (Govorner of the Port Phillip district, i.e. Melbourne which at that time was part of NSW) in 1853 as govornment botanist. Mueller was very active explorer and undertook numerous expeditions collecting samples and cataloging an enormous proportion of the native flora of south eastern Australia. He is also is responsible according to GeoGecko of being the environmental criminal who introduced one of Australia’s most hated and verdant plant pests the blackberry to ‘provide food and control erosion’. On new years day 1855 he climbed Mt Kosciuszko (2228m) and would certainly have seen if not climbed the near by peak which later bore his name. Muellers Peak is the equal 14th highest peak in Australia and is 2125m high.

For other shots from this area check out my Kosciuszko gallery.

To check out other mountain photographs see my Mountains gallery.

10% of all profits go to the Wilderness Society

Watsons Crag Sunset was taken the evening before this dawn shot.

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