Sir Douglas Mawson is Australia’s most famous Antarctic explorer. While he was a lecturer at the University of Adelaide, he took students on field trips to the Flinders Ranges and this is where his interest in glaciers began.
Many decades later, the Trail of 900kms was formed for off-road bicycles and named in his honour.
A friend and I were recently walking along the Trail at Melrose on a cool misty autumn day, and met a couple of cyclists enjoying the bush. A highly recommended activity for those able to handle the steep conditions.