An Abel is a Tasmanian mountain which has a minimum height of 1100m and has a summit or minimum drop of 150 m on all four sides.

Tasmania has a wild soul. 51% of Tasmania’s land area has been given some form of reservation classification and whether you’re lucky enough to live in Tasmania or just visiting our island you will quickly realise how accessible our wilderness areas are. We are one of the most mountainous islands in the world with accessible and low-lying peaks.

Bill Wilkinson coined the term for these mountains which meet the above criteria after Abel Tasman the first European to sight them and at last count there is 158 Abels in total scattered across the state. To date, only 15 hikers (14 male and 1 female) have recorded completing and summitting all the Abels.

TOP 10 abels

  • 1617 m | Mt Ossa | Pelion and St Clair
  • 1575 m | Legges Tor | The North East
  • 1560 m | Mt Pelion West | Pelion and St Clair
  • 1559 m | Barn Bluff | The North West
  • 1545 m | Cradle Mountain | The North West
  • 1528 m | Stacks Bluff | The North East
  • 1520 m | Du Cain Range | Pelion and St Clair
  • 1514 m | Mt Massif | Pelion and St Clair
  • 1499 m | King David's Peak | Central Plateau
  • 1485 m | Mt Gould | Pelion and St Clair


Simply post a photo of you on the summit of an Abel (or close by) and tag #wildislandwomen or #sheisabelchallenge


to Instagram or

our closed Facebook Group

Each summit will be entered into the draw to win prizes.

Our world is so fast paced. To take time out and spend it in nature is a rebellious act.