“Okay, ready to rappel – I mean abseil,” I say as I prepare to descend a small cliff near the summit of Mount Kosciuszko.

“That’s okay, say rappel. It’s nice to talk to somebody who actually knows what rappelling is and doesn’t call me a Yank for it,” says Chris, our climbing and rappelling (I mean, abseiling) partner for the day.

Hiking to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko was not enough for us. Being on the rooftop of Australia rekindled in us our passion for the mountains, and our desire to get our hands on some vertical rock again.

 

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