Madigan Line

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013 at 23:40
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Hello All.
There is a number of us tossing up the Idea of doing the Madigan Line in about 12 months time. I would be interested to here from any one who has do this trip in the last 12 months. Any information that may help decide whether to start planning or change destination would be of assistance.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:40

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:40
Hello Vern

I have been up there for last 2 years , going different ways , the hardest parts are past camp 17 to camp 20 and also at the start.

Many now take the easier path up the hay rather than camp 17 way.

There is a new approved way at the start now which is a lot easier from Mac Clarke to the Colson as discussed in some posts on this site from about 10 days ago by another group going up in a few weeks.


If you have any specific questions please ask.
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Reply By: andoland - Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 08:52

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 08:52
We're heading off to do it next week. I'm expecting it to be slow and hard going, but if we take it easy should be okay, but are prepared to be able to fix stuff, including weld if we have to.

We're also taking lots of tyre repair equipment. One thing I did find out in preparing for this trip is that apparently you can't get tubes for 17" tyres.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vern (North Haven SA) - Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 10:40

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 10:40
Andoland
I would be very interested in your report once you return so can you post one, also if possible could you message me with any pre planning info that will assist us in our prep for this trip (2014) thanks again
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 21:08

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 21:08
Take 235/85/16 tubes Andoland they will do the job for your 17's and almost all 16's as well - sort of universal fit.

Not all places have them - I got mine thru Beaurepairs order.
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Follow Up By: andoland - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:45

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:45
Thanks for the tip Robin, I'll chase them up. I presume it takes a bit of effort to get them over the lip of a 17" rim?
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 08:17

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 08:17
No they go on quite easily - also better to take to swimming holes.

Don't think your in Melb , but could loan you one otherwise.
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Follow Up By: andoland - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 08:28

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 08:28
Nope, up in Qld, but thanks for the offer.
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