I’m planning to be on my usual mountain, with the usual suspects, to see off the year, hence this slightly early bit of New Year greetings.

Thanks for coming along for the ride. Mountain Journal taps into at least a decent part of the mountain loving community here in Australia, and seems to fill the need for info about – and appreciation of – the mountains we love so much.

Its easy to despair about the state of the world. We will have our hands full in 2017, with lots to do. But in the meantime I hope you’re having a great summer, that you’re out in the hills, and that you have an excellent new year.