What is an “Abel”? It is a “significant” Tasmanian peak – or more formerly a Tasmanian Peak over 1100m in elevation and separated by other peaks by a drop of at least 150m. The concept is largely modelled from the Scottish Monroes.
Back in 1994, Bill Wilkinson edited a guide to the Abels of the north east of Tasmania. This was Volume 1. Volume 2 which covers the rest of the state has just come out. Its been a long wait, but the second volume has been worth waiting for. It continues the style of volume 1 with a long essay on each peak and is illustrated by many attractive photographs.
A webpage has been set up for people wanting to obtain the book by mail order. RRP is $39.95 Copies of Volume 1 are also available in limited numbers.