We have a unique trio of stories about the ultra classic Rysavy Ridge in Tasmania, Australia. These stories take us from the first ascent of the rock by Tony McKenny (The Migrant Pom on Rysavy Ridge), to two ascents this year in 2021: A long-awaited ascent this year by Keith Bell (Throng of Roland) the likely final ascent of it that Tony McKenny will likely do in his lifetime (Fast Forward…Rysavy Ridge Revisited).
Throng of Roland
By Keith Bell
In 1965 Keith Bell was on his way to another Tasmanian climb when the steep, craggy Mt. Roland caught his attention. Mt. Roland planted itself in his mind like a seed, just waiting for the perfect time to come to fruition. Back home on the mainland of Australia, years passed and the seed just sat there. Every few years or so, though, Mt. Roland - and the eventual classic climb Rysavy Ridge - would enter into Keith's radar, nudging him to come. Keith tried to get there to climb it several times, but the stars never aligned. Finally, in 2021, the seed blossomed and Keith shares his experience on Rysavy Ridge.
Fast Forward…Rysavy Ridge Revisited
by Tony McKenny
The first article in this series on Rysavy Ridge was written by Tony not long after his first ascent of this climb. Now, we have a very special follow-up article of what is likely Tony's final ascent of this ridge. Join Tony for one final climb in Rysavy Ridge Revisited.