There are two approaches to Tanderra saddle, the Inner track through Wilpena Pound a distance of 13.5km. Or via the Outer Track, this way is around 7.5km to the top but has a steep section which includes some rock scrambling.
|View across the Pound|
I selected the outer track, departing just before 7am, about 30min after local sunrise, the track is well marked with only a few spots where I took a moment to identify the next track marker.
The signage at the start carries a warning about temperature and the need to carry plenty of water.
I started with 5.5lt, (1.5 over the recommended) and by the time I returned I had consumed just over 3.
However not everyone goes as well prepared, I meet two ladies who had left with just 750ml of water each, I had not long left the summit when I meet them with very little water left. Fortunately I was happy to part with a 1.5lt bottle which I had not used. despite this refill I suspect they both would have been very thirsty by the time they returned to the Resort.