Climbing Mt Zeil
Mt Zeil is the tallest mountain west of the Great Dividing Range and the highest peak in the Northern Territory. It sits at an elevation of 1,531m above sea level, and about 900m above the surrounding plain.
You can drive to a Day Parking Area which is situated about 1.5km walk to the north side of the mountain. This is a suitable starting off point for climbers. Please note there are no marked trails up the mountain.
Mt Zeil is located in the West MacDonnell National Park and all requirements of the NT National Parks are to be followed if you choose to climb the mountain. NT National Parks can be contacted on: (08) 8951 8272
It is recommended that only those who are well prepared and fit enough attempt the climb as it traverses over rugged terrain, harsh spinifex and steep inclines.
Even during winter thirst and dehydration can be debilitating, so be prepared.