'Walking: West McDonnell Ranges 2002'

The Best Australian Essays 2006, edited by Drusilla Modjeska. (First published in HEAT)


‘Beudel’s account of becoming trapped in a water-filled canyon in the Northern Territory desert is clear-eyed, achingly precise, and beautifully paced. You read it with your heart in your mouth.’

– Delia Falconer, The Age


‘One of my favourite Australian essays ever was published in HEAT, a thing by Saskia Beudel about becoming trapped in a cave in the Northern Territory.’

– Ronnie Scott (founder of The Lifted Brow), Verity La


Read the essay from HEAT...