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jogdenDuring YFU exchange  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1987
Certainly an easy hike, but enjoyable - I was on top of Australia!
Posted Oct 3, 2008 10:08 am

RatballsCharlotte Pass Road  Sucess!

Ratballs

Rocked up to the trailhead in the late-afternoon, intending to unroll my swag on the boardwalk to the overview at Charlotte Pass, but I thought before I turned in, I'd take a quick shufti up the path leading toward Kozzie.

Off I tromped into the evening. Very pleasant: nice views overlooking Blue Lake, the Main Range, and the source of the Snowy. Before I knew it, though, I was at Seaman's Hut, and there I figured, "what the heck..." and continued on up to the summit. I was back to the car and most of the way to Jindabyne before it got dark.

The crux of the climb was keeping my mouth shut tightly enough to exclude the flies, which were black in the sky.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 12:09 am

RoelRoute Climbed: from Charlotte's Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2008
Beautiful day and a good walk
Ascent via Old Kosciuszko Road, descent via Main Range Track
Posted Mar 17, 2008 12:14 am

7summits.. then the only real route: Hannel's spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2008

7summits

Back again next day to follow the only vertical mile route on the Australian mainland and the only real route on Kozzie: Hannel's spur, a once popular route, but now completely overgrown, with no discernible track!

Bushbashing extraordinaire from 400m to the summit at 2200m in two days, including a night camping at Moiras flats.
Thanks to Lincoln, Mike and Glen for joining 'Kozzie the hard way'..
Posted Mar 7, 2008 10:08 am

7summitsFirst the tourist route...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

7summits

Nice circular trek from Charlottes pass, back via main range trek, with a sidestep to Mt Townsend's summit, total about 25km. Not really a climb, but beautiful area.
Posted Mar 7, 2008 10:05 am

buzzdainerFrom Thredbo Base Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 1991
Easy hike up from the base area; slightly dismayed to walk along a metal grate.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 4:09 pm

A BitThredbo Ski Lift  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2001

A Bit

Easy hike on a great day.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 2:03 am

alexclimbCharlotte Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

alexclimb

Sunny and clear morning followed the windy and snowy night. Fresh snow melted as we walked to the Summit. All way to the Summit from Charlott Pass and back took us 3,5 hours.
Posted May 5, 2006 3:36 pm

vancouver islanderRoute Climbed: Charlotte Pass/Main Ridge circle, via Blue and Albina Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2006

vancouver islander

Pleasant day out from Tar Gan Gil Lodge at Charlotte Pass. Unfortunately, "Blue" Lake wasn't. The crux was the 3km or so of interlocking paving stone down to and up from the Snowy River. Very hard on the knees. Lots of wildflowers and a nasty looking little snake while traversing Carruthers peak to provide diversion. The whole 22km circuit took a gentle 6 hours or so with lots of time out for photos and detours up neighbouring tors etc.
Posted Jan 31, 2006 6:54 pm

Jason HalladayRoute Climbed: Charlotte Pass Date Climbed: 30 December 2005  Sucess!

Jason Halladay

Three of us enjoyed a pleasant hike up this gentle peak. Still snow in places that had been heavily corniced. The flies were super annoying but didn't detract too much from the great views.
Posted Jan 17, 2006 12:07 am

SiberianSayanRoute Climbed: From Charlotte's Pass Date Climbed: January 2002  Sucess!

SiberianSayan

High winds, cold on top. Those who took the shorter Thredbo route came up in shorts and were freezing! I loved the mountain hut -- spent some time looking through the journal of who had weathered out the storms.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 4:38 am

romfranticRoute Climbed: Summer - normal; Winter - north ridge Date Climbed: Several winter and summer ascents  Sucess!
The summit and the landscape take a whole new different and enchanting character in winter compared to summer - if you can, get out there in winter on skis (and no crowds).
Posted Aug 24, 2005 8:57 pm

ValthoRoute Climbed: from Thredbo centre Date Climbed: November 2000  Sucess!

Valtho

Although it seems to be an easy hike, we experienced some quick changing weather which made it quite a challenge to get to the summit and unfortunately the weather was too bad too have a nice view from the summit.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 9:22 am

richardpattisonRoute Climbed: Main range track Date Climbed: 10 April 2004  Sucess!

richardpattison

Failed in Jan 2003 due to bush fires, reaching the lookout only 5km away. I returned with my whole family over easter 2004 to reach the top of the continent.
Posted Nov 8, 2004 5:59 am

noahRoute Climbed: various Date Climbed: 1988/89 . 93-2002  Sucess!

noah

first time in summer in the late 80's. To many times to count in the 90's till 2002 back country snowboarding.
Posted Oct 16, 2004 6:55 pm

KimberlyRoute Climbed: Thredbo Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

Kimberly

I carried our son to the very top of the mountain.
Posted Apr 5, 2004 4:55 pm

KesslerRoute Climbed: Thredbo Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

Kessler

Carried by mommy.
Posted Mar 16, 2004 6:29 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

Scott

My wife Kimberly carried our 7 month old son Kessler to the summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2003 1:47 pm

Peak FreakRoute Climbed: Threadbo Date Climbed: August 17, 2002  Sucess!

Peak Freak

It was brilliant to be on the mountain in winter. We rented back country skis and skied to the summit. Although the Kosciuszko walk was completely covered in snow, we skied to Rams Head North, which is one of the few places where you get a view of the summit. From there we traversed to Rawson Pass and hiked up the final bit ('cause they were out of skins for rent).



The terrain on Kosciuszko is so undulating, that you can't see the summit or the base of the mountain 90% of the time. I can see how route finding would be a nightmare in a white out in winter. We were lucky we had a beautiful day.
Posted Sep 25, 2002 8:29 pm

Wyoming BobRoute Climbed: Charlotte Pass Road Date Climbed: February 1994  Sucess!

Wyoming Bob

Did the road walk to the summit and back. Touch of wind with great views. Companion trip report has details and photos.
Posted Sep 17, 2002 5:53 am

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