Mount Kosciuszko / Tar Gan Gil Climber's Log

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dpryan999

dpryan999 - Dec 9, 2008 9:34 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2004

Top of Australia  Sucess!

Lovely hike with spectacular views.

BLong

BLong - Nov 30, 2008 6:01 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2004

Nice trip  Sucess!

A beautiful region of Australia - certainly different from any other I visited while I lived there. I spent a couple of days around Kosciuszko and really enjoyed the area.

jogden - Oct 3, 2008 10:08 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1987

During YFU exchange  Sucess!

Certainly an easy hike, but enjoyable - I was on top of Australia!

Ratballs

Ratballs - Aug 27, 2008 12:09 am

Charlotte Pass Road  Sucess!

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.

Roel - Mar 17, 2008 12:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2008

Route Climbed: from Charlotte's Pass  Sucess!

Beautiful day and a good walk
Ascent via Old Kosciuszko Road, descent via Main Range Track

7summits

7summits - Mar 7, 2008 10:08 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2008

.. then the only real route: Hannel's spur  Sucess!

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'..

7summits

7summits - Mar 7, 2008 10:05 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

First the tourist route...  Sucess!

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.

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 4:09 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 1991

From Thredbo Base Area  Sucess!

Easy hike up from the base area; slightly dismayed to walk along a metal grate.

A Bit

A Bit - Sep 1, 2007 2:03 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2001

Thredbo Ski Lift  Sucess!

Easy hike on a great day.

alexclimb

alexclimb - May 5, 2006 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

Charlotte Pass  Sucess!

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.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Jan 31, 2006 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2006

Route Climbed: Charlotte Pass/Main Ridge circle, via Blue and Albina Lakes  Sucess!

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.

Jason Halladay

Jason Halladay - Jan 17, 2006 12:07 am

Route Climbed: Charlotte Pass Date Climbed: 30 December 2005  Sucess!

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.

SiberianSayan

SiberianSayan - Nov 6, 2005 4:38 am

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

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.

romfrantic - Aug 24, 2005 8:57 pm

Route 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).

Valtho

Valtho - Aug 24, 2005 9:22 am

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

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.

richardpattison

richardpattison - Nov 8, 2004 5:59 am

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

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.

noah

noah - Oct 16, 2004 6:55 pm

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

first time in summer in the late 80's. To many times to count in the 90's till 2002 back country snowboarding.

Kimberly

Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 4:55 pm

Route Climbed: Thredbo Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

I carried our son to the very top of the mountain.

Kessler

Kessler - Mar 16, 2004 6:29 pm

Route Climbed: Thredbo Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

Carried by mommy.

Scott

Scott - Aug 21, 2003 1:47 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

My wife Kimberly carried our 7 month old son Kessler to the summit.

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