Ascent of Mount Kosciuszko on 2010-04-21

Climber: Chris Ells

Date:Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Kosciuszko
    Location:Australia-New South Wales
    Elevation:2228 m / 7310 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Charlotte Pass at 7:30 AM and chose the sunnit trail. The outlook was cloudy, foggy and windy. The start of the walk was chilly. It is easy going all the way to the sunmit. I encountered no one until I reached Rawson Pass. I reached the summit at 9:30 AM. There was no view due to the fog. I returned via the Main Range track. It was easy walking, but very foggy. I took my time returning, snapping photos where there was visibility, took a break for lunch and returned to Charlotte Pass at 2:30 PM. There is a bit of uphill (300 ft) at the end. Total trip time was 7 hours but could have done it in 6 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:414 m / 1356 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:414 m / 1356 ft
    Extra Loss:20 m / 66 ft
    Distance:9 km / 5.6 mi
    Route:Summit Walk
    Trailhead:Charlotte Pass  1834 m / 6020 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Route:Main Track
    Trailhead:Main Track near summit  
    Time Down:0 Hours 

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