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:7310 ft / 2228 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:1356 ft / 413 m
    Total Elevation Loss:66 ft / 20 m
    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
    Gain on way in:1356 ft / 413 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1290 ft / 394 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Summit Walk
    Start Trailhead:Charlotte Pass  6020 ft / 1834 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Route:Main Track
    End Trailhead:Main Track near summit  
    Time:0 Hours 

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