Ascent of Mount Kosciuszko on 2017-02-22

Climber: Sue Personett

Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Kosciuszko
    Location:Australia-New South Wales
    Elevation:7310 ft / 2228 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an easy hike on the morning of 2/22/2017. I rode the early Kosciuszko Express chair lift up to the Eagles Nest and began my hike from there. It's 4 miles to the summit on rocky rolling terrain. This time of year there were lots of wildflowers and they slowed my down because I had to stop and take pictures. Some were completely unfamiliar and others resembled wildflowers that I see in Colorado. I reached the summit at 11:35 AM about 2 hours and 15 minutes after I had started. There were a few groups hiking as well as a few couples. The weather was great except for a strong wind of about 30 MPH. After reaching the summit and spending about 40 minutes up there, I hiked back to the Eagles Nest for a slightly late lunch. The food was very good and it felt great to get out of the wind. The lift was still running despite the strong wind so I got on and rode it back down to Thredbo Village. I was back at the hotel by 3:30 PM. Fun, fun FUN!!!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7310 ft / 2228 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7310 ft / 2228 m
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics

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