Ascent of Mount Kosciuszko on 2017-12-28

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Others in Party:Kathy Rich
Daryn Dodge
Lisa Barboza
Date:Thursday, December 28, 2017
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

the summit trail from charlotte pass has a very gentle grade. we started early enough that there weren't too many other folks on the trail: a family on bikes, a couple trail runners. however as we left the summit a large number of people were on their way up. we guessed it was probably folks who had taken the first chairlift from thredbo (not sure what time of the morning that is).

our goal was to do the loop and bag all the other peaks. stats for all the peaks included.

we chose to go in the clockwise direction to bag kosciuszko first because the afternoon forecast had a small chance of rain. in this direction there are a couple extra climbs at the end of the journey, rather than at the start.

i definitely enjoyed the views along this entire hike: all sorts of shades of green which are different from home, plus there were many flowers. it hadn't occurred to me that there are two flower seasons a year: you just have to visit the other hemisphere.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3452 ft / 1051 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3452 ft / 1052 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1415 ft / 431 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1300 ft / 397 m; Extra: 115 ft / 35m
    Loss on way in:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:summit trail
    Start Trailhead:charlotte pass  6010 ft / 1831 m
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3337 ft / 1017 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1300 ft / 397 m; Extra: 2037 ft / 620m
    Gain on way out:2037 ft / 620 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:via bonus peaks
    End Trailhead:charlotte pass  6010 ft / 1831 m
    Time:5 Hours 39 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Kosciuszko

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Kosciuszko2017-12-28 a3452 ft / 1052 m
2Mount Townsend2017-12-28 b 
3Muellers Peak2017-12-28 c 
4Mount Northcote2017-12-28 d 
5Mount Lee2017-12-28 e 
6Carruthers Peak2017-12-28 f 
Total Trip Gain: 3452 ft / 1052 m    Total Trip Loss: 3452 ft / 1052 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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