Ascent of Mount Kosciuszko on 2017-12-28
|Others in Party:||Kathy Rich|
|Date:||Thursday, December 28, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||Australia-New South Wales|
| Elevation:||7310 ft / 2228 m|
Ascent Trip Reportthe 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|
| 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|
| 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:
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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