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Ascent of Bimberi Peak on 2018-03-31

Climber: Urszula Jelen

Others in Party:Filippo
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bimberi Peak
    Location:Australia-Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales
    Elevation:6276 ft / 1912 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail head for Bimberi Peak is accessible only via dirt road. We turned off the Snowy Mountain Highway onto the Tantangara Rd and followed it for approximately 20 km until reaching Pockets Saddle Rd. After another 9 km we have reached a locked gate on the Gurrangoorambla Creek. Next to the gate there is space to park the car.

We followed the Pockets Saddle Rd for approx. 1 km and took the Murray Gap Trail (turn-off to the right, signposted) via Oldfield's Hut. Shortly before the Gap we crossed another locked gate. Between the Gap and the peak, there is no maintained trail, but there is a footpath marked with stone cairns. The first cairn is placed on a large boulder on the edge of the clearing on the Murray Gap (right opposite to the double sign indicating 'Namadgi National Park' and 'Murray Gap').
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Bimberi Peak from Oldfield's Hut (2018-03-31). Photo by Urszula Jelen.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2175 ft / 662 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2175 ft / 662 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.4 mi / 21.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2175 ft / 662 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Route:Murray Gap Trail
    Start Trailhead:Pocket Saddle Road (gate)  4101 ft / 1249 m
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2175 ft / 662 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Route:Murray Gap Trail
    End Trailhead:4101 ft / 1249 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



Other Photos

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First cairn signalling the footpath from Murray Gap to Bimberi Peak (2018-03-31). Photo by Urszula Jelen.
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