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Ascent of Carruthers Peak on 2009-03-29

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carruthers Peak
    Location:Australia-New South Wales
    Elevation:2144 m / 7037 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is directly on the trail from "Watsons Crag Dome" to the Wilkinson Creek valley. The track from the Twynam-Carruthers saddle was a tedious trudge -- I was pleased to reach the top and a nice view. An Australian family with two small children was at the top -- they had hiked up from Charlotte Pass and were returning the same day. The view from Carruthers is spectactular -- over to the west where I was heading I could see the grassy dome of Mt. Lee with the track to the right of it -- also Lake Albina down to the right of this -- with the much larger dome of Mt. Kosciuszko further off, with other lower peaks between. Some of the rocky peaks of the Rams Head range were visible to the left of "Kozzy". Back to the east was Twynam, from which I had just come. To the south was the Snowy River Valley -- to the northwest were the peaks of Townsend and Alice Rawson. I thought I could see Jagungal to the north -- turned out later this was so. Most of the vegetation was olive drab in color, with some gray rocks poking up. From Carruthers it was more of a trudge, but now down and along a track sideways along the slope from Mts. Lee and Northcote up to the left (south) and down to Lake Albina on the right. Like all of the bodies of water in the park, Lake Albina was low -- it was almost divided into two parts.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: kosci1 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Twynam2009-03-29 a
2Watsons Crag Dome2009-03-29 b
3Carruthers Peak2009-03-29 c
4Mount Northcote2009-03-29 d
5Mount Alice Rawson2009-03-30 e
6Mount Townsend2009-03-30 f
7Abbott Peak2009-03-30 g
8Byatts Camp Peak2009-03-30 h
9Mount Kosciuszko2009-03-30 i



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