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Ascent of Byatts Camp Peak on 2009-03-30

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Date:Monday, March 30, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Byatts Camp Peak
    Location:Australia-New South Wales
    Elevation:2158 m / 7083 ft

Ascent Trip Report

It took a very short time to reach this peak from the peak of Abbott. It is funny that "Abbott" has an official name, and this peak, which is higher and close by, does not. "Byatts Camp" is, apparently, a hiking shelter a mile or more to the northwest, and far down from this peak. Anyway, after spending a few more minutes here, I turned back down across the Wilkinson Creek valley to our camp on the other side near the bottom. The way down was covered with a mixture of small boulders and low brush. The brush was knee-high in many places, and sometimes obscured holes in between the rocks. I was glad to have my hiking poles -- I was discovering that the hardest part of maneuvering in this open country was avoiding the natural booby-traps under the vegetation. I could see John and Ben starting up the slope on the opposite side of the valley beyond where we had camped. As I was reaching Wilkinson Creek and adjusting my direction to reach an easy crossing place, John and Ben were reaching the top of the slope and heading off in the direction of Mt. Kosciuszko and the trail to Thredbo. Before too long I was back at my tent. Although I didn't have a firm plan for the rest of the day, it was barely past noon and much too early to stay there for another night. So I packed up myself, and started trudging up the boulder-covered and brushy slope that leads from Wilkinson Creek back up to the top of the ridge where the trail led towards Mt. Kosciuszko.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
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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