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Ascent of Mount Kosciuszko on 2014-09-08

Climber: Bob Tarr

Others in Party:Emma Doy
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, September 8, 2014
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

Tough but beautiful shoe shoeing through the northern peaks, then back via Charlotte Pass and the road to Perisher (followed by cutting north to Guthaga to finish off the hike).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5351 ft / 1630 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1959 ft / 597 m
    Round-Trip Distance:23 mi / 37 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
More windy on the 8th, pretty calm on the 7th.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5351 ft / 1630 m
    Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route:Via Illawong Trail to Blue Lake and Carruthers Pea
    Start Trailhead:Guthaga Car Park  1959 ft / 597 m
    Time:1 Days 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1959 ft / 597 m
    Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route:Summit Rd to Kosciuszko Rd, north through a saddle
    End Trailhead:Guthaga Car Park  5351 ft / 1630 m
    Time:7 Hours 30 Minutes



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