Mount Ossa, Tasmania

Prominence: 1617 m, 5305 ft

Elevation: 1617 meters, 5305 feet

True Isolation: 488.84 km, 303.75 mi
SubpeaksMount Ossa - Northwest Peak (1541 m/5056 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)41° 52' 15'' S, 146° 2' 0'' E
-41.870918, 146.033268 (Dec Deg)
419776 E 5364104 N, Zone 55 (UTM)
State/ProvinceTasmania (Highest Point)

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     World Peaks with 300 km of Isolation (Rank #236)
     Ultras of Australia and the Pacific (Rank #34)
     Australia State/Territory High Points (Rank #4)
     Australia/Oceania Range3 High Points (Rank #18)
     Oceania Island High Points above 1000 meters (Rank #20)
     Ultras of Australia-Oceania (Rank #58)
     Tasmania Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #1)
     The Abels (Rank #1)
     Australia/New Zealand Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #15)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 119
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 112)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1973-11-17 by Olaf Moon
     1993-10-30 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2009-04-15 by Lee Cleghorn
     2009-12-15 by Bob Kerr
     2010-12-06 by luke gallagher
     2015-01-16 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2015-01-21 by Richard Mclellan (GPS Track)
     2015-03-28 by Lev Babiev (GPS Track)
     2017-02-13 by Ashley Watson (Unsuccessful)
     2018-01-03 by Dean Gaudet
     2018-02-26 by Ashley Watson
     2018-12-23 by Urszula Jelen (GPS Track)
     2020-01-06 by Douglas Harris
     2020-09-18 by Damien Viney
     2020-12-30 by Lucy Hawthorne
     2022-05-20 by Karen Prince (Unsuccessful)
     2022-11-25 by Karen Prince (Unsuccessful)

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The summit block of Mount Ossa requires some nimble scrambling to ascend, especially when covered with a light coating of spring snow (1993-10-30).
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 1617 m/5305 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1617 m/5305 ft
  Key Col: Tasman Sea    0 m/0 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 488.84 km/303.75 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: -37.5092, 146.81
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Picture Point  (N)
RangesContinent: Australia-Oceania
Range2: Lesser Australian Ranges (Highest Point)
Range3: Tasmania (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Great Australian Bight
Indian Ocean

Bass Strait
Tasman Sea
Pacific Ocean
IslandTasmania (Highest Point)
OwnershipLand: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Highest Point)
Topo MapAchilles 4036 1:25,000
Route #1 Scramble
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Mt Ossa (2018-12-23). Photo by Urszula Jelen.
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On the left: some of the lads at the summit of Mt Ossa, Tasmania; everywhere else: a smorgasbord of Tassie peaks, including (L to R) Mt Pelion West, Barn Bluff, Cradle Mountain, Mt Oakleigh, Mt Pillinger, Mt Pelion East ... and many others (2018-02-26). Photo by Ashley Watson.
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