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Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:55 pm

Saturday, 7 November 2009
Thredbo to Mt Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/Australia- ... 4502_PeXC3


View of the ski lifts from our room. Most people start the hike from the top of the lift, but we hiked it (1,882' gain and 5km each way added to our hike)

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From top of the ski run, its another 1,000'+ and 6.5km each way. They use grating to prevent erosion.
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Mt Kosciuszko is the rounded peak, Rawson Pass is to the right
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Snow is pink, probably from the recent dust storm that closed Sydney Airport (red dust, no visibility)
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We followed tracks straight up
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Snow Nymph and SnowDude on Mt Kosciuszko
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Great views
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Head back on some kind of rubber netting
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But we decided to follow some foot tracks . . . thats a guy going up, I'm about 1/2 way down
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Path going back, Kosciuszko Lookout to the left on the horizon
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Thredbo Village below
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Our hotel below (round pool in front of it)
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Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby Timberline » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:03 am

Wonderful pix, as always! Ummm, lets see now: you're upside down, summer is winter, and you drive on the left? It's enough to make one dizzy!
What a great adventure you're having, though. Thanks for sharing it. :nod:
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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby hikerduane » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:17 pm

Thank you Cori.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby copeg » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:11 pm

Have missed your photos and trip reports, thanks for posting Cori! Those ski lifts..australia?!? Not the typical scene I'd associate with Australia.
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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby ERIC » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:58 pm

Livin' the dream... My vicarious adventure for the week. Thanks for sharing, Cori. :D
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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby Skibum » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:17 pm

Great to see you posting Cori! Looked like a fun hike for sure. Gorgeous sky too. :nod:
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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby ridgeline » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:57 pm

That place is absolutely beautiful! You and Scott have a great Thanksgiving, hope to see both of you back in the Sierra soon.
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Re: Mount Kosciouszko, New South Wales, Australia

Postby BSquared » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:10 am

Ah, nice to see Mt. Kozy again! We climbed it in '02 and were surprised at how rugged the territory around it was. Also went skiing at Thredbo -- well, I can say it was an "experience," I guess ;)

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