Mount Kosciusko Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Kosciusko that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Kosciusko, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
January 13, 2013
Kari Nikku from Australia
Mt Kosciuszko can be accessed from either Charlotte Pass (7.7km to the north) or Thredbo (5.5km east). There are no fees, but to avoid a 1 hour hike traversing up, there is a $32- return chairlift ticket from the bottom of the valley at Thredbo to the top of the ridge (Eagles Nest) where the walking track starts.
Best time to climb is from November onwards, which is still cool with snow on the higher peaks, but December to April is warmer with little snow. Daytime temperatures are usually around 15'C on the summit, but there is a weather station at Thredbo and accurate weather forecasts can be obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Accommodation is available at Thredbo, Perisher or Jindabyne.
May 24, 2012
Nungky Irma Nurmala Pratikto from Indonesia
I'm a woman who likes climbing. I've climbed Mt.Elbrus Sept'10 and Mt. Fuji last July'11.
I have a plan to climb Mt. Kosciuzko on July'12.
Would you please inform me how to save climb the Mt.Kosciuzko.
I need to know details about weather, guide, transportation (1)from Melbourne and (2)from Canbera.
and all about the ascent of Mt.Kosciuzko.
Thank you for your kindly.
Looking forward to hear from you.