Mount Kosciusko Climbing notes shared by Mountain-Forecast users

  • January 17, 2022
    Amy Stewart from Australia

    Mount Kosciusko is accessible via some different walking tracks of varying difficulty.
    Access to Kosciusko National Park will be required.
    A 13km return hike is accessible via chairlift access at Thredbo. This route will take you via the Rams Head Range through to Rawsons Pass on a raised walking track, passing Lake Cootapatamba.
    Parking at Charlotte's Pass will allow access to the Main Range Hike, a 22km loop that passes 4 glacial lakes and summits Carruthers Peak along the track.
    Finally there is a 18.6km return trip on the fire trail, which passes Seaman's Hut from Charlotte's Pass.
    All walks lead to Rawson's pass, where the final 1km walk to the summit of Mount Kosciusko is located, along with the highest toilets in Australia.

  • 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

    Dear Sir,
    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.

    Best regards,