Off track on the Main Range

Trip type: 
Start date: 
Saturday, 12 January 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, 13 January 2019 - 5:00pm

Avoiding the Main Range track and the people on it, we will head off track, taking in some of Australia’s highest peaks and some of the country’s most beautiful Alpine vistas.

We will start the trip at Charlotte pass and head toward Mt Stilwell. From there we will head for the ruins of the old Stilwell restaurant. Following Kangaroo ridge, we will drop down to the Snowy River and follow it to its headwaters near Rams Head North. We will then Search out a protected camp for the night near Rams Head, Australia’s 4th highest mountain. On day 2 we will drop down to Cootapatamba hut and take the spur up toward Mt Kosciuszko. After Mt K we will descend from Muellers pass and follow the Snowy back to the track and the car.

Who is the walk for?

This walk is suitable for fit beginners. There will be a fair amount of steep ups and downs as well as uneven terrain.

The Route -

The weather:

Hot… Cold… Windy…

The fine print:

I will cancel the trip if the weather looks miserable. This could happen as late as the morning of the trip

Pre-trip and transport:

We will have a pre trip meeting at the gear store on Thursday the 10th. I will drive on the day.



Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear store
$25 pp for fuel and park fees
Intended plan: 
As per description
Departure and intended return times: 
9am - 3pm the next day
Local knowledge: 
The trip leader has walked this route numerous times.
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