Climb Mt Kosciuszko, 2228 metres, Australia's highest mountain and one of the Seven Summits - the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.
This trip is run as a private adventure for you and your team mates and will be scheduled according to your needs.
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Mount Kosciuszko stands at 2228 metres in the Snowy Mountains National Park of NSW, Australia. One of the highly sought after Seven Summits it sits on the bucket list of mountaineers around the world. While not affected by altitude issues it does nonetheless provide a fun and challenging outing during the winter months.
Although it is not technical however, it is not to be underestimated. Blue skies can quickly give way to whiteout and blizzard conditions and many people have inadvertently become lost and needed rescue. There is no marked route visible in winter as the summer trail is buried beneath snow, ice and sastrugi. Our guides carry all necessary navigation and communication equipment to ensure your safe return.
Your guide, Andrew Lock, is the only Australian and one of the few people in the world to have climbed all fourteen of the world's 8000 metre mountains. He knows the importance of succeeding on challenging objectives and will help you to achieve your dream of climbing the Seven Summits.
We meet at 8.30am at the Valley Terminal ticket office to distribute necessary equipment (snow shoes and ski poles), purchase lift tickets and then catch the chair lift up to the Eagles Nest terminal to the start our adventure.
The last chairlift back down to Thredbo departs from the Eagles Nest terminal shortly after 4pm so our day is timed to have you back well before then.
Meals and accommodation
We suggest that participants bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks but we are also happy to provide these if desired.
As this is a day trip, no accommodation is provided for participants however we are happy to provide information on accommodation options.
Fitness and Prior Experience
While you do not need to be an elite athlete to take part, the day is physical and you will be walking for up to 6 hours on snow shoes while carrying a light day pack containing your lunch, drinks, camera equipment and spare clothing (around 5kg). There is no age restriction but Andrew Lock Adventures reserves the right to decline participation to anyone who we feel may be at undue risk due to health or fitness issues. If you have any concerns about your ability to undertake the trip please contact Andrew Lock Adventures and/or your doctor.
Guiding fees are $400 + GST per person. This includes your Snowshoes, Ski Poles and lift ticket for the day.
Occassionally Snowy Mountains weather can be severe. In this instance, for your safety, Andrew Lock Adventures may need to postpone or cancel the course. If the course is cancelled by Andrew Lock Adventures, all deposits will be fully refunded.
Highly experienced mountain guide
Full Liability Insurance
NPWS guide fees & charges (this doesn’t include the National Park’s Visitor/Car entry fee)
Kosciuszko express chairlift return ticket
Communications, first aid kit, water purification tablets, navigation equipment
Snow shoes, adjustable ski poles
Disposable biodegradable toilet waste bags
- Travel to and from Thredbo
- Accommodation and meals
- Hire costs of required clothing
- Any other costs not listed under Inclusions