Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks (46.8km)

Kosciuszko National Park

New South Wales


3-4 days

Grade 4







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  • Hi Darren

    A question regarding terrain on the southern section. We are heading off in two weeks and will pretty much follow your route ( but clockwise). We may however vary the southern section and follow the main path (Summit Walk) from Charlottes to Mt Kosciuszko rather than cross the Rams Head Range.
    My question is….you headed east from Rams Head across the Rams Head range. What was the terrain like? clear country and easy to navigate? Lots of negotiating around objects? Hard going? Very Hard? not so bad? Yes…this is subjective but we are not inexperienced and have navigation skills however I don’t necessarily seek the hardest route. We will be hiking from Foremans Hut at Charlottes Pass to Rams Head and then up to Muellers Pass. The reason we may follow the Summit Walk is that it will be faster going but once you get to Rams Head we would have to double back and head back up towards Muellers Pass ( so considering avoiding going back over track that we have already covered). My assumption is that the Rams Head range won’t necessarily save time but would be more interesting. ….or Rams Head range is interesting and will take even longer !!! than the main track ‘cos it is much harder going.

    Interested in your thoughts..

    1. Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks Darren Edwards Trail Author

      HI Catherine. To be quite honest, the section you are referring to wasn’t as interesting as the other sections of the circuit. When we did it, the terrain was easy to navigate as you simply follow the range. We did however note that some sections were quite swampy and wet so we had to deviate often to avoid creating too much damage. Would have been a lot easier to follow the main path. There were a lot of people on the main path at the time so for the sake of isolation, we chose to avoid that.

  • Loved this hike in winter!!!
    So easy to snow shoe wherever you want, you just need good navigation skills. The sunsets & views were amazing, no matter the weather or conditions. I’m excited to eventually do this hike in summer.

    1. As an update: we did a variation of this track 2.5yrs ago. We had already planned a similar route, and I was looking to see if anyone had done something similar and written about it, when I came across this. We stuck to our original route for the winter hike – starting & parking at Dead Horse Gap & doing a slightly different route w very different campsites, a total of 56-59km was hiked (I can’t remember right now), but it was one of the best walks I’ve ever done, and Kosciuszko started my love for snowshoe hiking. It looks lovely what you guys did & I can’t wait to do something similar in summer. Thanks for sharing your journey 🙂

      1. Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks Darren Edwards Trail Author

        Thank you Misha. Your variation certainly sounds interesting. It is an amazing destination to hike and agree its one of the best walks we have ever done too.

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