Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks Hike (47km)

Kosciuszko National Park

New South Wales

47km

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. Avatar of Darren Edwards 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. Avatar of Darren Edwards 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.

  • Avatar of Shelley Ottaway Shelley Ottaway

    This! Tina, Melissa, Rebecca.

  • We did this hike and wrote a blog about it which you can find at this address:

  • Avatar of Tina Shanahan Tina Shanahan

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Avatar of Paul Groves Paul Groves

    When are we doing this Troy Reddick?

  • Avatar of David Groves David Groves

    Now that’s something to put on the list Sharon McGee

  • Avatar of David Stansell David Stansell

    Nataly, this is our Easter hike 🙂

  • Avatar of Sarah Nicholas Sarah Nicholas

    Terry, are you keen?? ??

  • Many thanks for the blog – you have inspired us to give this a go between Christmas and New Year.

  • Thanks a lot for this idea and all the information. I am very excited about it but my family doesn’t want spend 3 days doing it so I am planning to do it (trail running style) in one day between 3-7 January 2018, depending on the weather. Would anybody (with right training) be interested in joining me as it would be safer than alone?

  • Thanks for all this great info. Planning to go walk something similar in early March. I’m curious – How hard is it walking off the main trail on that third day? If the weather set in would you recommend backtracking to Rawson Pass and using the Summit Walk to get back to Charlottes Pass?

  • Possible to do solo on this as I have no one to come with me?

  • Avatar of Wayne Hackett Wayne Hackett

    Jake Davey-Hackett

  • Avatar of Bev Johnston Bev Johnston

    Sharon Tiemens for you

  • Avatar of Janice Lindsey Janice Lindsey

    John Lindsey John Henry

  • Avatar of Maria b Van beurden Maria b Van beurden

    Hi Is it safe enough to do a trip like this on your own?

  • I have checked every map of the area and can not find Edwards Peak or Baldwin Peak.
    Watson’s Craig Dome at 2136 m also does not appear on the maps. Byatts Camp south west of the Abbott Peaks(is a camp 1940+m on Hannels Track and not on the top of a peak ) is part of three summits of the Abbott Peaks with Abbott Peak 2159 m.
    Your heights for Mt. Twynam , Alice Rawson Peak and Carruthers Peak are different to the heights shown on the Kosciuszko Alpine Area 1st Edition !;50000.
    Did use an old map or some other method. I was up there at Easter 2016 climbing the top 7 named peaks. I first visited area in 1967 and have returned many times but i am confused about your naming of high points and actual heights. My comment come from talking to people trying to do the eleven highest peaks or high points on the list, They were also confused. i look forward to your reply.
    Regards,
    Bruce

  • Avatar of Andrew Selosse Andrew Selosse

    Hi mate is this trek possible in the winter and would you need skis or not?

  • Hi there, just a question about the peaks. Are these marked/signed at the very top? so i know which mountain I am at 😉
    I read that the trek route itself is marked although to reach the peak a map is needed, is there any suggestion what kind of map of “dummies” 🙂 would be best to not to miss the peaks as I might be hiking on my own.
    Thank you and Warmest Regard

  • Avatar of Altaaf Altaaf

    Hi,
    I’m looking at doing 10 Peaks over Easter 2016. Was wondering if you have an email address I can reach you at directly as I had some questions regarding the hike.
    Thanks
    Altaaf

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