Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mt Kosciuszko Summit

Mt Kosciuszko at 2228 metres above sea level, is the highest peak in Australia.  We took the chairlift at Thredbo to the top.  

From there it’s a 6.5 km walk to the summit.  Most of the track is flat with a bit of gentle uphill.

Start of the walk.
Along the way, Matt and Fay stopped at streams and refresh themselves with the water, which will flow into the Snowy River.

Refreshing with the water.
Matt tasting the water.
Keep on walking ...

On the way, we stopped at Lake Cootapatamba Lookout.  Lake Cootapatamba is the highest lake as well as being  one of five glacial lakes in Australia.

Lake Cootapatamba
Lake Cootapatamba
The highlight of the walk is the SNOW!  Fay has her wish, she touched snow for the first time and made her very first snowman.  Matt enjoyed himself by sliding down the snow.

Fay touching snow for the first time.

Fay sliding down the snow.

Fay and her very first snowman!

Matt sliding down the snow.

Fay resting with her snowman.

Matt resting at Rawson Pass - 1.5km from the summit.
Almost there.

Finally, we reached the top.
Lunch at the summit.


Some views from the summit walk.

Rawson Pass and part of the track can be seen from here.

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