Apr 29, 2017
I was in Australia recently and met up with my cousin Jeannie. Since I had summited Mt Kilimanjaro in 2010, I wanted to add to the list of the Seven Summits that I had climbed, which are the highest point on each of the seven continents. While I'm unlikely to attempt most of them, Australia's Mt Kosciuszko is the easiest by far and I was going to be within a few hours drive.
The top of Mt Kosciuszko, or 'Koszi' as the locals call it, is only 7,310 ft (2,228 m). The hike itself involves climbing 1,200 ft (360m) over 4.2 miles (6.8 km), and then back down again. The area is a very nice alpine meadow type of terrain, with gorgeous little streams crisscrossing the landscape
Excellent hike and day, and thanks to Jeannie for joining me.