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Mount Kosciuszko 3 Day Winter Snow Shoe Ascent

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6 Kosciuszko Road

Alpine Way

Jindabyne, NSW 2627

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Mount Kosciuszko 3 day Winter Ascent (Lipstick Consulting partnered with Australian School of Mountaineering)

At 2228m (7310ft) Mount Kosciuszko is well known as Australia's highest mountain and is a keenly sought after summit objective for many visiting adventurers. While each year many climbers successfully achieve the climb to the top virtually all ascents take place in the summer season, with relatively few successful climbs being made in winter conditions. A winter ascent of Kosciuszko is a challenging trek requiring the use of snowshoes or skis. Our Mount Kosciuszko climb is a unique expedition involving travelling on snow to our high mountain basecamp, a night or two sleeping in snowcaves and living in mountaineering tents all the while positioning our team for a trek to the summit of Kosciuszko. The snowshoe trek from our basecamp to the summit is approximately 16 kms return and will involve a classic "Alpine Start" (setting out at around 5.00am). The summit climb will be supervised and guided by Senior Mountain Guides from the Australian School of Mountaineering.

Please find below additional information, the fee includes all training, supervision, equipment issue, accommodation, food, road transport starting in Jindabyne at 08.00 on the first day of the challenge and ending at 14.00 on the final day.

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Kosciuszko National Park – Main Range Region

ASM Guide to Participant Ratio: 2:10 for each group

Start / End Location: Jindabyne NSW

SUMMIT CHALLENGE ROUTE OUTLINE AND TIMINGS

Day 1: Meet in Jindabyne for Team Introduction, Briefing, Equipment Issue, Personal Clothing / Gear Check - Travel By Mini Bus To Thredbo – Dead Horse Gap - Snow Safety Training - Snowshoe Training And Practice - Travel By Snowshoe To ASM Basecamp on (Approx 3 kms) - Overnight In Mountain Tents And Snowcaves

Day 2: Basecamp – Ramshead Range Route (on Snowshoes) - Rawsons Pass - Kosciuszko Summit Ascent - Kosciuszko Summit Descent - Lunch at Rawsons Pass – Ramshead Range Arrive Basecamp

Day 3: Basecamp – Dead Horse Gap By Snowshoe – Return via Mini Bus - Thredbo - Jindabyne - Arrive Jindabyne Early Afternoon

EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS


While there appears to be a lot of equipment required to participate in these activities a careful inspection of the equipment list will reveal that most items can be readily found at home or alternatively may be borrowed free of charge from ASM depending on your size and availability. ASM is well equipped with a stock of functional equipment so outfitting challenge participants with the right gear is rarely a problem. Our specialist mountaineering equipment has been carefully selected to suit Australian alpine conditions and is expertly maintained by our staff. The challenge fee includes all the specialist equipment necessary for alpine safety, travel and survival. To ensure we can provide you with the equipment you need for this activity, please complete the form attached to these preparation notes and return it to us ASAP. When preparing and packing equipment and clothing for the Mount Kosiuszko Challenge, please make every effort to keep the weight and bulk as low as possible. Remember you are the one that must carry your pack along with some other equipment and food we will be providing you with for the duration of the activity. Please ensure that you pack your spare clothing and sleeping bag in either strong plastic bags or waterproof stuff sacks.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST· ‡ Snowshoes & Ski Poles· ‡ Alpine Boots (rigid or semi rigid plastic mountaineering boots)· ‡ Sleeping Mat (closed cell foam or Thermarest type, full length)· ‡ Pack (large internal frame model 65 litres capacity)· ‡Sleeping Bag (down or synthetic minimum -10ºC capability, with hood)

CLOTHING LIST· Thermal Top (synthetic or Merino wool, NOT COTTON, long sleeved)· Fleece Jacket (long sleeved)· Second Fleece Jacket or Down Jacket (If you feel the cold!)· † Jacket - Goretex or Nylon (WINDPROOF & WATERPROOF!)· Thermal Pants (waist to ankle synthetic or Merino wool NOT COTTON) · Fleece Long Pants (lightweight, mid layer)· Overpants - Goretex or Nylon (WINDPROOF & WATERPROOF!)· Wool Socks (2 or 3 pairs)· Gaiters (knee length, Goretex or Nylon, WINDPROOF & WATERPROOF!)· Thermal Inner Gloves (Thick Polypropylene or Windstopper)· Gloves (Goretex or Nylon Insulated Climbing/Skiing Gloves)· Insulated Mittens (Goretex or Nylon, WINDPROOF & WATERPROOF!)· Mittens (Wool or Fleece Mittens)· Ski Cap or Balaclava (Polarfleece or Wool)· Sun Hat· Sunglasses and Ski Goggles (special purpose lenses suitable for bright snow conditions)

PERSONAL ITEMS· Whistle (Plastic Emergency type)· Sunscreen (good supply of Factor 30)· Lip Guard (sunblock type)· Plastic Garbage Bags· Knife, Fork, Spoon· Plastic Waterbottle (1 litre Nalgene Type minimum)· Plastic Mug and Bowl (Big!)· Headlamp or Torch (with spare batteries, bulb, lightweight)· Band-aids and Tape (a dozen assorted types)· Antiseptic Solution (Betadine or similar)· Pain Relief Tablets (Disprin, Panadol, Ibuprofen)· Any Personal Medication (enough to last the trip duration plus at least 1 day reserve)

‡ ASM expects to supply these items at no charge unless participants wish to use their own.

† These items can be supplied by ASM at no charge however participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Special Discount At Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment - Katoomba Store: All Mount Kosciuszko Climb participants are entitled to receive a 20% discount on any equipment or clothing purchased prior to their challenge departure date. Paddy Pallin are located at 166 Katoomba Street Katoomba NSW 2780. Tel 02 47824466.

Group Basecamp and Safety Equipment

The Australian School of Mountaineering will supply the following group and specialist equipment, consumables and food in sufficient quantities so as to ensure the safety and comfort of each group.

Basecamp Equipment

  • Group Shelter
  • Snow Tents
  • Snow Shovels
  • Cooking Equipment & Utensils
  • Lightweight Mountain Stoves
  • Stove
  • Fuel

Provision For Human Waste Disposal

  • Portable PVC Tubes
  • Soap / Hand Sanitizer Gel

All Mountain Food

  • Main Meals
  • Snacks
  • Refreshments

First Aid Equipment

  • Comprehensive Remote Area Medical Kit

Navigation Equipment

  • Maps
  • Compasses
  • GPS

Group Safety Equipment

  • Signalling Equipment
  • Mobile Phone
  • UHF Radio Sets

Enquiries Annie Gibbins 0414740741 or annie@lipstickconsulting.com.au

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6 Kosciuszko Road

Alpine Way

Jindabyne, NSW 2627

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