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TEN PEAKS WALK

Climb the exciting ten highest peaks In Australia!

The top ten peaks in Australia are located in the southern end of the Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. Most can be accessed from Thredbo Village with the remaining peaks from nearby Charlotte Pass. The top ten peaks are:

        1. Mt Kosciuszko, 2228m                  2. Mt Townsend, 2209m

        3. Mt Twynam, 2195 m                      4. Rams Head, 2190m

        5. Etheridge Ridge Peak, 2180m      6. Rams Head North, 2177m

        7. Alice Rawson, 2160m                    8. Abbot Peak, 2159m

        9. Abbot Peak East, 2145m              10. Carruthers Peak, 2145m


Program

Clients have the choice to base their walk from lodge accommodation in Jindabyne or camping in the mountains. With many clients organising there own private fun small group of 4-5 friends.

Jindabyne has a wonderful charm and is a good place to relax after a hard day’s walk. There is a range of quality accommodation to choose from including lodges, hotels and the comfy backpackers.

The camping option is popular for those wishing to camp close to the peaks in scenic locations. Walk to the peaks with light day packs and watch the sun set and rise from camp. The program to complete all ten summits is over four days, walking approximately 70km. The average walker takes 25 hours (not including breaks) to reach all summits. The four-day program allows time to enjoy the wonderful alpine scenery, without feeling you need to rush off to the next summit. The combined height of all ten peaks is 21,788 metres (although you won’t actually ascend that height).The ten summits challenge is a great way to get fit, explore the magnificent Kosciuszko National Park and prepare for a longer trek in Nepal or elsewhere.

For those who may find the Ten peaks walk too challenging we can customise an easier walk to scenic locations peaks and historical stockmans huts. Such as the March 25-28 Camping scenic, plus some peaks walk.

2017 dates: Note: Camping and lodge options available on all dates unless marked. November 17-20 (AHF Lodge based Thredbo) . November 25-28 (Booked Out). December 15-18 Camping (Booked Out). December 27-30 Camping.

2018 dates: camping and lodge based options available on all dates unless marked. January 5-8 (Camping). January11-14. March 10-13. March 25-28 (Camping Scenic easier Four Peaks). March 30-April 2 (Easter camping). April 22-25 (Anzac weekend). May 5-8. 

Cost: $700 pp  for 3-5 clients, $860 pp for 2 clients or $1440 for a private walk with one person.

When to walk? The best time to walk the ten peaks is from late September through to May as the weather is generally fine and the days are longer. Snow drifts remain until late in the year and spectacular alpine flowers bloom in the warmer months from December through to late January. During winter and early spring the walk is more difficult due to snow and weather conditions. While the walk can be undertaken on snow shoes, additional days will be required to accommodate weather conditions and slower progress over snow laden mountains. Completing the challenge on cross country skis is an option for those with intermediate skiing skills.

View from North Ramshead

Inclusions:

  • Full Liability Insurance
  • NPWS guide fees & charges (this doesn’t include the National Park’s Visitor/Car entry fee)
  • Communications, first aid kit, water purification tablets & navigation equipment
  • Fully qualified and experienced guide mountain guide for 4 days 
  • Kosciuszko Express Chairlift for 2 days on lodge based walk
  • Ten Peaks Certificate 

Not included:

  • Travel to and from Thredbo (Mike can provide car transport from the Canberra bus terminal (Jolimont Centre) or Canberra Airport for a fee. Transport from Canberra to Thredbo is difficult in summer unless you have a car.
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Camping Equipment (hire gear is available as follows for four days): Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm sleep mat $40 pp, Macpac Minaret four season tent $60 pp or  Macpac Olpympus two person four season tent $90per tent, down winter sleeping bag and thermal inner sheet $50 pp, overnight backpack & rain cover, $40 pp, stove, fuel & food $120 pp or $40 pp stove & fuel. 
  • Personal clothing and equipment 

Bookings: Please email me your name, phone number and preferred dates. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Once this is done you will receive an information sheet including the Ten Peaks itinerary as well as clothing, equipment and training requirements to help you prepare for your adventure. You will also be required to sign a liability waiver. 

NB. Customised Walks can be tailored to suit your requirements. For example a six day scenic walk visiting peaks, glacial lakes, seeing Australian wildlife and historic stockmans’ huts. Camping or lodge based options are available.

Trekking towards Carruthers Peak January Wildflower Bloom