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Mountain Name(s): Mount Kosciusko, Góra Kościuszki, Kosciuszko mendia, Kosciuszko mägi, Mont Kosciuszko, Monte Kosciuszko, Mount Kosciusko, Mount Kosciuszko, Mt. Kosciuszko, コジオスコ, Костюшко... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 2228 m / 7309.71 ft     Snow line: Absent
Summit(s): Kosciuszko; (2 228 m /7 310 feet)
    Prominence: 2 228 m/7 310 ft
Location: Australia(New South Wales);     Isolation: 1 894 km/1 176 miles
Latitude/Longitude: -36°-27'-21.6''S
148°15'48.6''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Nov - 30 Apr;
Parent Range: Australian Alps     Nearest Airport(s): Sydney International Airport (SYD); Melbourne International Airport (MLB); Canberra International Airport (CBR);
Range: Snowy Mountains     Convenience Center(s): Thredbo Village;
First Ascent: ??/1/1840 Paweł Edmund Strzelecki (Poland)     National Park(s): Kosciuszko National Park;

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Mount Kosciuszko is a Australia’s mainland highest mountain listed in the Seven Summits List. Most part of the climbers combine the trip to farthest Australia with visiting the New Zealand and climbing Mount Cook.

Description Edit

Kosciuszko - the highest peak in Australia. Mountain with clearly marked top and gentle slopes. Located in the oldest mountain range in the world that nowadays have a small height.

Location Edit

Located in the south of New South Wales, near the border with Victoria state.

Getting there Edit

By car from Sydney or Melbourne - a two-hour drive from the capital of Australia in Canberra, a 6-hour drive from Sydney and 4 from Melbourne. Or local airlines to Cooma, then by car to Mount Kosciusko National Park.

Oceania, Australia: New South Wales

  • Mount Kosciusko
  • Mountaineering - 0 Day(s)
  • 1 Nov - 30 Apr
  • Easy/ Moderate 
  • 3 people climbed it

Oceania, Australia: New South Wales

  • Mount Kosciusko
  • Mountaineering - 6 Hour(s)
  • 1 Nov - 30 Apr
  • Easy 
  • 5 people climbed it

Australia: New South Wales

  • 4 Jan 2016 - 5 Jan 2016
  • Mount Kosciusko(2228 m)
  • Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
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• The name of the mountain was previously spelt "Mount Kosciusko", an Anglicisation, but the spelling "Mount Kosciuszko" was officially adopted in 1997 by the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. The traditional English pronunciation of Kosciuszko is /kɒziːˈɒskoʊ/, but the pronunciation /kɒˈʃʊʃkoʊ/ is now sometimes used, which is substantially closer to the Polish pronunciation.... Read more

 

• When considering all of Oceania as a continent, Mount Kosciuszko is overshadowed by Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Papua, Indonesia. Different versions of the Seven Summits climbing challenge depend on which is chosen to be the "Australia and Oceania" peak.

 

• There are several native Aboriginal (Ngarigo) names associated with the Mount Kosciuszko, with some confusion as to the exact sounds. These are Jagungal, Jar-gan-gil, Tar-gan-gil, Tackingal, all of which mean "Table Top Mountain".

 

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