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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by VSG, Feb 8, 2006.
I wonder what the mockers would have thought in the olden days when you could drive up?
I can now say that you have not really climbed Mt. Kosci.
until you come up from Geehi Flats via Hannel's spur.
Can't claim it unless you've done it barefoot in the nude unsupported from the bottom of the Mariana trench.
Like Tim McCartney-Snape's genuine climb of Everest, emerging from the Bay of Bengal, travelling up the Ganges and on to base camp on foot and then summiting.
These guys are laughing at you - https://www.coast2kosci.com/
Many years ago I knew an old timer who once had a job driving a small bus up to the summit. He said that one time his bus was full of school girls and some of them decided to walk up and down the isle of the bus while he drove up the road. That way they could say that they had "walked up to the top of Kosci".
Yes you can, but nobody will take any notice.
I have become quite used to being ignored ;-P .
I have already admitted that I am soft, esp. on almost every outdoors trip I do with anyone else!. That is not a Muppet newsflash of any sort. Moreover I don't run , not even for a train or a tram.
Please do not think I ignore you. That is not the case. I just don't take any notice. I also do not think there is anything wrong with being soft and enjoying the outdoors as long as you are honest about who you are. Happy you have outed yourself. On the converse, people should not be claiming to be better than others and assuming 99% of those around them at the summit would never had done the same, unless of course they are only joking. It is great to feel good about your accomplishment but doing so by standing on top of others lessens it a little.
In fact 1800m of up in a day is actually a solid walk/ski/run.
I have failed at life. I should have started from the bottom of the ocean like the OP suggested and do it without oxygen and any decompression chamber.
There was no room at the Mt. Kosci. summit to stand on top of anybody that day. ;-P
Quite right. There should have been border control at Rawsons Pass, or Kossie Lookout, making sure that the riff got through and the raff were excluded.
As per my previous post, in one way, it was wonderful to see “random Australia” on the top of K.
We had enjoyed our “wilderness experience” on Hannels. Presumably it comes down to expectations on a trip. I always expected to meet people on K..., it was the journey that I was interested in. On other trips, I expect to meet no one, so my expectation is way higher.
As to “the pissing contest of life”, this can be quite challenging. There are lots of wonderful trip reports etc on this forum, where people really push it, and I really enjoy reading these reports, which is no doubt why I’m on the forum. To date, This forum seems pretty balanced, except for the Vic/NSW pissing contest, which I’d love to be free of.
Now there's an idea: a Stairmaster in a decomp chamber in my lounge. I can climb kosci from the Mariana in the comfort of my home
It's only the viccos chip on their shoulder
Yeah. If those vics would just conceed we could get on with bigger issues.
Yes, I agree, and I’m obviously “Mexican”.
It was so amazingly great to revisit KNP and look at the winter skiing potential again , after 20ish years of not being there.
The terrain is so different to Vicco, and the lack of huts/fires actually adds to my enjoyment factor in a trip.
It’s interesting reflecting on huts. I will often use them if they are there, but I wouldn’t ever rely on a hut being there. I’m happy to be self sufficient in whatever weather, but, a hut tends to soften my approach to using it.....so I’m actually not in favour of huts...(cringe - am I going to be chainsawed to death?!)
I came (from Vic) I saw (The Main Range - in autumn ) - I was conquered....
I’ve skied bits of Bogong and Feathertop - and that puts me in my place - but those Western Faces.... oh man, can’t wait to see them under snow... and ski them!
Just for the record: it's you that brought huts into this!
I’m with you. I’ve skied Bogong a lot over the last 30yrs, , but I’d have preferred to have had access to the Main Range over this time. I spent much time up there <30 yrs ago, and it was great.
Sorry. Cringe. I’ll take that on my shoulders.
Probably, in pieces small enough to fit in a poo tube.
I am mentioning snow poles , drop loos and huts just to wind everyone up ;-P .
Yep. OK, I’ll just cop that.
As an aside, do you think NSW could be moved closer to Vicco, so we can spend more time up there??!!
Bloooody long drive from Melbourne....
But I suppose you’re going to say.... spring skiing - if one’s going for 3 days one might as well.......
You forgot guitars....
I am going spring skiing up there in the last week of Sept. . I may even take the snow cat from Perisher to CP and ski out there. Either up to Seaman's hut for lunch and back or take wet suit booties , cross the Snowy river and skin up to Carruthers' Peak and the ski back , doing B I G W I D E turns all the way back. The XC skiing from Spencer Ck. to CP along the Pole line is good too. So many choices and there is the ski out to Cascade hut and back from DHG, snow conditions permitting.
Been rereading this classic.
And checking out Main Range trip reports!
You can access this sort of terrain in spring by crossing the Snowy River near CP. Bring it on !!.Photo by Mr. Tee. October 2017.