KOSCIUSZKO SUMMER CAMPING ADVENTURES
Spend three days camping out in the mountains - climb Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s Highest Peak, learn what gear to take and alpine survival skills.
Treat yourself to an overnight adventure in the alps and experience the wild beauty of the alpine environment including a trip to the top of Mt Kosciuszko!
Camping provides a unique opportunity to watch the sunset over snow covered mountains before you settle down for the night in your warm three season sleeping bag. You will learn essential skills for the wilderness: where and how to set up camp, how to cook a hot meal and drink, navigation, group management, hydration and how to prevent hypothermia.
Group sizes are small - no more than 6 people. This ensures that Mike can spend time with each of you, focusing on your individual needs, interests, and skill levels. We highly recommend spending three days and two nights on a snow camping tour to learn how to camp in the alpine setting and in a relaxed way experience the wild beauty of the winter alpine environment.
Checkout this YouTube link showcasing one of my favourite Kosciuszko walks Scenic peaks walk with Alpine guide Mike Edmondson - YouTube
2018 summer dates: March 25-28 (Camping Scenic plus some peaks), (plus other group dates by special request)
2019 summer walking alpine wildflower season dates: Plus dates on request for customised trips
Cost : Three days $590pp for 3-5 clients, $780pp for 2 clients, $1110pp for 1 client.
Four days $784pp for 3-5 clients, $1040pp for 2 clients, $1800pp for 1 client
Five days $980pp for 3-5 clients, $1300pp for 2 clients, $2250pp for 1 client
If you book a complete private group of 5 walkers for a Camping Walk or 5 to 6 walkers for a Lodge based Walk I will give each client a signed copy of my 84 page hardcover photography book " The Australian Alps" valued at $30 each
·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 3 days
·Instruction in camp craft, alpine survival, navigation & photography
·Kosciuszko Express Chairlift return ride
·Mt. Kosciuszko Certificate
·Travel to and from Thredbo
·Accommodation and meals
· Camping Equipment (hire gear is available as follows for three days): Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm sleep mat $30 pp, Macpac Minaret four season tent $50 pp or two person Macpac Olympus four season tent $75 per tent, down winter sleeping bag and inner sheet $40 pp, overnight backpack & rain cover $30 pp, stove & food $90 pp or $30 pp/day stove & fuel.
·Personal clothing and equipment (Can also be hired on request)
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 a detailed 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 snow shoe, skiing and walking tours 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. Lodge based options are also available.
NB. Customised walking tours 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.