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CITO - Australia's Highest CITO

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24 January 2021, 10:30 - 11:30

The CITO - Australia's Highest CITO will be held on the Mount Kosciuszko Summit, located Mount Kosciuszko National Park Alpine Way, Thredbo New South Wales (S 36° 27.360 E 148° 15.805). The CITO has a D1/T4 Raiting because of the isolated location. This event will run for 1 hour. The event is about bringing geocachers together for a CITO to clean your local area. Rubbish Bags will be provided by the CO. Please bring you own Gloves. There will be a FTF Random Prize Draw at the Event and a Group Photo at 1100.
Event: CITO - Australia's Highest CITO
Time: 1030 to 1130
Location: Mount Kosciuszko Summit , Mount Kosciuszko NP, Alpine Way, Thredbo NSW (S 36° 27.360 E 148° 15.805)
Date: 24th January 2021


Additional Information: 

You must enter the Kosciuszko National park to get to this CITO. The cost to enter the Kosciuszko National Park is as follows:
- $27 from the start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend
- $16 throughout the rest of the year
- $190 for an annual pass(including Kosciuszko)




Below is a list of items that you should consider taking on your journey:

- Extra Clothes
- Sun Screen
- Sun Glasses
- Camera
- A printed copy of this page!
- Extra GPS batteries
- Lots of Drinking water & snack/lunch
- Wear sturdy walking shoes
- Pen and paper for your notes
- Mobile phone

Ascending the summit and reaching the CITO

This is the easiest of 7 highest peaks on 7 continents to reach. Over 200,000 people visit the summit each year. There are a few different ways to reach the summit.

1) By foot or Bike: Follow Kosciuszko/Summit Rd to Charlotte Pass. From here it's an 8Km walk up a path to the summit. Anyone with a modest level of fitness should be able to walk it. The walking track to Mount Kosciuszko from Charlotte Pass is in fact an old road, which was closed to motor vehicle access due to environmental concerns. This track can also be used to ride a bike as far as Rawson's Pass, where you must leave it and continue onto the summit by foot.

2) (Preferred Method) By Foot & Chairlift: Make your way to Thredbo Village. From here take the Crackenback chairlift to the top of Thredbo Ski resort. From here it’s a 6.5Km walk and it should take about 1 hour 45 minutes to reach the summit. This is not a difficult walk along a raised mesh walkway. The chairlift is open from 9am to 4.30pm daily for the cost of $19 one way or $24 round trip. If you miss the 4:30 p.m. deadline you will have to hike down 560 vertical meters to the bottom of the lift. No bikes are permitted beyond the chairlift towards Mt Kosciuszko.

Both tracks meet at Rawson's Pass for the final assent to the Kosciuszko summit. Australia's highest public toilet was built here in 2007 at an altitude of 2,100M. No bikes are permitted beyond this point.


COVID-19 Protocols

  • Sanitise your hands regularly; I will be providing hand sanitiser but you are encouraged to bring your own
  • Keep 1.5m social distancing
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell
  • Do Not Travel From or Through Current Covid-19 Hot Spots to Attend this CITO

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