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Conquer Kozi


  • Mount Kosciuszko NSW Australia (map)

Conquer Kosciuszko for R U OK?

R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity inspiring and empowering Australians to connect and have regular, meaningful conversations with anyone who might be struggling. By raising funds for R U OK? you increase our capacity to reach more Australians, inspire regular, meaningful conversations every day of the year, and ultimately change lives.

Challenge Highlights

  • Raising awareness and funds for national suicide prevention charity R U OK?

  • Spend quality time and connect with friends, family and fellow supporters

  • Summit Australia's Highest mountain at 2228 metres

  • View some of Australia’s most unique landscapes, weathered snow gums and rock formations on the way

  • Enjoy glorious views of Australia's highest mountain range

  • See amazing displays of wildflowers including marsh marigolds, silver snow daisies, mountain roses, and buttercups

  • Visit historic huts and Rawsons pass located along the Snowy River

Overview

Termed ‘Kozi’ by the locals, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228m), situated in New South Wales Snowy mountains, is the highest peak in Australia and one of the original 7 summits. Polish explorer Count Pawel Edmund Strzelecki was the first European to summit the peak, way back in 1840. Why isn’t it called Mt Strzelecki? Because this selfless fellow decided to name it after his Polish hero. This popular summit walk takes you to the rooftop of Australia with sweeping 360 views across the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country. Stay a while to soak in the fresh alpine air and wallow in your sense of achievement, before returning along the track.

Challenge Grade

To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the walking terrain.The Kosciuszko Challenge is graded introductory to moderate. This is primarily due to the low altitude gains and the condition of the trail which is well defined and not unduly demanding. During the challenge you will be walking for up to five to six hours at a slow but steady pace. You will need a reasonable level of fitness (remember there is no such thing as an easy trek) and we suggest 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise, (either cycling or jogging) three times a week for the three months leading up to your trek.