AAWT: Taylors Crossing – Dead Horse Gap

Date(s) - 28 Oct 2017 until 5 Nov 2017


  • Grade 4
  • Leader: John Hillard
  • Phone:
  • Bernadette Cromarty
  • 0419241687
  • Participant numbers:6
  • Final booking date: Fri Oct 13th

Last year, a (select) few of us did the Hotham to Bogong and Bogong to Taylors Crossing (Mitta River) sections of the Alpine Walking Track. This walk tackles the next section to Thredbo over eight days. There will be an option to cheat on the first day by dropping our heavy packs at the first campsite by the Mitta-Benambra Road and walking from Taylors Crossing with day packs.   However, the next day will involve a long grind up to Johnnie’s Top with seven days food in the pack.   If the weather is suitable, we’ll take the original AWT route over the Cobberas and, if not, we’ll take the track. The walk starts in remote and rugged mountain country, involves a couple of days off track and finishes on the high plains of the Snowy Mountains.   The logistics of this will be tricky so we’ll be looking for volunteers to drive us to the Mitta River and/or collect us from Thredbo. This will again be a joint effort with Bernadette Cromarty taking the bookings and John Hillard doing the rest.  Numbers are limited to six and you’ll need to be fit to handle a couple of big climbs.