The long way up Hannels Spur to Mount Kosciuszko

Date(s) - 13 Dec 2019 until 15 Dec 2019


  • Grade 5 Hard
  • Leader: Mick
  • Phone: 0437101009
  • DEb
  • 0410047884
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  • Final booking date: 6/12/19 (Friday)

The challenging Hannels Spur walking track in the NSW Snowy Mountains is now cleared from the base to the top of the spur, opening its full length to hikers. The 15.5km track(Approx), which leads to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko from near Geehi Flat on the Alpine Way, is unique in offering the greatest elevation gain (1800m) of any single walk in Australia. Climbing through the full range of vegetation from heavily forested slopes above the Geehi and Swampy Plain Rivers to sub-alpine and alpine plains on the top of the Main Range.

Although the trail is now clear all the way to the top of the spur itself. From Byatts Camp we need to follow 3-4km of uncleared footpad through alpine heath above the tree line to Wilkinson Creek valley

Leaving Albury early on Friday we will drive to Thredbo, where we will leave a car. We will then return to Geehi and set up camp for the night.

We will be leaving camp early Saturday morning to start the walk. This will give us plenty of time and hopefully, we will get to Wilkinsons Valley where we’ll camp for the night.

On Sunday, we will take The Main Range Track to Kosciusko Summit, before following the metal board walk past The Rams Heads to the Express Chairlift and return to the car at Thredbo. Then drive home, stopping for something to eat on the way.


This is a BIG walk and not for everyone. However, there is the possibility if we could get someone willing to lead a second group, that on Saturday, another group of walkers could catch the chairlift from Thredbo and meet us at Wilkinsons Valley for the night. Both groups on Sunday, would then summit Kosciuszko and return to Thredbo together.

Co Leader. (depending on sufficient numbers)

If someone would like to lead a second group from Thredbo to meet us at Wilkinsons  Valley for the night, could you contact me please