Where is it? In the Snowy Mountains, NSW
Okay, okay, so it’s not Everest. At 2228 meters above sea level, the climb is more of a hiking trail. But the walk is beautiful in summer, when the wildflowers are out, the air is crisp, and the river crossings flow with pure melted snow water. For some, the walk starts with an easy ride up the Kosciuszko Express chairlift, 1.2km west south-west of Thredbo Village. But most people drive to Charlotte Pass, from where it’s an 8km hike straight to the top.