Up to Sentinel

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Both a hike and a run and nothing beats the view.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
184 m
Ascent
54 m
Descent
0 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
22˚
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Description

This is an access point to the runs off the Sentinel peak, yet the run back down from the peak, if things are looking too dicey up there or if you go purely for the view, is actually a really nice ride. Short and of course not much vertical, but gives a nice gradient with an absolutely incredible backdrop. Simply follow the ridge line up and down just take care if you are doing this after some weather, as the exposed summit can be absolutely treacherous. Cornices can form along the ridge line, and there are some significant crags on the way up, just take care, don't skin up, boot pack your way up and ski the way down, whichever route you take.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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