Leatherbarrel Creek Return to Ramshead

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Following Leatherbarrel Creek back up to Ramshead, which can be very useful to return to Thredbo.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
3.7 km
Ascent
570 m
Descent
39 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
29˚
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Leatherbarrel Creek Return to Ramshead Map

Description

From wherever you drop in, follow the creek line up to the head of the river. Stay on the left bank of the river as you head up, otherwise you may have to cross several creeks and it is easier to do one than many. At the source of the river, at the base of The Corrie, head left and up to the ridgeline, be careful here as when there is lots of snow, cornices can form, so make sure you take a line where you can see the way up. From the base of The Corrie to the Ramshead takes about an hour, you can also use this route to head down to Thredbo, refer to the Karels T-bar to Ramshead line for more info.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Equipment required

  • Skins

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