Southerly Ramshead to South Ramshead

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

A very simple traverse from the Southerly Ramshead (as labelled on the map) to the South Ramshead which is due south.

Ski Touring Easy

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
28 m
Descent
69 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
13˚
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Southerly Ramshead to South Ramshead Map

Description

This is a very simply skin along the ridgeline to the south from the Southerly Ramshead to the South Ramshead. It is approximately 1 kilometre between the two peaks, and both are typified by very rocky knolls. You can either stay up along the ridgeline and take in the views from both sides, or take a shorter faster route just to the east of the ridgeline, but keeping enough vertical so you don't need to climb up too far before heading to the South Ramshead summit. This should only take about an hour.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Equipment required

  • Skins

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