Watsons Creek Return to Tenison Woods Saddle

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

From Watsons Creek, follow the drainage line back up to Tenison Woods Saddle

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
410 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
30˚
Watsons Creek Return to Tenison Woods Saddle Map

After skiing down to Watsons Creek, buckle up and start skinning back up the drainage line to the prominent saddle between Tenison Woods Knoll and Mt Twynam. Follow the river lower down, and in a good season it should be covered higher up, but it can always be helpful to orientate yourself. Watch out for any avalanche activity on the way up and hopefully you will have already checked snow conditions beforehand. The climb is relatively simple and takes about 1-2 hours, depending on fitness.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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