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After skiing/skinning along the ridgeline to the south of Kosciuszko for about a kilometre, avoiding the large cornice to the skiers left, the southern face then drops down fairly steeply to Rawson Creek and on to Cootapatamba Hut.
The corniced rocky ridge line to the west provides shelter from the elements compared to the extremely exposed summit of Kosciuszko, thus granting some nice fresh snow at times as well as spring corn.
This area is really easy to navigate and fills in quickly and early in the season, it also acts as a great way to get back out towards the Ramshead.
Afterwards, to get back to the summit, simply skin back up the way you came.