Summited October 27, 2011
Australian Mainland: Kosciuszko (7,310'/2229m)
simple walk-up on the otherwise relatively flat Australian continent. But if you
want to be very precise, there is a volcano that Australia has in her territory on
Heard Island - Mawsons
Peak, 9005'/2745m. It is an active volcano about 2500 miles off the western coast
of Australia e.g. the middle of the Indian Ocean and the island has no ports or villages.
The second highest mountain on the Australian mainland is Mt. Townsend at 7,247'/2209m
and is 2 miles north of Kosciuszko. It is somewhat more 'craggy' than Kosciuszko
but is still a simple walk up. It is reported that the locals ask each climber to
take a rock to the summit with the goal of surpassing it's higher neighbor.