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The gridded walkway that leads to the summit protects alpine vegetation.
Dan Salter, the walks guru from Thredbo, points out a 800 year-old mountain plum pine thats embedded along the rocks of the icy water.
A midget by world standards, the hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko only takes you 2228m above sea level.
Lake Cootapatamba, visible in the background, is the highest lake in Australia. A post-glacial lake, it was formed after the last ice age. ‘Cootapatamba’ is an adaptation of an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the place where eagles drink’, referring to an old tale about an eagle that was hunted down and killed for swooping away with an infant.
The dramatic alpine landscape is striking, with different grasses and ferns sprinkled with huge granite boulders.
Dawn and Dan celebrate reaching the summit of Mount Kosi, with the Monaro Plains in the background.
Tim Windshuttle talks us through the Valley Track. You can ride as far as the Old Ranger Station, and construction continues to stretch the track out as far as the Skitube Terminal.
MTB is picking up speed at Thredbo, with riders flocking to enjoy the Cannonball Downhill and Flow Trails, as well as all the cross-country tracks.
The MTB pump track is rarely empty, with riders of all ages working hard to perfect their jumps.
Craig ‘Daf’ Daly is one of Thredbo’s most knowledgeable fishermen.
Standing in the sunshine, practicing the fluid movement necessary for casting was the perfect way to end the weekend.
Daf shows us one of his intricate, handmade flies.
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