FKT: Anthony Alston - Australia's 15 Highest Peaks (NSW, Australia) - 2015-12-29

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Australia's 15 Highest Peaks
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15h 20m 9s

Note Anthony did a slightly different link-up from what is described on the route page, but did summit 15 peaks in the area.  His route description follows.

Begin at the bridge where Merritt's Nature Track and Friday Drive intersect (between the express chairlift and Alpine Motel). Follow the Thredbo River Track westerly ±3 miles until Dead Horse Gap. Ascend for ±2.25 miles before leaving the trail to navigate toward South Rams Head. Follow ridge from South Rams Head to Rams Head and subsequently North Rams Head, eventually reaching Lake Cootapatamba and reconvening with the established trail. Ascend Baldwin Peak (aka Etheridge Ridge) and Mt. Kosciuszko. ±1.5 miles north of Kosciuszko, head west to reach Mt. Du Faur (aka Byatt's Camp). Abbott Peak, Mt. Townsend, and Alice Rawson Peak (Edwards Peak) require some scrambling before traversing east to Mueller's Peak. After crossing the walking track, Mt. Northcote can be gained. Similarly, Mt. Lee requires a slight detour, while Carruther's Peak is passed after having rejoined the track. Roughly ±.66 miles from Carruther's, head north for Tenison Woods Knoll (Watson's Crag Dome) and Mt. Twynam. Return to the walking trail heading south, crossing the Snowy River before climbing Mt. Stilwell. Return to the summit walking track, pass Seaman's Hut, and descend via a combination of Merrit's Nature Track and ski runs.