Photographer's Note

The "hill" you see there is Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain with an elevation of 2,228 meters. As you can see, the terrain is not particularly mountainous and it is more of a "hike" than a "climb" to get to the top of this mountain. The dark trail you see there is actually steel mesh which I presume has been put in place to protect the alpine tundra. If I recall correctly the steepest part of the hike was climbing up the ski slopes at Thredbo Village. The snow here on the eastern side lasts through the summer.

And how did this mountain & park get named after a Polish general? Polish explorer Paul Strzelecki "discovered" and named the mountain thus in 1840 because the shape of the mountain reminded him of Kosciusko's tomb in Krakow.

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Additional Photos by Mike Chachich (mdchachi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 14 N: 193] (1612)
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