Mount Kosciuszko Climb




The Mount Kosciuszko Climb is a basic mountaineering course in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW. The course includes a Mount Kosciuszko ascent, snow camping & mountain skills.


Allie firmly believes that a solid skill base leads to the success of any mountaineering expedition and she wants to share her knowledge and experience with you. This course is designed for outdoor enthusiasts keen to broaden their horizons into the world of mountaineering. It is a good training course for Allie's overseas mountaineering expeditions or for adventurers heading abroad on other expeditions or technical mountaineering courses. During this course participants will undertake a Winter ascent of Mt Kosciuszko.


Basic skills include:
- Snow camping

- Navigation in extreme alpine environments

- Snow climbing and snow and ice anchors

- Crevasse rescue and glacier travel techniques

- Self rescue

- Self arrest

- Crampon techniques

- Ice axe techniques

- Belaying, climbing, abseiling and rope management techniques


  • Three nights camping in the Kosciusko National Park

  • NPWS usage and permit fees and public liability insurance

  • Skills instruction by a fully qualified instructor

  • The use of group emergency equipment (First Aid Kit, PLB, GPS, maps and compasses)

  • The use of group camping equipment (tents, stoves, toileting kits)

  • The use of group technical climbing equipment (ropes, snow stakes, ice screws, climbing hardware)

  • The use of some personal technical climbing equipment (snow shoes, trekking poles, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets and climbing hardware)

  • All meals during the course (from lunch Day 1 to lunch Day 4)

  • A Kosciuszko Express backcountry lift ticket at Thredbo Resort




A deposit of $250 is required to reserve a place on the Basic Mountaineering Course. The full balance of the course fee must be paid for your place to be confirmed on the course. Full payment is due one month prior to the course start date. Email for a booking form, payment details and terms and conditions.


Please feel free to contact us on 0410 318 249 with any questions about the course. We look forward to meeting you!


Take note: We endeavour to camp in the Ramsheads area above Thredbo but we may not be able to do this in high winds. In this case we will camp lower in the tree line. We have the use of a sled to help carry group gear to our base camp in the Ramsheads however if we camp in the tree line we are unable to use a sled. Participants on this course need to have previous pack carrying experience and should expect to carry a pack of around 20kg. We walk for approximately 1.5km through snow with snow shoes to arrive at our base camp. One backcountry lift pass only is included in the course price. 



22nd-25th August 2019

Course is full

Guiding ratio 1:4


Pre course meeting:

4pm at a location 10 min from Jindabyne the afternoon before the course commences to complete gear checks and issue equipment/food. (This allows time for participants to shop for any pieces of gear or clothing they may need)

Course officially commences the next morning. You must organise your own accomodation for this night and dinner is not provided.

Day 1: Meet 7:30am Jindabyne (breakfast not provided). Pack and travel to Thredbo. Hike to stay at our snow base camp.

Day 2,3,4: Mountain skills training with ascent of Mt Kosciuszko. Finish approx. 4pm Thredbo Village on 4th day.


Allie Pepper Adventures
LIC 15/78

"Last August I did the basic mountaineering course with Allie Pepper Adventures and it was a great introduction to alpine backcountry mountaineering.  I found Allie to be so helpful from even before I booked the course.  She was always available to answer questions and help with getting gear organised.  I had never met Allie before the first day of the course but from the minute my friend and I arrived it felt like I was just on a trip with friends.  We had a great time going through gear the night before and talking about past experiences over dinner.  Allie was a great instructor and the course was as much about having fun as it was about how to be safe in the mountains.  I am hoping to get in a big mountain with Allie as soon as I can, but at the very least I will be back for another mountaineering course around the snowy mountains this year."

-Taryn Dickens