TRA 12 MAR. Mt Kosciuszko. The view from the path winding around the crest up to the summit. CREDIT KATRINA LOBLEY.

Vertical integration

Katrina Lobley walks beside toddlers and teenagers on a group push to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko.

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On the far side

As a blizzard rages, Dugald Jellie hunkers down at the Kosciuszko Chalet where skiers have sheltered since 1930.

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Back country survival ... tents pitched in the snow in Kosciuszko National Park.

No country for cold men

With snowshoes, a 20-kilogram pack and a sense of adventure, Ben Stubbs heads off-piste to learn the skills of survival.

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Your questions

My partner and I did a New Zealand walk where you can stay in rustic huts? Is there anything similar in NSW?

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High and mighty

Louise Southerden tiptoes through the buttercups on a guided overnight walk in Kosciuszko National Park.

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Kosciuszko at a trot

Ben Stubbs hears stories of brumbies as he saddles up for a cross-country adventure.

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Glorious granite . . . rock formations highlight the rugged beauty of Kosciuszko National Park.

Of ice and men

A trek to the ill-fated Charlottes Pass chairlift reveals harsh beauty and the folly of an ambitious dream, writes Ben Stubbs.

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