Mount Kosciuszko

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko01Oct06.JPG
View of Mount Kosciuszko from the east
Elevation 2,228 m (7,310 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,228 m (7,310 ft)
Listing Seven Summits
Ultra
Location
Mount Kosciuszko is located in New South Wales
Mount Kosciuszko
New South Wales, Australia
Range Great Dividing Range / Main Range
Coordinates 36°27′21.53″S 148°15′48″E / 36.4559806°S 148.26333°E / -36.4559806; 148.26333Coordinates: 36°27′21.53″S 148°15′48″E / 36.4559806°S 148.26333°E / -36.4559806; 148.26333
Climbing
First ascent 1840 by Paweł Edmund Strzelecki
Easiest route Walk (dirt road)

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia. The mountain is 2,228 m (7,310 ft) above sea level.[2] The mountain is in the south east corner of New South Wales, where it is part of the Great Dividing Range. The Indigenous Australians called the whole mountain Tar-gan-gil.[2] The first European to discover the mountain was the Polish explorer, Count Paul Strzelecki in 1840.[2] He named it Kosciuszko after the Polish patriot, Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746 - 1817).[3]

Mount Kosciuszko is now part of the large Koscuiszko National Park.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Kosciuszko National Park". Australian Alps National Parks. http://www.australianalps.environment.gov.au/parks/kosciuszko.html. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Southerden, Louise (6 February 2010). "Mount Kosciuszko". Mount Kosciuszko. http://www.mtkosciuszko.org.au/eng1024.htm. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. Rygielski, Janusz (2011). "Who was Kosciuszko?". Mount Kosciuszko. http://www.mtkosciuszko.org.au/eng1024.htm. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

Other websites[change | edit source]