Mount Ossa

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Mount Ossa is the highest mountain on the Australian island of Tasmania. It is located in the Cradle Mountain and Lake Saint Clair National Park, in the north central part of the island. This is an excellent backpacking landscape, with many craggy summits rising above lush, wild slopes, and pristine lakes throughout. There is an extensive network of trails throughout the region, including a trail that connects Mount Ossa and nearby Cradle Mountain (5,069 ft.).

Elevation (feet): 5,305
Elevation (meters): 1,617
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Latitude: -41.9
Longitude: 146.017
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Nearest major airport: Hobart, Tasmania
Convenient Center: Devonport, Tasmania

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 8 trip reports for Mount Ossa.

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  • Log #19128 - by Louis-Philippe Loncke on Nov 14, 2006
    11/11/2004 Mt Ossa, is to be climbed from the Overland Track. from the junction on the main track, the climb is a sidetrip of 307m ascent. It takes between 2-3 hours for the trip up and back...
  • Log #6030 - by Evan Durland on Feb 19, 2003
    Cold tasmanian summers! summited in fog and snow, almost turned back but pushed on at brother's tenacity. The summit was clouded in we couldnt see more than 5 feet. it was kinda scary when i lost...
  • Log #6031 - by Brian Hall on Feb 27, 2002
    I am so very fortunate to work in such a beatiful and precious part of our planet. As a field ranger and commercial guide the opportunity to share my home with others and to highlight the need to...
  • Log #6032 - by Simon Kellett on Feb 11, 2002
    I saw a cloud bounce off Mt Narcissius and I met Black Pete. (the biggest possum I have ever met). I discovered that the longer I am in the wilderness, the better I get.
  • Log #6033 - by stymie miasma on Feb 22, 2000
    it was a real struggle getting to the peak...constant boulder hopping really takes it out of you after a prolonged period. added to that is the rather steep climb up onto the saddle between pelion...
  • Log #6034 - by Mark Penry on Aug 11, 1999
    The best part about climbing this mountain is that it is in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world.
  • Log #6035 - by winnie on Dec 30, 1998
    what a nasty mtn!!! this was where i fell between 2 enormous dolerite rocks the size of a brontosaurus. and ended up dying of multiple compound fractures. i'm writing this from purgatory.....the...
  • Log #6036 - by ian rutherford on Dec 29, 1998
    tassie's highest peak ...1612m ..some great boulder hopping and magnificent views from the top.. cradle mountain, barn bluff, federation peak and more.