Mt Howitt

Elevation (feet): 5,715
Elevation (meters): 1,742
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Range/Region: Victoria Alps
Latitude: -37.174543
Longitude: 146.647911
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: Circa 1852
First successful climber(s): Gold prospectors
Nearest major airport: Melbourne
Convenient Center: Mansfield or Traralgon

Thanks to Bogong for adding this peak.

Despite it's relatively modest height, Mt Howitt has a true alpine feeling. The huge summit dome is comparable to Mt Bogong's, but without a snowpole line.

Tracks to the north lead to the spectacular Crosscut Saw, to the east is Macallister Springs with it's refuge Hut, to the south west is Mt Magdala and Hell's Window and over the cliffs to the west is the ski resort of Mt Buller.

Access isn't hard in summer, but in winter the Howitt High Plains, Bindaree and Cobbler Lake roads are all closed by snow and at least a week should be allowed for a return trip.

Thanks to Bogong for this description.