I decided to head up Kozzy as it is relatively short for a first overnight trip and spring snow also allowed for longer daylight hours. Plus catching the Quad Chair meant we could avoid the long uphill slog like the one out at Munyang.
We did the usual Friday arvo drive from Sydney and camped at the Diggings - a very pleasant little campsite a few clicks before Thredbo.
Day 1: Thredbo to Seaman's Hut via Kozzy
We woke around 7:00 and headed to Thredbo just after 9:00. After pfaffing around with parking, coffee, lift tickets and ablutions we didn't actually get onto the quad chair until 10:30ish and finally to the top at 11:00. We decided to have a play on the T-bars up here for an hour or so and then finally decided to head off for Kozzy.
As we went over the top of the ridgeline that you can see between Anton and Kozzy, we passed a beatifully setup Blue snow tent and it wasn't long before we reached the exhaust vents at the saddle below Kozzy.
We finally got back to the saddle, when drfiting out of the whiteout we hear the faint word - "Hello?".
We think What The? and sure enough a minute later two young guys materialise with nothing but day packs and ask "Would you guys happend to have a map on you?", which soon led the additional query of "You haven't seen a Blue Tent around here have you?". Anyway, these two guys had wandered off from their Blue Tent, got lost, tried to find their way back, went down the wrong gully, retraced their steps only to then end up in a whiteout!!! Anyway, we soon sent them off in the right direction as they had luckily pitched their tent right next to the board walk which I believe runs most of the way from the Quad Chair to Kozzy. No wonder people die in the mountains!
One of the guys must've been feeling guilty as when bedtime approached he decided to test out his new high tech sleeping bag and emergency shelter, which ended up being a space blanket that he wrapped around himself. He slept all night outside the Hut, but I can't imagine it was comfortable with all the spindrift blowing under the space blanket and sleeping bag. These guys had a plethora of new lightweight equipment - Jetboil Stoves, Ultralight airmats etc, which made me think that I might need to look into replacing some of my 20 year old stuff.
Day 2: Seaman's Hut to Thredbo via The Snowy River
I think we got back to cars not long after lunch which meant an easy drive back to Sydney.