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Byadbo wilderness and Aries Tor Ramshead Range Kosciuszko area Australia

March 7, 2019

On the week end of 1-3  March 2019, I spent two nights camped at two locations in the Kosciuszko  National Park with good friend David Marriott, The aim of the weekend was to take full advantage of the unpolluted (dark skies). 

 

Our first stop was at a location in the Byadbo Wildness area, an area famed for sightings of the elusive Yowie man and also for Brumbies (not stating an opinion here - just a fact!). I took time lapses of the Emu rising in the South  eastern sky over the Snowy River Valley and also of the Southern Cross as it started its ascent into the southern sky.

 

At around midday we caught the chairlift up from Thredbo to the edge of the Ramshead Range and climbed going off the main Kosciuszko track to an altitude of 2092 metres (according to my GPS) where we struck camp near Aires Tor, a note worthy jumble of granite tors, among many in the Ramshead range.  A incoming storm was very threatening but provided a colourful backdrop for our photos. We turned into bed early with cloudy skies hoping for it to clear up. As it tutnrs out it did and from around midnight to nearly 3:00 am we captured the magnificence of the Milky way core as it rose between Aries Tor and an imposing hill of rocks next to it.  An apline creek flowed nearby proving some perfect reflections of Orion as it set in the west.

 

I hope you enjoy my series of shots and get to experience this sometime yourself!