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Mount Gingera
Mount Gingera's summit in winter
Highest point
Elevation1,857 m (6,093 ft)[1]
Prominence357 m (1,171 ft)[1]
Coordinates35°35′S 148°47′E / 35.583°S 148.783°E / -35.583; 148.783Coordinates: 35°35′S 148°47′E / 35.583°S 148.783°E / -35.583; 148.783[1]
Geography
Mount Gingera
Mount Gingera
Location in the ACT
LocationAustralian Capital Territory /
New South Wales, Australia
Parent rangeBrindabella Range

Mount Gingera is a mountain with an elevation of 1,857 metres (6,093 ft) AHD  located within the Brindabella Range on the border between the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales in Australia. The summit of the mountain is located within the ACT, and is the second highest peak in the territory.

The mountain is the most prominent snow-covered peak to be seen from Canberra in winter. It is located on the border between New South Wales and the ACT, the NSW portion in Kosciuszko National Park and the ACT portion in Namadgi National Park. The sub-alpine sphagnum bogs on the flanks of Mount Gingera and nearby Mount Ginini to the north are known habitats of the endangered Northern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyi).

Route

Mount Gingera may be reached by walking from Corin Dam up and along Stockyard Spur to its junction with the Mount Franklin Road. Continue south along the road, passing Pryors Hut before either following a track or simply climbing the moderate eastern slope.[2] Alternatively you can approach the mountain by driving via the Mount Franklin Road and parking a vehicle at Mount Ginini before continuing on foot. In winter this road will generally be closed at Mount Franklin due to snow and it offers the northernmost cross country skiing terrain in the Australian Alps.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Gingera, Australia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Snow Hiking up Mt Gingera, Canberra". Spirit Quest Travel. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2021.