snow camping

  1. E

    Advice needed Ice axe and Crampons

    Hey guys, I'm planning on doing a winter backcountry camping trip this July. I have no concerns about required gear with the exception of crampons and an ice axe. I am not sure if they are necessary to take. Currently, I would probably take micro-spikes and an ice axe. We don't ascend a slope...
  2. uncle buck

    Question Snow Camping Sage: Words of wisdom?

    Just back from two nights camping in a blizzard. It occurs to me that I learn something new every trip. I won't lie, part of me wants others to suffer as they learn, just like I did (20 year old K-Mart sleeping bag, tent pitched in a wind tunnel etc...), but a fractionally larger part of me...
  3. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Trip Report J.B.Hut snow camp and XC ski trip. Aug.27th-30th 2019

    Hi. Your correspondent in the field has been away on another successful XC ski trip .I have just returned.I snow camped at J.B. hut (in the Dinner Plain/ Mt. Hotham area) for three nights and I did a lot of Nordic skiing.It is an exceedingly long drive to Dinner Plain via...
  4. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Trip Report Mt.Buffalo XC ski and snow camping trip.Aug.12-14th 2019 .Once in a decade snow conditions!!

    Your correspondent in the field dropped everything and headed for " The Buff " following the 4 day blizzard that has recently transformed SE Australia's ski locations for Nordic skiing. @Carola (a.k.a Ms. C.) has been interested in trying out snow camping and the Stone...
  5. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Trip Report J.B.Hut snow camping and XC skiing.24-26/8/18

    I have just completed another XC ski trip and a full trip report with many photos will be forthcoming in the next day or two.Suffice to say it has been very sunny, there has been plenty of snow and I have XC skied until I cannot walk properly ;-p...
  6. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Trip Report Mt.Stirling. July 8,9,10th 2018

    Hi, I just came back from Mt. Stirling: Two nights of snow camping at King Spur hut. I had a one hour private skiing lesson at the Hut . Yes the instructor skied up the hill from TBJ to King Spur hut in 58 min.s on boiler plate ice!!.He gave a me a one on one ski...
  7. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mt.Stirling. July 29th & 30th 2017

    I lead a group of VNPA snow shoe trekkers up Mt. Stirling and up the Bluff spur track on Sat. July 29th. There was no snow at TBJ but at least it didn't rain at Carters Rd. the night before , where we were camped and which enabled us to get an early start. The...