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B/C meet ups

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by tetrix_, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. tetrix_

    tetrix_ First Runs

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    Hey!

    I'm studying here from Canada and brought my splitboard with me in case the snow was good here or in NZ and am well keen to get out there. The backcountry isn't exactly a place for soloists so I figure I'd ask where to hear about meet-ups / or if anyone wouldn't mind a tag along.

    Hope to hear from you!
     
  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Welcome tetrix_ :cheers:
     
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  3. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where are you based mate?
     
  4. Diarmait

    Diarmait Hard Yards

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    I believe Splitfest is happening in 2 weeks time down on the NSW main range, look it up, should be a great way to meet up with fellow boarders.
     
  5. neck_deep

    neck_deep Addicted

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    Hey Mate,

    We're out in NSW or Vic most weekends so give me a yell and i can let you know the weekends plans.
    Cheers
     
  6. smackies

    smackies A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure is.

    http://www.splitfest.com.au/nsw.html
     
  7. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I don't ride a snow board or ski but I am out there in the Victorian Alpine back country every fortnight from late June until the first weekend of October. So far this season I have been to Mt Buffalo, Mt. Torbreck , Mt Stirling (twice) and Mt Bogong.
    I have picked my visits to these places to coincide with some favourable conditions.
     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And the relevance of that is....?
     
  9. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I am happy to have able bodied , friendly and well equipped units come along with me to the back country snow areas if they wish , and I have indicated clearly where such trips have taken place so far. The next two trips will be to Mt. Feathertop and Mt. Nelse , respectively .
     
  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Damn, I'm not a unit. Counts me out.
     
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  11. dossa5

    dossa5 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I figured that.
     
  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pity. It would be a privilege to schuss down a slope and then stand around waiting for another unit to walk down.
     
  13. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hit us up if in NSW
     
  14. Vanders

    Vanders Hard Yards

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    25th to 28th August - I'll be on the main range with a small group. All on tele skis except for one potential first time splitboarder.
    We'll be camping out around wilkinsons creek or nearby that area.
     
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  15. TIA_Macca

    TIA_Macca Hard Yards

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    Me and 3 mates will be heading out to feathertop ( near mt hotham ) 25-27th august . Shoot me msg if interested
     
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  16. touroz

    touroz First Runs

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    Hey Vanders, would you be keen to have another member if my tent arrives in time? If not might just join you for a day, if that's okay! Know the area well, on touring setup so wouldn't slow you down.
     
  17. tetrix_

    tetrix_ First Runs

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    Hey thanks for all the replies! I've been inundated with uni the last week so sorry to give the cold shoulder. I'm based in Geelong. I'm thinking of heading into Hotham Thursday, back by Saturday night. Anyone be in the area / heading up?
     
  18. Vanders

    Vanders Hard Yards

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    Yeah that'd be fine with me. PM me closer to the date.
     
  19. touroz

    touroz First Runs

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    Sounds good, will do!
     
  20. essjaywhy

    essjaywhy One of Us

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    Hi anyone touring next week & can take 1 more ?
    Im staying in Crackenback, Mon 29 - Fri 03,
    Im without transport but with day ski-touring gear;
    would love to tagalong to a big day& big lines / *** summit Kosci *** / or even a cruisy halfday;
    well exp in b.c so I wont drag you down ; & on it from recent tours this month;
    will pay u back in beers, travel $, or host u back in nz

    Cheers ~
     
  21. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dang, I'll be rolling in 1 day too late on Saturday 4th.
    Have fun.
     
  22. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Trade you for an introduction to some of those hardcore wildergirls you guys breed over there.
     
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  23. essjaywhy

    essjaywhy One of Us

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    I am a Virgin on the Aussie white-stuff
     
  24. neck_deep

    neck_deep Addicted

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    Anyone keen for Hotham on the weekend. looking for a big day out past loch Saturday me thinks.
     
  25. snowishing

    snowishing Hard Yards

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    Will try in here. Looking to join a day trip group Saturday if anyone is willing.

    First time visitor to Thredbo. Not significant BC experience (half a dozen day tours around Myoko area).
    Strong skier, got the basic gear (skins, beacon, shovel and probe) and fit (but average climber compared to some of the mountain goats!)
    Let me know, cheers
     
  26. Skiddy85

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    I'm thinking about heading up to NSW from Vic for the weekend 17th/18th. Don't want to head out solo as I haven't been out that way in winter before. Pretty agnostic about where, and happy to tag along if someone if going out for just a day or for the weekend. Reasonably fit, lots of snow camping experience, not a lot of touring experience. Skins and shovel, but no beacon, so if it looks sketchy I'll be bailing.
     
  27. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    PM sent your way tetrix
     
  28. essjaywhy

    essjaywhy One of Us

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    cheers for the hosting G,
    lovely drop into the TwinV and a nice tour,
     
  29. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    My pleasure, great company, never ceases to amaze me the quality of people you meet in the BC community. Glad we didn't go Friday
     
  30. essjaywhy

    essjaywhy One of Us

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    We did kosci on fri
    Summit ridge in the whiteout, the saddle disappeared right then in front of us
    Weather followed us at our pace all the way back to the swimming pool
    The start of 18 Hours of rain
    Was a good navigation exercise

    Good end to the trip w 4 days touring
     
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  31. Camelot

    Camelot One of Us

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    Well i'm back from all points North & West. Had to bail on another Hotham season to attend Glastonbury and then cycle around France/Spain, tough life....
    Just drove across for a month of getting whatever i can. (Weather obs; Nullarbor was fine and sunny)
    [​IMG] We picked up one of the wise men in Norseman and he guided us across.....

    So, the plan is to head up Bogong tomorrow, hunker probably at Michell Hut and hope for snow, stay until Saturday or bail if conditions are damp.....
    After that possibly Feathertop next week or other options, weather dependent. I'm on a splitboard with a black helmet, see you out there....
     
  32. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'm heading out (NSW) on Wednesday if anyone wants to catch up for a walk and a slide. Preferably out of CP but I suppose that will depend on whether the road is clear...