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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by simo_tele, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Ahhhh... my base camp had that in mind, except up in those rocks, Janus, can get a tad breezy... [​IMG] back in the trees on the spur up from DHG is better. Others agree. [​IMG]
     
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  2. janus

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    I wish I was out there right now!
     
  3. Mangoes

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    This one might be a goer for me as an introduction to the BC. Possibly might also be able to get the +1 convinced and a mate from his work who is keen to do a BC trip.

    Got a million gear questions so will start another thread rather than hijacking this one.
     
  4. Snow Addict

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    Wow! A bit far out for me to decide, but I'm interested in a BC intro as well.

    Will keep a keen eye on this thread...
     
  5. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I reckon newbies to BC could cope.. perhaps the xtreme team could go and tackle the steeps, and gumbies like me could just shuffle aroudn the tops. Little trips out to Townsend and the Abbotts on good days. Plenty of material. [​IMG]
     
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  6. simo_tele

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    just thought it was time for another one of these (even though i just realised this is less than a week away from uni exams and i'll end up taking books to study)...

    :woohoo:
     
  7. John Deere

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    Throw away the soap my friend [​IMG]
     
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  8. telemarx

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    C'mon JD, it's only a weekend. Your aroma doesn't get bad enough to escape your windshell in that short time :p
     
  9. Shrek

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    we'll build an igloo around him to isolate us from the smell
     
  10. plankus

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    I'm definately interested as well - will be keeping a close eye on this thread to see how things progress. I'm good for any weekend in September too!

    Are there any snowboarders going?
     
  11. Jay Woo

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    Sorry been over in aus.bicycle for the summer :rolleyes: Any date is good for me. Place; I know F-all about N.S.W so I'll leave it up to ppl in the know & keep following the thread [​IMG] Sheez, I might learn something :cheers:
     
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  12. Jay Woo

    Jay Woo One of Us

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    I Board. Hey Sidetrack, what mode are you choosing?
     
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  13. Belly

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    There will be a few, well, Jay Woo as mentioned above, myself, maybe sidetrack.
     
  14. sidetrack

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    Im not sure what mode yet. If I head up with Jay Woo probably the board. If it has just dumped I will board if its nice spring stuff mabye tele's.
     
  15. John Deere

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    I was meaning he should throw it away now so he would fit in with you lot by September [​IMG] :out:
     
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  16. cowboydan

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    can you ski out of leather barrel creek? approx how long does it take to get there from the top t-bar (karels or whatever it is called). how much of the way can you ski / snowboard.
     
  17. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    cowboy dan it doesn't take very long at all to shuffle to LBC from Karels. Getting back is a trudge however, which can take some hours depending on snow, fitness and weather.
     
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    so u cant just ski through the trees to the road
     
  19. telemark fred

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    If you go downhill from Leatherbarrel creek you will eventually hit the Alpine way. On the way you will run out of snow and strike very dense vegetation. When you finally get to the road you will then find yourself about 15km+ from Thredbo.

    The usual routine is to hike back to the top of the catchment and then down via the thredbo ski runs, or down to dead horse gap.

    The trudge Majikthise was referring to was from the bottom of your run back to the top of the rams head range.
     
  20. cowboydan

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    has anyone skied aroung lady northcote before? whats better, watsons crag or lady northcote.
     
  21. stallie

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    Can't compare to Watson's Crag, but the lake Albina Valley is superb. It offers a fantastic variety of terrain. You can't camp in the Albina valley though - set up just below (south) of Meuller's Pass and it's easy day trips to Townsend, Little Austria, and the LNC.

    The advantage from under Meuller's Pass is that you can usually get out to Seaman's Hut and to Charlotte's Pass in grotty weather - much harder if you're below Lake Albina somewhere.
     
  22. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    both superb!
     
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  23. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    agreed.. with the western faces its all good.
     
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    What sort of distances and terrain conditions are we talking about for the hike in and out?

    My main basis for comparison is walks around the Blue Mountains, eg. out to Mt Solitary. Only done day walks/carrying small day pack before.
     
  25. VSG

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    These resources are going to dissappear of DARb when brad next does a clean up.. can the trip coordinator save them somewhere please? In fact, the whole thread needs Knowledge Banking.. - skifree?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  26. simo_tele

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  27. VSG

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    thanks st/ :thumbs:
     
  28. snowdj

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    im keen. however im a first timer to the BC. and im a boarder. ill keep an eye on this thread
     
  29. Mr Bent Knee

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    I might bring some people....5 or 6, depends on how many friends I can find...
     
  30. Shrek

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    Salvation army often has people looking for friends, or you could try the Quakers.
     
  31. Little Tiger

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    Ok - I may be making a quick trip home august/september ish..

    If i'm around when this is on would I be able to come and play?
    I can't tele.. but can parallel turn on my tele skis....
     
  32. Mr Bent Knee

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    Thanks bloke.
     
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  33. BrumbyJack

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    OK, put me down as a maybe... Can't do 7th/10th.

    Could be just me, or + 1, 2 or 3!!!!
     
  34. simo_tele

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    Alrighty. obviously there's no hurry but if people on the list, and those who want to be on the list, could pm me or post here with where they are comming from (ie, south-east Vic, vic CBD, Sydney, yadda yadda, etc.) i'll put it up near each person on the list to make transport organisation possible as the date draws closer.
     
  35. Mangoes

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    Simo Put me down as a most likely for 2 as I am getting the +1 revved up to come too.

    Will be coming from Southern Highlands so could pickup some Canberrans on the way if needed.
     
  36. Belly

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    Preference is only to take one day off, was thinking Friday but Monday no drama's either (with reasonable notice).

    Will be travelling solo, happy to drive and shout parking and split fuel. (Got NSW trips planned for July and Melb Cup also so buying an annual kozi pass).

    Can take 2 extra's comfortably, 3 might be a bit tight - 92 liberty sedan.
     
  37. Caboose

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    i'm also considering this little adventure

    can someone direct me (seriously) to a list of gear i'll need to take to tackle this trip, just so i knows where i'm at :thumbs:
     
  38. ods

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    I'm up for this as well, was talking last year about the best way to get into the BC circle of life, I guess this is the opening.

    Will be heading from West Sydney, out Shrek's way. I wouldnt mind getting a list of things to take (as per cabby's post) as I have seriously no idea. It's tax time coming up so a trip to the shops might be in order [​IMG]
     
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    Ok question. Sounds like there are quite a lot of people planning to come to this event that have limited experaince in the BC.

    I think this is great and would love to see as many people as possible out there. However because this is possiblly a organized event if someone was hurt etc could there in anyway be any issues leaglly for the more experianced people if an inexperianced person decided that they wanted to be a ***** if they were hurt in anyway?

    As I said just a question.

    [​IMG]
     
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  41. Shrek

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    organised? This is about as disorganised as you can get. Wait till spetember, there migth not be any snow.
     
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    i can't see any legal problems really...unless someone was really digging for it and tried to pin it on me.
    Onus is on each trip member, if the **** hits the fan you have to be able to support yourself as per every other BC trip. Just because there's going to be a big group doesn't mean you can cut corners.

    I'm all for having people with limited BC experience along (hell, up untill last season I had none at all) but they must make sure they know what they are doing and are suitably prepared.

    Anywho, I'm with shrek, this is far from organised. All we have is a list of internet names and a probable date/place.
     
  43. John Deere

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    I just got me a flash one aye down sleeping bag to keep me toasty warm........geez the missus will make me pay for this for a while!

    All I need now is a tent!
     
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    looks like i might be back on track for this

    can we have a sticky thread on gear, safety gear, precautions tips and tricks - maybe posted by one member so it aint too confusing for us newbies [​IMG]

    maybe we can limit liabilty, otherwise..... whats your real name, number and addresses [​IMG]

    Gear i have so far

    tent - 4 season
    sleeping bag 4 season (-15oC rated)
    thermarest & foam camp roll
    snow shoes
    snowboarding gear (blah blah)
    compass and topo map
    torch

    i guess i need the cooking equip, shovel and some other saftey stuff and some extra dry clothing &/or need to team up with someone carring the cooking gear etc

    things i need to know

    how much food (i'm assuming pasta meal thingys) and water (i have heard it takes ages to melt snow - unless we are camping near a creek/river) to carry etc

    btw have read the other thread on what to take

    many thanks to Bogong & Ledgend for some of their posts :thumbs:
     
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    Caboose :no: If you pike from the REAL SIC, you have no right to quote me in relation to the backcountry one! Come on, there is a whole thread devoted to getting you up to Hotham this weekend.

    Don't go to your local this weekend, come and drink with a better (?!!) class of people at Hotham. :cheers:
     
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    i'd love to Bogong but i aint driving the whole way by myself and not be able to have a slide at the end [​IMG]

    and would this BCSIC be the real SIC????? [​IMG]
     
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    Is this still going to happen? Will there be enough snow?
     
  48. Shrek

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    well we're still a month out, pics coming back from the main range are looking very nice atm.
    some boys were playing on the cornice recently. enogh snow? well if we get the chair to the top of thredbo and head west we will be higher than any resort, more chance of snow for us than any resort bound group.

    I'm booked in for thredbo the weekend before so I'lll have a good idea then what its going go to be like.
     
  49. John Deere

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    There is a bunch of noobs keen as [​IMG]
     
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  50. telemark fred

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    I have just spent a week on the main range - headed out from Thredbo. There is currently enough snow. [​IMG]
     
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