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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by NewTurns, Jul 14, 2016.
So away from the Thredbo side?
No, go up the Thredbo side, it leads to the Ramshead.
I should get some maps hey.
I tried to get some at mont yesterday. All out and no longer being printed.
I’ll be using tac Nav app and Gaia gps app
The regrowth is challenging to get thru at moment, no decent lines on the pitch to the carpark. Needed more snow and a good pruning. Same for top of treeline above the flat bit.
But I’m also not venturing far enough to really need them
not sure if I've shared this link before ....
plenty of very handy stuff.
anyhow here it is....
Siberia may offer some good skiing this year as the fires got up thru there earlier this year. Cascades ridgeline is probably a good intro.
The carpark is below us, that is the Cascade valley in the background. the Deadhorse run from Thredbo is down an entirely different ridge, this is the next one along, and takes you up South Ramshead.
Have done some underwater navigating in the past.
That day he was testing a prototype outrigger, he has since had some made properly. last year I think, someone saw his track out Kosi way, and asked the internet what made that track, haha, some of us knew straight away. One ski track, with Frisbee sized pole plants.
Chimneys, Teddies has good coverage (observed from above Sig hill).
Haven't been out that way in yonks, not bad from memory.
I might be keen.
I also have a map
One piece of advice when doing DHG, stick close to your skin track on the way down, fall off the ridgeline either side and your in for a shitfight - ie steep gully to the north into Bongon Crk and thick tree gully to the south.
See the folks at Wilderness Sports in Jindy on the way thru for maps, proper maps.
Drop by wilderness in jindy and grab some snow poles, install every 20m enroute and follow them home via the hut and portaloo
Breadcrumbs no good?
I just use a ball of string, 2 kilometres long! Just have to be careful not to garrotte myself on the way back.....
GPS pole line won’t get eaten by those pesky crows.
I find 8 gauge wire better than string.
If you are skiing DHG, you don't need to worry about getting back
The Avvys will get you before then.
Thats why the parking is so bad, all the dead peoples cars.
Is that what happened to the horses?
Hence the 8 gauge, when it all slides hang onto the wire then ski the clean. Simples.
It rained up high today ....
End of June 2014, we escaped the resort for some sheltered turns at DHG.
Good for corralling those pesky dead horses.
Of the apocalypse
Well of course.
The horsemen would be headless thanx to @skifree and his 8 gauge decapitation wire.
It is all starting to make sense now ....
Only imported pure japanese panko, from the panko district, not that crumbed under license stuff from victoria
Only if you want to feed horses.
But they’re cannibals, meat not breadcrumbs.
What? Your horses eat battered horse not crumbed horse? Heathens.
But battered horses are tenderised....
Probably a decent battered sav there somewhere
Aaahhh true, so battered then crumbed is likely to be better.
What if someone were then to poach the crumbed and battered horses?
Maybe the snow poles were originally brumby tethers?
There are poachers about?
Rural Resistance Freedom Fighters
You're better off frying them
That would be soggy.
I was going to post this in Thredbo but it isn't really Thredbo
Ended up hitting DHG up today. Arrived just before 8, there was already a few cars in the car park. I wasn't really sure where to head but based on the advice above about following the existing skin tracks I knew I would be ok. Weather at the start was overcast but reasonably good visibility. As I got ready I watched a few other people take off in the direction I was going, so at least I wasn't the only mug heading that way.
The new boots and skis are unreal, I am so glad I heeded the advice on buying proper BC boots and tech bindings. It didn't take too much to get use to the tech bindings but I definitely had to fiddle around a bit more than my resort skis. The snow was luscious, and squeaked with every step. My original plan was to head up DHG then across to Rams Head loop around then back down. The skin up DHG wasn't overly hard, it had my HR up at times but I could keep trudging along. I think it took about 2 hours getting up but it felt like all of a sudden I was at the boundary for Thredbo at the edge of GCB. Oh and near the top it looked like a single chair lift buried in the snow (could only see the pole sticking up).
Once at the top there and getting above the trees, the wind was your standard facial scrub event and visibility dropped right off. So because of that I decided I won't continue up and head back down following a similar path to what I took up. Was delicious fresh and fluffy snow. It was pretty tough going down after the skin up. Near the bottom I bumped into another solo skier on their way up and had a bit of a chat. Then I was back at the bottom. Oh year right near the bottom I went over a covered rock, left a nasty gouge on both my new skis
I decided to have lunch in the van and contemplate my next steps. I wanted to go up the South Rams Head side but I was tired. There was a couple in the car next to me eating their lunch who had just came back from the cascade's side so I asked them what it was like and decided to head out that way for a short run. Following the path along I saw someone had started skinning up the hill, so I followed that path. As I was going up I was really feeling it this time. My glutes were aching like they have never ached before, I am actually very hurt to touch as I am sitting here on the couch at home. I carried on for a little while longer then decided I had enough for the day and headed down.
I was pretty tired once I got back down near the track. I then followed the path back to the car park. Once at the car park some gent with his family came up and started asking questions about back country skis and boots. I tried to impart knowledge but with minimal knowledge as it was I didn't have too much information to share with him.
One thing I noticed is wow it was packed up there, a heap of 'snow play' people. There was also a couple of cars mucking about putting chains on, I don't know how they got up there without them to start with.
Anyway 11/10 I would go BC skiing with myself again, I am great company. Next time I am going to head up the South Rams Head side first. All up I did around 5 hours out there today.
P.S. I went to 123 coffee house at Cooma on the way home for a brew, I also had a chocolate cronut. OMG Amazing, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
Insta link being a douche, photos are also in the strava link
Is the Victorian border being monitored at Corryong?