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Question Dead Horse Gap Avy Risk?

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by NewTurns, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So away from the Thredbo side?
     
  2. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, go up the Thredbo side, it leads to the Ramshead.
     
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  3. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I should get some maps hey.
     
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  4. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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
     
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  5. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  6. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    But I’m also not venturing far enough to really need them
     
  7. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  10. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have done some underwater navigating in the past.
     
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  11. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Legend.
     
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  12. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  13. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chimneys, Teddies has good coverage (observed from above Sig hill).
     
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  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haven't been out that way in yonks, not bad from memory.
     
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  15. Untele-whippet

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  16. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I might be keen.

    I also have a map :p
     
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  17. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  18. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    See the folks at Wilderness Sports in Jindy on the way thru for maps, proper maps.
     
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    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Clever
     
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  20. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Drop by wilderness in jindy and grab some snow poles, install every 20m enroute and follow them home via the hut and portaloo
     
  21. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Breadcrumbs no good?
     
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  22. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just use a ball of string, 2 kilometres long! Just have to be careful not to garrotte myself on the way back.....
     
  23. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    GPS pole line won’t get eaten by those pesky crows.
     
  24. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I find 8 gauge wire better than string.
     
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  25. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    But

    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.
     
  26. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that what happened to the horses?
     
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  27. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hence the 8 gauge, when it all slides hang onto the wire then ski the clean. Simples.
     
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  28. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    It rained up high today ....
     
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  29. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    End of June 2014, we escaped the resort for some sheltered turns at DHG.
     
  30. Untele-whippet

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    Good for corralling those pesky dead horses.
     
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  31. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  32. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Of the apocalypse
     
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  33. Untele-whippet

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    Well of course.
    The horsemen would be headless thanx to @skifree and his 8 gauge decapitation wire.
     
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    It is all starting to make sense now ....
     
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  35. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only imported pure japanese panko, from the panko district, not that crumbed under license stuff from victoria
     
  36. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only if you want to feed horses.
     
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  37. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    But they’re cannibals, meat not breadcrumbs.
     
  38. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What? Your horses eat battered horse not crumbed horse? Heathens.
     
  39. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    But battered horses are tenderised....
     
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  40. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Probably a decent battered sav there somewhere o_O
     
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  41. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Aaahhh true, so battered then crumbed is likely to be better.
     
  42. Untele-whippet

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    What if someone were then to poach the crumbed and battered horses?
     
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  43. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe the snow poles were originally brumby tethers?
     
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  44. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are poachers about?
     
  45. Untele-whippet

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    Rural Resistance Freedom Fighters
     
  46. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    You're better off frying them
     
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  47. chicski

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    That would be soggy.
     
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  48. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/3952350087




    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.
     
  49. skull

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    Insta link being a douche, photos are also in the strava link
     
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    Is the Victorian border being monitored at Corryong?