Can't see The Feather from any part of the West Kiewa road, only from the High Plains. Can't see it from any part of the walk up, so a degree of optimism may be needed in order to continue carrying the snow tools. Went up in snowboard boots one year- not recommended. (Hot feet). Anywhere on the Razorback itself, bad weather will stop you in your tracks until it abates. Conversation while approaching the top of Bon Accord Spur after starting from Harrietville in Summer sunshine: "What is that howling noise" "You will know when we are on the ridge because you will no longer be able to stand up" And we couldn't.