Gills Knob 1/7/18

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  1. Gimp

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    The Couple of runs in quality snow from Gills knob this morning. The traverse to the bridge tightened the pukerhole as usual, a bit of hidden breakable crust amongst the slippy fresh. Snow quality up higher was sweet dry frosted you know what. Surprised by lack of any tracks bar animals ans a couple of xc tracks heading up the valley towards Consett Stephens.
     
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    Damn foxes or wild dogs leaving blood on the snow as a trophy!
     
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    Funny looking track, do you ski on one leg?
     
  4. Gimp

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    One big fat basterd
     
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    Not toboggan?
     
  6. telecrag

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    dat traverse! I love it, has freaked so many people out. Especially when me and mates were on xc gear!
     
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  7. Gimp

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    A little bit bogan but not toboggan
     
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    Sounds like it was pretty good.
     
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    Probably up to 20+ trips out to that zone now - have done the traverse twice!!
     
  10. Gimp

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    Wuss
     
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  11. Scrap

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    Looks tracked out, hope it snows soon
     
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    Lucking out on Mon/Tues weekends so far
     
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    One time I was down at the footbridge, another guy was there, we were both watching our respective groups baulk, stop and take their skis off, and start trying to kick steps. I walked up, said "WTF are you doing?" and grabbed their skis out of their hands and started walking back down. One of my mates said it was one of the most humiliating times of his life, as they were totally peaking, and I just wandered up like it was flat and not icy. The other guy had collected his group and decided the trails at Perisher were more their style.

    Another time I dived on ma baelly and grabbed a mates ski he dropped, before it could disappear into the dam.

    Admittedly this was back before I ever had a big slide on ice, and I thought that the friction of my clothes would stop me, so had no fear at all.
     
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    I always skied it btw, taking your skis off is so stupid.
     
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    I always go up the trig, down the west of the trig and then up tate and across. Sounds like I need to try the other way LOL
     
  16. Scrap

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    Sh*t I was going to say that, looks like you're going to get it again
     
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    You're talking about the dam wall not the footbridge aren't you...heh heh heh
     
  18. Gimp

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    Even that can be intimidating in a very good year.
     
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    Indeed.