Untele-whippet says Perisher is better than Thredbo. As a mild breeze resulted in Thredbo being closed today I thought some investigation was required. But I was nervous. Why is it called Perisher? Do visiting skiers perish? Are Thredbo Latte drinkers welcome? First impressions on arrival were good. There was snow. So much snow that the terrain is glaciated. There is a large terminal moraine where cars can be parked. Handy. My objective - the mighty Mt Wheatley towered in the distance. But first I needed some Latte so I undertook a side trip to Brunelli’s. Wanting to conform with the locals I had to cover my face with a balaclava. Unfortunately the man behind the counter in a brown hat could not understand what I was saying through the wool. Deducing I was a visiting idiot from Thredbo he gave me a latte to drink. It was good. Better than they serve at Thredbo. Untele-whippet might be correct. I then commenced the ascent up the glacier. Crevasses were opening. Danger was becoming evident. Enormous tracked vehicles past by - adding to the peril. To my horror I came across blood stained snow. No doubt a victim of these terrifying tracked monsters. More natural perils then appeared as I commenced my ascent to the summit. A huge avalanche just meters from brave locals who were unperturbed and more interested in carrot cake. Finally the summit was reached. Decision time. Do I descend down the safer path to carrot cake or the more technical descent back to the terminus of the glacier and the hotel thoughtfully located there? I think Untele-whippet could be right. Perisher may be better. But is it worth the danger?