Trip Report Mt Stirling - Victoria

GS

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Telephone Box looking good, great day for a gentle warm up ski below tree line;
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mr

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good on you GS......im thinking of heading up maybe sunday night for Monday Tuesday following this second front

im busy on the weekend with kids stuff..... but stirling is the place to ski around in a blizzard
 

weerab

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Shhh, don't tell everybody! It used to be busy years back but there was only a handful of skiers there on my last trip two years back, but it was footy finals.
 

mr

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doesnt worry me....definitely hardly anyone around whenever im there

ill be up there I reckon monday tuesday camping at bluff hut.....so if you see a middle aged bloke on tele gear with a blond fuzzy 10 year old say hello. if its too toxic and windy etc up on the summit for him well just be tootling around the upper trails in the trees
 

mr

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ill take the campsite on the left if you take the one on the right GS! im assuming this is hanging off the hut
 

mr

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nice. is that a one and a half man tent?...im in the market for a spacious 1 man tent to replace the old macpac nautilus that now feels like tissue paper after 20 years of faithful service
 

GS

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Rated as one person. I find it a generous size for one, it'd be very squeezy with a kid in there as well if that's what you're thinking
 

mr

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yeah that's the hilleberg (rogen, nallo??) isn't it........nah im looking for my solo trips..... ill take the Olympus if I have company.... ive got a big ass downmat 9 luxury that is too big for some of the 1-manners!
 

mr

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thanks GS! ill check it out online and get some dimensions. I could also get a smaller mat......but after 20 + years of a 3/4 therma my downmat is pretty special!
 
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mr

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dimensions look awesome.....did you get yours locally or over the internerd?
 

ians 158

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I plan to head up saturday arvo or sunday morning,
Looking very nice on the cams.
Solar powered i believe.
 

Ziggy

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I'm looking at a day trip. Which one depends on the forecast. Followed by a Buller day if the snow has firmed up.
 

GS

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Had a great 2 days, plenty of snow, no shortage of options in Stanley Bowl or for that matter, anywhere up top. I reckon the most amount of snow I've seen at this time of year on Stirling. Met frazels and enjoyed some good runs in the bowl with him, before bumping into mr as I left.

Will post some pics later
 
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mr

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nah the wind turned dugout into breakable crust! not so bad ggs side......didnt get to stanleys as im learning that theres only so much climbing a 10 yo will do......but at least the sun came out and we had a hoot down into the cloud home......report later
 

ians 158

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Went today,rain down low,sleet-snow up top.Only walked 200 meters from TBJ and then started skinning up Bluff spur tk.
Track is in good nick,the rain didn't seem to be affecting it much but as usual snow quality and depth got better the higher you went.
One run on wet fresh in Stanley,was a bit sticky but a good cover.
I was told there was 11 people at the BS hut last night,most were camping so it's been busy up at Stirling
 

GS

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It'll be interesting to see what this looks like tomorrow! Hoping that cam continues operating.
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ians 158

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Went again today,blue bird,place is in great nick,it was a ripper of a day.A bit icy along the higher ridges but nice snow lower down once the sunshine got to it.
Bluff spur tk
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Dugout bowl
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I didn't ride Stanley,there were closed signs at the top,due to avi danger.
Some guys did ride and reported good cover all the way down.
 

stridercdh

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Spoke to a patroller on Stirling yesterday when I quickly dropped in on way home from Buller. He reckons there is 140cm on the summit!
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stridercdh

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Hi Snowgum, looking forward to your update on Stirling conditions. Any pics would be great :). Should be heading up there next week for a solo day trip.
 
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