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Snow Report Tasmanian Backcountry - Condition Reports

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by Rabid K9, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Barmstro

    Barmstro Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Did a day trip to Mt Anne yesterday. As expected it was a battle getting up onto Mt Eliza, but conditions were excellent on top of the plateau. The snow was very stripped on North-Westerly aspects and there was a pretty serious layer of bullet-proof ice under the most recent snow, although everything seemed fairly well bonded and stable. We were aiming to ski the epic couloir under the summit bloc, but the snow on th at aspect was horrible wet-cement and there were several very sketchy cornices hanging above the line which were getting even more loaded by the wind. Instead we skied some shorter lines on the plateau which had excellent dry snow.
     
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  2. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    *wild applause*
    Lovely shot
     
  3. Barmstro

    Barmstro Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I've put a trip report up on the backcountry section.
     
  4. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty solid effort to get up there for a day trip in those conditions.
     
  5. Barmstro

    Barmstro Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Final turns of the season on Mt Field today. Still decent cover in places and reasonable lines to be had off Rodway Range. The snow was very soft on top, but still skied very nicely. Will still be good for the next couple of days, but that's probably it.
     
  6. Barmstro

    Barmstro Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I noticed the remnants of a pretty large cornice fall/wet slide towards the northern end of the Rodway Range. Its the first time I've seen broken trees (albeit little ones) from avalanche damage in Tassie.
     
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