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TR Bogong 4th - 13th August

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by positron, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. positron

    positron Hard Yards Endless Winter

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    Up Bogong!!!

    Just got back from 9 days of solo bliss at Mt Bogong. Some of the best skiing I have ever done. Fresh tracks for the entire time I was up there. Averaged about 7-8 long runs a day, with some requiring booting out in knee deep Australian 'powder' due to there being to much fresh snow to facilitate skinning out.

    Much fun was had dropping some of the steep chutes that join up with Cairn Creek Gully. Some photos to come. Get up there if you can!

    PS. Thanks Bogong Jack for the reading material [​IMG]
     
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  2. PK Sawd

    PK Sawd Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Magnificent work. Get those pics up quick.
     
  3. rizla

    rizla Hard Yards

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    yeah. keen to see condition of gully's etc on bogong. which way up did you go and whereabouts did solid snowline start?
     
  4. positron

    positron Hard Yards Endless Winter

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    Went up the 'real way' (TM), aka the Staircase. On the way up there was no skiable snow until the tree line, so it was nothing like the same time last year when there was 1m at Bivouac. On the way down there was about 30cm at Bivouac and skinable about 1 km below the hut. I was forced to boot it from the tree line on the way down due to the snow being slush (every step went up to the knee).