Thursday, September 18, 2008
Shot of the Day- Bealey Spur Hut
This is a shot of the Bealey Spur Hut taken in late June 2006. As you'll probably remember 2006 was a pretty good winter (much like 2008!) and started with a bang in June with a huge snow fall on the east coast. Some of the southerly snow made it west and Jane and I got to make the most of it by skinning into the Bealey Hut (1230m)for a night and then skiing the next day on the piont 1545m behind the hut.
"The skier who forsakes the lifts to climb under his own power to a mountain summit is a very different person from the downhill only piste basher and is often regarded by the latter as something of a curiosity.
But he was the creator of the sport; and possibly with him lies the future"
-Robin Fedden, The book of Europen Skiing, 1966