Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Mt Temple Ski Descent
Been playing around with a video editing/ movie making programme I downloaded and put this short video of Jane skiing the main SW couloir off Mt Temple (1913m, in APNP) in July 2007. Last winter was a bit of a shocker and as a result we had plenty of free time up at Temple Basin to ski on what little snow there was. Jane, Damien and I climbed and skied Temple Peak in less than ideal conditions, what little snow there was, was of good quality but it lacked any real base and was variable. We would break through on all most every turn and once we got under Temple Buttress we even walked down in spots cause there was so little snow. Still, can't complain, its the first and only time I've skied Temple Peak and it was a fun little outing. This editing program is a free demo and as a result has the "water mark" in the center. I'm gonna play around a little more and might spend some money on it. Enjoy!
"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