Monday, July 27, 2009

Low Angle Touring

With a Considerable to High avalanche danger over the weekend, it was all about picking the right options. For me it was a no brainier- low angle ridge travel. Nothing says low angle ridge travel around the Craigieburns more than the traverse from Cheeseman ski area to Mt Olympus.
The skin track to Mt Cheeseman was laid in and Lorenzo and I made quick time, reaching the summit of Cheeseman in under 50mins and
were standing on Mt Olympus 1hr 35min after leaving the Cheeseman day lodge.
Lorenzo and I, Mt Olympus summit. Mt Enys on one side, Mt Hutt Range on the other.
The ski back was great fun, apart from when I came derailed on the flats and came to a sudden stop.
We even made a quick ski into the Hut Creak head waters, laying in the track for the next day, when Jane and I returned for a simalir tour, this time skiing into the Ryton Valley.

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for the track in Hut Crk headwaters!

    You two are starting to look disturbingly alike.


"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
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