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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - 09th of October 2010 - Mt Perisher
    be drifts to ski well into November this year I followed the toboggan path of a very enthusiastic tobogganer up Mt P The tobogganer slid all of the way down the T Bar Line and he was not alone there were also several toboggan tracks down Wylie s I hit Boomerang a little late and the snow had just started to become sticky but it is always good to get

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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - 25th of September 2010 - Leather Barrel Creek
    Basin before riding Karel s for a bit of laziness When I went to take my first photo I realised I d left the camera battery at home so Tony has kindly donated his photos for this report But since I still had my video camera in my bag there is a bit of footage in this report to watch With high cloud all day and intermittent low cloud things took a while to soften up and with the snow at the Corrie still rock hard and we decided to leave the only line left which only a billy goat could ski Instead we decide to head towards the Twin Humps and skied down the northern end of the Corrie on very firm snow until the last 100m when it softened up We started towards the Corrie and dropped in for a quick run down to the tree line on perfect corn ripe for the picking The low cloud came in for good just as we arrived at the Twin Humps but the face of the main hump was in excellent condition and we continued to enjoy great corn through the trees all the way down to Leather Barrel Creek

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  • There was still snow on the dam wall and some great icebergs sitting on the shore of the recently lowered Guthega Dam which was stunning in its partially frozen state After crossing the Guthega Creek Bridge I made my way to Gills Knob Despite the sunshine a cold southerly was blowing which froze me up high and without it I boiled down low The view south was great and Twynam West is full of snow I skied down from Gills Knob to the base of Mt Tate above the tree line the snow was either ice or wind buff Once I was in the trees the snow varied between patches of the previous night s snow amongst respectable corn After a quick sandwich I headed up Mt Tate Once I reached the top the wind changed to the west and bought with it hot humid air which formed a layer of cloud down to 1900m There was some stunning rime on the rocks at Mt Tate and on the dead snow gums The Run down Mt Tate was firm for the first 100m of vertical and then turned into another mix of wind buff and corn I skinned straight out of the Guthega Creek Valley hoping to get a run or two on the east side of the Guthega Trig ridgeline but the lowering cloud layer combined with the solo nature of the trip convinced me to head straight back to Guthega I skied two nice little pitches with traverses on the way back to the Dam Just before the dam I ran into my first main range wombat He was very cute especially in the nipple deep corn he ran through The Guthega Dam wall still had snow on it Guthega Dam half frozen Ice berg city Rime covered

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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - 19th of August 2010 - Jagungal Trip Report
    the Background I had the chance to head out solo for four days from the 16th to the 19th of August The weather was characteristically for August 2010 very windy with many embedded fronts moving rapidly across the region I headed out from Munyang on the Monday in strong winds and blizzard conditions above 1600m passing a few groups on their way up to Schlink Hilton very busy stopped for lunch then continued on to Mawsons Hut staying low to avoid most of the wind Mawsons was in good condition but the door latch hadn t been properly engaged a few days before and spindrift filled the hallway involving lots of sweeping to try to remove the snow Tuesday morning dawned perfect blue skies and I headed north east and north crossing the Valentine River dodgy snow bridge skied around the headwaters of the Geehi and climbed the bullet proof south east spur of Jagungal on foot Strong winds had stripped most aspects of the mountain back to ice but left nice snow on the south east aspect From the summit I skied the nice snow with another tourer before climbing up and contouring around and dropping to beautifully restored O Keefes Hut The finish on the hut is immaculate the re build only being completed this year and there are 1930s newspapers lining the walls to give plenty of pre WW2 era atmosphere It was still early in the afternoon on a perfect day and with the weather due to break the next day I pushed on to Dershkoes Hut A foursome of heavily over laden but very friendly tourers arrived from Round Mountain just on sunset setting up for a pleasant evening of stories round the pot belly Mt Jagungal Next morning looked menacing and it was time

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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - 18th of August 2010 - Mt P and Mt Wheatley
    inbounds was either wind scoured or nice and dry Snow snake was wind scoured up top with some windblown patches Once I hit the tree line I had some top dry wind blown snow It was worth the effort of taking the Canoes to see how they fared in this snow they were great I skinned back up to south of Shifty s for more wind blown goodness After finishing

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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - 14th of August 2010 - Mt P tp Guthega via the South Paralyser
    Creek in stunning dry snow up to 20cm deep Scruff and I were hooked by snow snakes but the snow was too good to care We put on our skins and headed up to the Southern Paralyser scruff struggled with his kicker skins too narrow damn hire gear so I set a shallow skin track which did not need heel risers I haven t done that since about 1998 The run back into Betts Creek was great firm and grippy wind buff on top with 15cm of dry snow lower down We had planned to skin up to the Paralyser proper but the weather came in so we decided to skin to the Paralyser North Ridge and then drop into Farm Creek As we headed north the Snow turned from dry or wind buffed to icy or corn By the time we hit the North Ridge we were in 15cm of deep corn After some more good turns we crossed the new bridge skinned up to Guthega Hotel and had a well earned beer each before we skied back to Smiggins The view to Perisher Valley from Mt P Dead fish and chatting around the Mt P unload zone Tony

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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - 4th of August 2010 - Mt Wheatley Jaunt
    to my study area near Perisher gap and came back via Mt Wheatley I was treated to some great views on a picture perfect day The ski back down was difficult due to the nasty breakable crust I heard on the shady aspects of Mt Perisher the snow had frozen rock hard after the season started dump on the 1 st Half moon sunrise Sunrise over Kosciuszko Road Early morning

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  • Telemark Phat.Telemark skiing in Australia - Mt Twynam & Blue Lake Tour 16th of July 2010
    by snow shoers walking in the skin track If you re on snow shoes please be courteous and make another trail rather than walking in a skin track Above 1800m the snow had consolidated but was mostly wind affected with only small pockets of fresh snow left However it was a perfect day for a tour and Craig and I continued to the summit of Mt Twynam The main range has filled in pretty well on eastern aspects but other aspects like the North East face of Twynam had more rocks showing than I have ever seen before in winter Blue Lake has frozen over and there is some climbable ice to the right of the Ampitheatre Glissade Gully had large rocks in the middle of it another sight I have not seen before We arrived at Blue Lake too late to ski any of the chutes but they looked to be in reasonable condition if with a few extra obstacles The ski home was great with a beautiful sunset as we neared Guthega sadly my camera decided its battery was out of Juice so I missed out on taking any pics Tate East Ridge Parachute almost skiable Looking up

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