Although lower in altitude, the Victorian Alps seem to have been carved deeper and more abruptly. Mount Hotham claims probably Australia’s only real in-bounds, double-black diamond terrain, in the Mary’s Slide area. They had to go and call it the EXTREME ZONE though, which is hilarious. Mary’s Slide is named after Mary Wallace, apparently an … More The Gnarliest Runs in Oz, Part 2: Victoria
One thing is certain – when I say that the slope is over thirty degrees – that’s steep! And when a thousand feet of that slope is dropping below you with maybe rocks and ice down there you don’t ponder too long about the prospect of falling. – Alan Andrews When you get down to … More The Gnarliest Runs in Oz, Part 1: NSW
Aaah spring. The resorts are empty, the sun is shining, and the warm greens and browns of summer emerge alongside the white snowdrifts of winter. With the threat of blizzards, ice and wallowing deep snow decreasing by the day, skiers and boarders rush in to put the boot into the dying snowpack, and do all … More Spring Skiing
With the Nymboida trip dead in the water, and horrified at the prospect of being stuck in Melbourne for several days if I went to the Gramps, I hastily organised with Minus to resurrect Plan C for the Easter long weekend: the Beulah Rock Festivus! Immediately two mistakes were made: I left behind the rope … More The Beulah Rock Festivus
A more in depth report will follow, but here are some of my favourite photos. A full set of photos will be on display at the UNSW Outdoors Club BBQ on the 6th of March.