Snowy Mountains Grade 3 XC Ski/Snowshoe

From September 26, 2019 8:30 am until September 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Drive to Thredbo on Thursday morning, 26th Sept (we could meet either in Corryong or Khancoban and car pool, once I know who's going, can set a definite time),  ski or snowshoe depending on conditions, to Seaman's Hut. Two options; either camp at Seaman’s on Thursday and Friday night and do day trips from there. Or do a circuit and camp somewhere else without a hut on the Friday night if conditions are favourable. Then return to Eagles nest on Saturday and catch chairlift down and return. Need to purchase a backcountry lift ticket on arrival at Thredbo for the Kosciusko Express chairlift – Under 60’s = $42, over 60’s = $31

Previous xc skiing / snow shoeing and pack carrying experience required. This hut is above the treeline and there are no toilets, so participants will need to carry a tube for waste. Google for more info or check out https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/poo-tubes-how-to-make-use.9190/

About 6km from top of chairlift (Eagles Nest) to Seaman's Hut.

GRADE 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

Day Walking / XC Skiing / Snowshoeing in the Alps

    Activities in the Alps require additional safety equipment due to the fact that weather can change really quickly from benign to dangerous
  • Current Medical Information Form - Login first  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 
  • Water - 2 litres recommended - exercise in the Alps uses prodigious amounts of fluid
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event (snacks for morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies
  • Whistle
  • Toilet paper, trowel and sanitiser
  • A set of dry clothing in a separate bag to be left in the car to change into if you get wet
  • SNOW CAMPING
  • 4 Season Tent Preferred
  • Sleeping Bag ?  -  Check Temparture rating
  • Space Blanket
  • Balacava (optional)
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Trekking poles with snow baskets
  • Snow shovel (optional)
  • Toilet tube (no toilet and waste must be carried out)

Going

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