Mt Rufus

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Mt Rufus

Postby Dr Moreau » Wed 02 Sep, 2015 2:11 pm

Hi all, have lurked this forum for a while now and thought I should finally contribute something.

Went up Mt Rufus yesterday to try out some snowshoeing. Crampons and an ice axe might have been more useful on the way up as the snow was frozen on the surface and rock solid, but after a full day of sun had became quite soft and then the snowshoes were very handy.

It was a clear blue sky day and the views of the surrounding snow capped mountains were impressive!

Unfortunately only had my cheap point and shoot camera so the photo quality isn't that great.

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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby Roger » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 6:05 pm

Great photos. Thanks for posting them. I have not done the Mount Rufus walk and am inspired to go.
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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby tigercat » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 8:11 pm

That's one lot of snow!
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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby north-north-west » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 8:39 pm

You should have seen it a week ago:
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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby GPSGuided » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 8:48 pm

What a difference 8 months make!
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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby pazzar » Fri 04 Sep, 2015 3:04 pm

And it there was even more back in June!

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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 04 Sep, 2015 5:21 pm

Got a bit snowy? :)
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Re: Mt Rufus

Postby north-north-west » Fri 04 Sep, 2015 6:44 pm

Drifts in some places are still building up. The flatter areas around the summit and on top of the eastern ridge lose it fairly quickly.
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