Great Dividing Range crossing, Snowy Range to Stirling

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Re: Great Dividing Range crossing, Snowy Range to Stirling

Postby Watertank » Tue 08 Sep, 2015 8:34 am

Walkon, A wonderful report and such beautiful photos, truly inspiring, thank you for all the trouble you have taken to put it together -
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Re: Great Dividing Range crossing, Snowy Range to Stirling

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Tue 08 Sep, 2015 10:07 pm

I know that area well . Your trip is/was Amazing , especially sunrise in full snow over the Crosscut saw and sunny weather in snow on Mt Howitt. I day dream about doing that one day. Congratulations, well done. You both rock ! :)
What kind of sick units would vandalize the Gantner hut? :shock:
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Re: Great Dividing Range crossing, Snowy Range to Stirling

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Mon 30 Oct, 2017 9:16 pm

Reading this again I think I would be more inclined to attempt this on BC XC touring skis with microspikes in the pack , and perhaps even with snow shoes strapped to the pack in case of a ski binding failure.
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Re: Great Dividing Range crossing, Snowy Range to Stirling

Postby Avatar » Tue 31 Oct, 2017 5:39 am

A great report and a trip I'd like to do. Don't know how I missed this thread.
Your "double rainbow" is known as a "Ringed Glory/Brocken Spectre", an unusual phenomenon you are lucky to have photograped.https://www.atoptics.co.uk/droplets/glory.htm
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Re: Great Dividing Range crossing, Snowy Range to Stirling

Postby walkon » Sun 15 Jul, 2018 9:21 am

paidal_chalne_vala wrote:Reading this again I think I would be more inclined to attempt this on BC XC touring skis with microspikes in the pack , and perhaps even with snow shoes strapped to the pack in case of a ski binding failure.


Skiing it would be easier I might ski out to Howitt this year. Forget the micro spikes and go straight to crampons.
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