Snowy South

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Snowy South

Postby Taurë-rana » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 12:00 pm

Lake Skinner.jpg
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Towards the top.jpg
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Ice bush.jpg
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Nevada Peak.jpg
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Re: Snowy South

Postby Taurë-rana » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 12:05 pm

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Re: Snowy South

Postby abowen » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 3:07 pm

Nice pictures Rachel. One of my favourite spots. I have always found on this climb that following the cairns is not the best way to go, but I inevitably get drawn towards them - must be a security thing!
How did you find the climb from Skinner? I have done this a number of times both in winter and summer. Most memorable would have been going up and down on a stinking hot day in the mid to high 30's. Started to dry reach on the way down even though I had plenty to drink and at the bottom I jumped clothing and all straight into the lake. I was surprised how cold the water was - but boy it was such a relief to cool down.
Nevada Peak and Wet Pants are nice walks also. There are afew nice tarns on this walk - Woolleys Tarn half way up and Snowdrift Tarn nestling just under Nevada.
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Re: Snowy South

Postby stepbystep » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 4:01 pm

abowen wrote:.....I was surprised how cold the water was.....

....bet it was colder Tuesday, my hand just about snapped off after filling my water bottle!

Here's a pic....
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Re: Snowy South

Postby stepbystep » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 4:25 pm

Heres another - a pano from the summit
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Re: Snowy South

Postby abowen » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 4:44 pm

Yes Dan,
The lake would have been deadly. The views are great though - particularly to the west.
Have you done Nevada or Wet Pants? Should arrange a small group and a time to wander in. If Nevada is in snow, you would probably need snow shoes to get across the top plateau. It has one of those summits that appears close, but like Wedge, you climb one false summit then another and then another before you see the final ridge to climb.
I am walking this weekend up onto Cathedral Mtn and starting to get nervous about the cold conditons which we will have to endure for a couple of nights and days. May have camp at Lake Chapter rather than Chalice if the conditons are snowy. Time will tell.
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Re: Snowy South

Postby stepbystep » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 6:44 pm

abowen wrote:Yes Dan,
The lake would have been deadly. The views are great though - particularly to the west.
Have you done Nevada or Wet Pants? Should arrange a small group and a time to wander in. If Nevada is in snow, you would probably need snow shoes to get across the top plateau. It has one of those summits that appears close, but like Wedge, you climb one false summit then another and then another before you see the final ridge to climb.
I am walking this weekend up onto Cathedral Mtn and starting to get nervous about the cold conditons which we will have to endure for a couple of nights and days. May have camp at Lake Chapter rather than Chalice if the conditons are snowy. Time will tell.
Cheers
Andrew


Hi Andrew, haven't done Nevada before, thought I might leave it to the longer days, so I could get to Woolleys Tarn and Wet Pants, might even go up the Snowy Sth track and walk the ridgeline between the 2 peaks, give more time to take in those views to the West.
Have fun at Cathedral!!!
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Re: Snowy South

Postby Gor » Sat 29 Oct, 2016 10:23 am

I walked in to Nevada Peak from Lake Skinner earlier this month. The pictures here (particularly "From the peak", "Pandani" and "Icy tarn") give a good indication of what to expect as far as the terrain goes. There is a lot of rock hopping, and although some of it can be missed by detouring off the more direct routes, a majority of it is unavoidable. Most of the rock has very coarse crystals that provide good grip, but there are also many slippery patches of lichen that look the same as the rest. I expect it would be pretty tough going in icy conditions, but it was quite reasonable when I did it.
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Re: Snowy South

Postby Geevesy » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 5:39 pm

Gor wrote:I walked in to Nevada Peak from Lake Skinner earlier this month. The pictures here (particularly "From the peak", "Pandani" and "Icy tarn") give a good indication of what to expect as far as the terrain goes. There is a lot of rock hopping, and although some of it can be missed by detouring off the more direct routes, a majority of it is unavoidable. Most of the rock has very coarse crystals that provide good grip, but there are also many slippery patches of lichen that look the same as the rest. I expect it would be pretty tough going in icy conditions, but it was quite reasonable when I did it.


How did you go with the road Gor? Thinking about heading into Nevada in a fortnight. Was there any flooding in that part of the state this winter?
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