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Any winter climbing out of Thredbo?
7:04:58 AM
I have been granted a 48 hour leave pass to get from Sydney to the snow, climb, camp, climb and get home. Was thinking that it may give us more time on the snow if we went up the chair at Thredbo on Saturday morning. Is there any easyish gully or mixed climbing in and around the Ramsheads or am I better going for Blue Lake?
7:48:50 AM
Go for Blue Lake, but I reckon if I did all that in 24hrs I would be a risk to myself and other drivers on the journey home. Probably many other skiiers are.

May be more satisfying to go on a ski tour are to Mt Kosi summit or the Ramsheads. While there, practice A-threads on ice and surprise yourself at dubious stake placements. I have done this, and has allowed me to make quicker decisions when I get to NZ.

8:31:24 AM
Drive to Guthega, walk to Blue Lake, climb, camp, wake up, climb, walk out, drive home. I've done this solo in a 48 hours window from Sydney. Stock up on Red Bull.
12:34:29 PM
I second Neil's approach - go from Guthega, should be at Blue Lake in reasonable time. Don't even have to fluff around with the flying fox anymore.
12:36:51 PM
On 18/07/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>Stock up on Red Bull.

You don't want to support red bull. They will just go in a bolt the place... ;-)

12:54:27 PM
Just had a report from one of the Canberra Cross Country Ski club people - the snow is meant to be good at the moment - if you're lucky you'll be able to ski from Guthega right up to Blue Lake. A faster way to do it (and won't require National Parks entrance fee) is to park at Bullock Flat and take the ski tube to the top of Blue Cow, then traverse your way south/south west until you hit the Snowy River and follow it up to Blue Lake - then ski out via Charlotte Pass following the road back to Perisher (btw - the beer is cheap if you get it take-away from the supermarket in the Perisher ski-tube terminal - buuurp - essential for post work out carb replacement.)

1:22:10 PM
The $50 or so rort for two day park entry fee is a killer when going via Guthega - so if you are on a budget the ski-tube is the way to go.

1:51:04 PM
Ski tube will cost ya more as your paying per person.....

Open Return 1 return trip valid within 14 days of purchase = $75

cheapest option is park at Jindy...thumb a ride to perisher then get on the tube to blue cow which is free (ie no ones checks that end)...jus have to make sure your back in time for the skiers exodus a the end of the day to get a ride back.

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