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Perisher Backcountry ski/climb trip info! 16-Aug-2012 At 4:36:40 PM Mike Bee
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I can recommend Wilderness Sports in Jindabyne for gear rental. I've rented AT gear from them and was happy enough with it.
Have fun in the back country. I gotta say, sounds like a September trip might be better for you if you're going with a 3 season tent as you'll have better chance of better weather.

I'd suggest skiing in on day one (catch the lift up from Thredbo is a good option), setting up base camp somewhere nice and then do day trips for the next couple of days. This lets you get used to the skis and terrain without a full size pack. A full pack truly does change things when skiing, so be wary about it.

On 15/08/2012 climberman wrote:
>I've been having plenty of fun and not much hassle on AT gear and skins
>for 20 years (although if I had an ulitmate quiver it would include dynafit-style
>bindings and a scaled ski, but only for longer tours, amongst a bunch of
>other skis !).

Dynafits and scaled skis (Madshus Annums) are what I got sorted with this season. I loved it. I reckon it's probably the ideal combo for Aussie touring.

On 16/08/2012 citationx wrote:
>Also, as a point of the AT gear, listening to others who have/do do it,
>I find that you're more likely to suffer trying AT for the first time compared
>to teles. The AT boots are extremely rigid and since the pivot is so far
>forward shin and calf problems abound for the newbies.

I've never had an issue with it, personally.

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