|I think this is a great plot base to an awesome novel or tele movie.
OK, so our three chockstoner amigos, Miguel, ODH and Monty, were sitting in the Thredbo cafe sipping hot chockies after a huge day ice climbing at Blue lake, and they overhear this Prawn guy talking with his mate Bundy about this great new sport crag he's been bolting up near the Opera House valley, and how he's worried that NPWS rangers might be onto him so he's like putting dodgy entries in the log books and parking his car at Charlotte's and walking the long way around as not to give anything away.
So after this guy goes missing and it's all over the press, Monty puts two-and-two together and rings up Damo and Miguel and they agree to team up, hoping to get that bounty by finding Prawn.
Cut to them getting sorted at Charlotte's carpark, Miguel has brought all sorts of cr*p and can't keep up when they hit the trail, Damo wants to boot him off the team, arguing ensues, Monty tells them all to f---in' cut it, keep focused on the bounty guys - all the while Monty is dreaming of how many bolts he can order from climbinganchors.com with that dosh! So they trudge through the deep snow and into the blizzard, endure a complete epic etc etc, until they reach the fabled Shangri La Alpine Sport Crag.
They find Prawn holed up in the bouldering cave beneath the cliff, in a bad state but still alive. Monty starts arranging a stretcher to get him out, but in a plot twist it seems Damo has a hidden agenda, and pulls out a crowbar and saw from his backpack and starts hacking away at the crag's bolts to Monty's horror. Miguel, laden with all his gear, fell behind on the way in and is nowhere to be seen.
Damo and Monty start punching each other and as the fight progresses they stumble onto a cornice, and both tumble down the slope. All the while they were hiking in they were secretly followed by a mysterious character with a scruffy beard and ancient old-school gear.
So who is this mysterious character, what happened to Miguel, did Damo and Monty survive the plunge....... stay tuned to episode 2.