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XC Skiing

Fri 26 6:00pm - Sun 28 Jul 2013 9:00pm

Posted by Olivia Grover J on Tue, 9 Jul 2013
Leaders: No leader
Standard: app/trips.standards.Beginner-intermediate and everyone else!
Meeting: Tue, 23 Jul 2013, 7:30 pm

Requirements: All you need is a bit of fitness, heaps of enthusiasm, and a love for the snow, ice and all things cold and icy!!!

The weather up in the mountains can turn pretty nasty sometimes, so be prepared for this!

The snow report is looking a bit nicer now - Lets go!

There is plenty enough snow for a weekend adventure to Falls Creek for x-country skiing and snow camping. The plan is to leave Friday night from the club rooms and head for the mountains!

We will probably camp at the bottom on Friday night, then drive up the top Saturday morning.  I would like to ski out to one of the huts - either at Mt Nelse or at Pretty Valley Pondage - and stay there for Saturday night. We can play about on the skis, build snowmen/ snow fortresses or perhaps an igloo, then head back on Sunday for the drive home : )

We will be x-country skiing with packs on and snow camping, so you will need the following items (as well as your normal bushwalking gear...)

- ski's, ski boots, poles*

- Snow tent*

- WARM sleeping bag (rated to -5 or more)*

- foam mat*

- stove/trangier*

- thermal clothing + spare thermals

- waterproof jacket & pants*

- gaiters*

- waterproof gloves, beanie, glasses/snow goggles

- plenty of good hot food to keep you well fuelled

- sunscreen

* these things can be hired from the club

If you have never been snow camping/x-country skiing before then come & chat to me, or to our lovely ski convenor - Ryan!


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