17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
>Still a bit of ice at Blue Lake- can link up about 5m of vertical (at best ) into some low >angle ice and then another 2m flow to give about 20m of "steepish" climbing. The 5m
>high good ice section covers about 20m at ground level so made for quite fun soloing/ >ice bouldering variations but I'm glad we didnt take in anything other than tools and >crampons.
>Could ski all the way from the carpark in Guthega on Saturday and excellent snow >coverage from the 40cm dump last week.
>An avalanche had occured in the Blue Lake cirque (?maybe Thursday) with the crown
>isible about 2m below the regular cornice on the westerly slopes and a lot of debris below.
This is a fair report of the conditions last weekend too.