Main Range Tour

Difficulty: Challenging

Skier Ability: Advanced

Duration: 8 hours

Elevation: 1200m

Distance: 15 km

Fitness Level: High

Group Size: 1 - 5 people

Gain Mt Twynam Australia’s 3rd highest Pk affording fantastic views of the Main Range & into the stunning relief of the Western Faces. More challenging distances & climbs over a full days ski touring, for those who have prior experience in the backcountry. A long challenging climb for the first part of the day . This tour is a great precursor to gauge yourself for SMBC’s Western Faces Experience. Please see MORE DETAIL below

 

Guiding Topics

  • Route selection

  • Ascending techniques

    • Traversing

    • Climbing angle

    • Pole techniques

  • Transitioning

  • Descent strategies

  • BC etiquette

  • Emergency response

  • Contingency plans

 

Intended Location

  • Mt Twynam/Pounds Ck

  • Guthega River/Mt Tate area as weather contingency

  • Depending on group’s capabilities i.e. skills, fitness , endurance our return may be Illawong bridge or Guthega Dam wall

 

Rating: Challenging

Requires a higher level of fitness & some experience in the backcountry. Expect to encounter longer climbs with distances about 15km & climbs around 1200 vertical meters & more challenging

 

Duration: 8hrs approx, distances include descents which is generally half the total distance

Meeting Place

  • Start: Guthega SMBC HQ 7:30a.m.

    • Brief

    • Equip familiarisation

    • Route overview

 

Experience Required

  • Ideally participants will have previous backcountry experience

  •  Be a confident off piste skier

Group Size

  • 1:5 guide to client ratio

 

​​Provided

  • Backpack

 

Needs

  • See ”EQUIP LIST" below

  • Alpine Touring skis, climbing skins

       & adjustable poles​ for hire

 

More Detail

  • Parking for this trip will be at Guthega as we don't make the last lifts back for Perisher return.

  • Participants must be at Guthega SMBC HQ at 7:30a.m. for briefing, tour will commence at 8:00a.m. sharp!

  • Guide to client ratio is 1:5max. Smaller numbers are okay but a minimum charge applies.

  • This tour is not suited to standard downhill boots, you will require alpine touring boots or a boot with a generous walk mode.

 
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