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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:02 am

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A recent trip to the Main Range - did a 5 day technical mountaineering course in 2 & a 1/2.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:40 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:41 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:43 am

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PostPost by: jimj » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Is that a shelfie?
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:49 pm

Yep, chopped out a shelf for lunch!
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PostPost by: batfish » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:29 pm

Nice one,
Photo from walk up the Khumba Glacier to Everest base camp 5 weeks ago.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:26 am

Looks like a ton of fun batfish, I presume you avoided the bad weather and nasty avalanche activity - that was a couple of months ago wasn't it?
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PostPost by: batfish » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:09 am

yes it was great, 2nd time I have been there.
The snow and avalanches were 2 weeks before my trip and localised to the Annapurna region. Everest region only had a dusting of snow, it was busy though as the trails were stlll closed around Annapurna so more trekkers in the Khumba. 4 Aussies from Melborne in the group.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:22 am

We were at Blue Lake in late October - chasing "climb-able" snow late in the season. In previous years around August we've had good blue ice on the rock & the lake has been very frozen!

We parked the vehicles at Charlotte Pass for this trip, mid season it's over snow transport from Perisher or ski in from Guthega.
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