Thursday, 18 April 2013

Winter Trip No 1 – Thursday

Inside the
(Photo: Malcy)


Pictures just don't do it jsutice.

This day certainly made up for all the lie up we have had so far. We finally managed to

Inside the crevasse.

get out! For the whole day!!! Whoop whoop!
We left at around 9.30am and drove with our skidoos and sledges to Sunnysite Bowl. On the way there my sledge fell over which I thought was quite funny. Once we got there Malcy put some flags up on the slope to mark the safe way for skiing downhill. We both had a couple of runs (driving that skidoo up the slope scared me quite a bit ...). With every run I did I managed to start off higher and higher up on the slope.

Coming out of the crevasse (Photo: Malcy)

Later on Malcy found the crevasse again which Bel and he visited on their winter trip a couple of weeks earlier. We went in and it was pretty awesome! We were able to get down for about 50m when we had to stop. It is not really possible to describe their magnificence but especially with the sun lighting them up in all kinds of blue and white they just look so impressive.
We skied back down afterwards and had a break and some food.

Malcy just leaving the crevasse.

Afterwards, we ski-toured up to the summit of Sunnysite Bowl. Luckily the sun came out and we were able to see the awesome view from the top! The summit was called Max which is one of the Stoke peaks (they are all named after dogs from back in the day when they still had dogs down here). We skied back down and I didn’t fall over quite as much as I expected.

On top of Max. (Photo: Malcy)

However, most of the way I spend doing pizzas (snowplow) and looking rather awkward. But it was FUN!

On the bottom of Sunnysite Bowl.

We did lots and lots more runs. Steve and Tom joined us later in the afternoon. Eventually, absolutely knackered, we left and had Chilli for dinner once we got back. 

View from Max.

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