After a delayed start to the season due to multiple conspiracies, I finally got my fix of backcountry goodness. I didn't care too much about the conditions in the week prior as nobody cares what flavour the cordial is after a marathon. It had been a long wait.
Pat lobbed after a busy week and we headed off with only a couple of hours sleep. After bumping into Craig and Angus (who is now officially a snowboarder) we hit first lift.
The plan was to kite whatever wind was available under the high pressure blob on Saturday and hope that the slight ridge on the weather map would improve the conditions for Sunday.
The Ramshead area was the first stop so we hit the lift and had a warm up tour over to the edge of Leatherbarrel creek.
I followed Pat over the ridge and watched him crank up and down the Ramshead while I slowly but surely snookered myself at the edge of the valley.
I did the walk of shame back up the ridge while Pat put on an air show for some day trippers that came from Dead Horse gap. As the afternoon progressed we decided to head over to Seamans Hut. When we neared Rawson pass Pat took off up Kosciuszko, and I headed for the top of Etheridge and had a run down the face, which was fun with a full pack.
A short video....
Untitled from Dibble on Vimeo.
Wind Data for Sunday.....