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 Post subject: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:15 pm 
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After 7 mths of rehab on the ankle I finally made it out on my first Spring day trip.
Headed out with 4 others from Charlotte Pass on Sat
Took the cat up to the Charlotte turning circle and headed out.

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We then headed for the Snowy River, lucky there were still some snow bridges left so we didn't have to get wet.

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Then we headed out to the area in question.

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This is the what we came to ride, Carruthers Peak

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A small boot pack up the wind lip and we were almost there.

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Views west of the ridge line

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Some pics coming down Carruthers Peak

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Our handy work

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Another skin up to the ridge and we hit Mt Lee

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Another lap of these two and we headed back for the cat at 3.45pm

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Picked up the beers we stashed at the turning circle for a well deserved thirst.

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My fav shot.

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This was what I found after taking my boots off! 7 months of lounge surfing!

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I made a small change to the walk mode. Will be reversing the change I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Looks like a some fun spring touring. You need to carry some duct tape, and tape up those hot spots before they turn to blisters.
Ouch!

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:12 pm 
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:headbang: yeah aussie f*#@in' splittin' :thumpsup: goes off like a bag 'o' crabs in the sun!

I'd like to do blue lake next year, I can see it on the google map photo you cut and paste.


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Took the cat up to the Charlotte turning circle and headed out.



I've never been to charlotte's, how much is the cat?


... and next year don't have the splitfest on the weekend I go to Feathertop!!! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Im jealous! Let me know if you head back out this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:20 pm 
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By the time I got the boots off it was too late! :x

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I might even go back to the Scarpa boots

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:53 pm 
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You can help out with Vic Splitfest Downunder next year mate!
Dates are listed here and here. No excuses for missing the NSW event, I know its fathers day but what more could you ask for than a day in the backcountry :rock:

The cat from Perisher is normally $80 but spring was $50. There's also the snow tube if you're doing over nighters so that another $50 ouch!!!
After the long weekend you can drive up there so free!
PS the Feather top trip look sick, best weekend of our season too, shame I was not riding for more than half the day :cry:

BOB
Were out there again for sure (when the wounds are good prob 5/10/12), multi day trip I think so we can hit little Austria, Blue lake etc, etc.
Ill count you in ???

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:17 pm 
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I have a bucks w/e starting on the 5th :-( make it the week after, your heels will thank you for it!
edit. DOH then the wedding is the week after! Im screwed!


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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Great report and pics Adam,those blisters look nasty.I got one a bit before splitfest,i was not happy but a product called compeed got me through.I only put the patch on for riding,i just let it dry out the rest of the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Nice I'm still mt. biken here in Arizona one day i'll be taken a summer trip to Aussie land with my split those mountains look fun. Are those cabins in the background?


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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Those "cabins" are a Ski resort!
The Ski resorts in Australia are only small.
Get on over here, we have some good BC which is super safe, just don't have the vert.
There are 3 or 4 large BC areas in Australia to ride, but they are a 5-6 hrs of driving apart.
We prob have another 4-6 weeks of spring touring left before it completely disappears.
The surf is pretty good also in winter over here too.

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:05 pm 
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I am really stoked on these Australia reports. Great job. Looks very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Rad! I am still blown away by the fact that you can splitboard down under. Terrain looks pretty fun and unique. Would love to make some turns down there one day.

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 Post subject: Re: Carruthers Peak and Mt Lee Australia
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:27 pm 
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your feets looks realy bad - notis: big bubbel s brings trubbel s, tape it bevor touring.....

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