At 1:12 Christina is pointing at another snowy peak called Mt Feathertop, Feathertop is Victoria’s deadliest mountain (also the state’s 2nd highest peak). Many people have died from standing on the cornice at Feathertop summit, it often collapses and people have fallen hundreds of metres downhill into “avalanche gully”.
On this hike we decided that preparing our food before heading into the snow would make things much easier. We took a full loaf of premade sandwiches, precooked eggs and meat to minimize the need for cooking. Cooking food in the snow can be quite awkward due to the extreme cold.
We also talk about the importance of monitoring the weather forecast when planning a snow camping trip, it’s not much fun in a blizzard. It was a weekend of clear skies and gentle winds, on this trip the lowest temperature we experienced was only minus 1 Celsius.
Pointing out a dangerous snow cornice 0:15
Christina points at the cornice of Avalanche Gully, Mt Feathertop 1:12
Campsite Tour begins 1:20
See the view & water source 3:20
Inside the vestibule 5:54
END CARD 8:25
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OTHER SNOW CAMPING VIDEOS
Car Camping in the snow https://youtu.be/SA_Z31ghiL8
Winter Camping in a Snow Tent https://youtu.be/D4eww0qngy4
Snow Shoe Review https://youtu.be/Ak2slgH7gRs
Gunshot ricochet sound recorded by Grant Evans
Bush Channel Cartoon artwork by Gerald Carr