158-Snowshoeing in Australia

Show notes

Hiking, bushwalking, whatever you want to call it is all about hiking outdoors in nature. While Australia doesn’t have the same sort of extreme winters as Europe and North America the Australian Alps are usually covered in snow and for many of us it means some of our favourite hiking destinations have gone to sleep and we need to look for other options. Buy why is that? Recently we tried snowshoeing to see if this ‘walking option’ provided an alternative to hibernation for accessing the alpine regions during the colder months.

This three part episode consists of a discussion on the basics of snowshoeing, a series of recordings we made on the day of our snowshoe tour, and finally  an interview with Bruce Easton, owner of Wilderness Sports in Jindabyne. For more information read our write up here.

Podcast overview

This episode is all about snowshoeing:

  • Introduction
  • Part 1
    • Snow shoe basics (time index 00:01:39)
      • What is snowshoeing
      • Getting started
      • layering for comfort
      • Eye care
      • Specialise equipment
  • Part 2
    • Interviews from the trail (time index 00:09:27)
      • Things we learnt (time index 00:19:44)
  • Part 3
    • Interview with Bruce Easton from Wilderness Sports in Jindabyne (time index 00:26:26)
  •  Tim and Gill’s final thoughts (time index 00:48:22)
  • Bloopers (time index 00:51:22)

Close (time index 00:51:54)

Interested in going Snowshoeing?

On the day we did our snowshoe tour we used alpine adventure store Wilderness Sports which are located in Jindabyne and have an outlet in Perisher which is where we did our tour. They offer a range of tours ranging from three hours to a full day including a tour that summits Kosciuszko. While they usually require three people they will run trips for 1-2 people which cost a little bit more.

Instagram: @wildernesssports

Facebook: @OZwildernesssports

Website; Wilderness Sports

Please note that we have no affiliate relationship with Wilderness Sports and we paid for our snowshoeing day tour. They were recommended to us by some industry people and our experience on the day backed that up.

Bruce Easton on the cover of Wild Magazine

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