In our last podcast episode, episode 158, we talked about snowshoeing in the Australian Alps. But for those who want to go a step further there are other options including skiing and snow camping. In this episode we catch up with Gary Tischer and find out about options for skiing, and snow camping away from the resorts. We talk about safety and logistics in the back country in general, including more than you every wanted to know about what to do with toilet waste in the snow!
To round off this episode we catch back up with Bruce Easton from Wilderness Sports about options for getting a taster in backcountry.
This episode is all about backcountry touring including skiing and snow camping:
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If you are keen to try out some backcountry touring then we recommend alpine adventure store Wilderness Sports which is located in Jindabyne and has an outlet in Perisher. They offer a range of tours for both skiing and snowshoing as well as in backcountry awareness and safety which includes snow camping. To find out more go to:
Website; Wilderness Sports
Please note that we have no affiliate relationship with Wilderness Sports, they just provide an excellent service!
Cross country skis are longer and narrower than downhill skis (photo by Gary Tischer)
Whites River Hut in summer (Gary Tischer)
Whites River Hut in winter (Gary Tischer)
Sunrise in the mountains from the tent (photo by Gary Tischer)
Making table and chairs for the dining area (photo by Gary Tischer)
Backcountry camp (photo by Gary Tischer)
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