Dead Horse Gap: The Brumby Debate

Ribs prominent beneath a winter coat, and hardly enough energy left to acknowledge our presence, the three brumbies stare at our group of telemark skiiers. It has been a week since the last real snowfall, and the marks on this snow tell us the whole story: the brumbies have moved less than 10 metres in…

Fitzgerald Hut, Alpine Retreat

Falls Creek, Snow Report, May 2014. Conditions Summary: Great for mountain biking. What a depressing start to the season (unless you’re a mountain biker). So while I await the snow, I’ll share my experience of skiing at Falls Creek a previous winter. My parents and I had decided that we wanted to explore the alpine…

Under Spion Kop, Falls Creek

A visit to my family in north-east Victoria saw us escaping the cicada drone and heat of early summer for the high country. Inspired by photographs she’d seen, my mother walked us out from Watchbed Creek to just under and between Spion Kop and Crow’s Nest, on Big River at Falls Creek. We hadn’t quite…