Getting into the back country

Tue, Aug 16, 2022 One-minute read

Getting into the back country

Over the last weekend I undertook a snow survival course in the back country near Threadbo. What a great weekend, and an awakening. I think I should do some more stuff down there and maybe even get some skiing in.

In the meantime here are the things I need to buy, and learn.


  • z-fold mat
  • better hard shell (pants and jacket)
  • synthetic jacket pref with water repellent outer
  • 75L+ pack


  • weather systems
  • layering
  • climbing knots
  • climbing anchors