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2022-03-30 at 19:23 - comment by SkierRoger
Great trip report Steve.
Fantastic panorama shot!
2022-03-30 at 08:08 - comment by SteveR
A great day for a classic tour!
Good skating conditions in the morning on the Burstall flats.
Final steps to the north Burstall pass.
Heading to the south pass.
Lunch spot above the south pass.
Starting back down, looking north the the route from the main Burstall Pass.
Panorama from South Burstall.
Bikinis At Burstall
Report Submitted by SteveR
(trip) Date: Wednesday Mar 30, 2022
Submitted: Wednesday Mar 30, 2022 at 08:03
Robert the Scot, Uncle Steve
It was a great day for this classic tour taking in both north and south Burstall Passes, with fast skiing on firm snow and crusts, in 4-5 cm of morning powder that turned wet everywhere below treeline in the afternoon. Crusts were found on all aspects up to our highpoint on the ridge above south Burstall at 2500 m, which made for less than ideal turns but fast travel on supportive snow, other than in the more shaded trees where the crust was of the breakable variety. The gully exit was firmly packed and more challenging than usual.
Here's the bikinis! 30 mm wide, two thirds length "bikini" skins made for easy fast kick and glide travel on the flats and road. Full width skins were used for the two steeper climbs into the alpine.