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Backcountry Si – Temple Basin Opening Weekend

With all the snow in the last series of storms it’s hard to imagine that the Canterbury club fields have only just opened. It was Temple basin that lead the charge with a promising north-west system on the horizon Temple hedged their bets and put the call out they were opening on the 9th of August.

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Temple’s beats paid off and were reward with enough snow to get the tows spinning. 250+ people made the trip and enjoyed some on field freshies and sidecountry slashes. We went up for the weekend to check out conditions and weren’t disappointed with the result.

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With the lure of the ‘mingha’, temple basins backcountry terrain, being too strong to lap the resort we poked around the ridges finding chutes and lines into the mingha.

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The western facing aspects had been blasted by the wind, however provided great climbing conditions and quick travel up to the top of Mt Temple. The exposed climbing was made worthwhile with deep wind buff right from the summit, a definite highlight of the weekend.

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Thanks to the Temple Basin team for throwing it all together.

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