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Avalanche warning

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The eastern side of the Golden Stairs has formed a significant cornice. One portion has broken away and caused a slide.

image of the danger area

As well as the obvious danger area on the left side of the picture and the actual slide area, the section back towards the Mawson tow (right side), at the edge of Gollum’s Gully, is also particularly nasty looking. With the recent rain, the whole cornice will be heavily loaded. Ski patrol warns against approaching the area as it will be highly unstable.

image of the Overview of the Mount Mawson cornice

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Bishwa Oakes

Editor in Chief - Website Wrangler

I've been involved with Mt Mawson since 1990 as a volunteer and I'm a member of the Oldina Ski club. I'm into skiing, a bit of snow boarding, snow shoeing and I'm partial to taking the odd photo.

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