Its been a wild and woolly start to the last month of Autumn in Southern Tasmania, with snow falls in the high suburbs around Hobart. Mt Wellington looked superb, but unfortunately we couldn’t see what was happening at Mt Field due to a problem with the web cam. Full marks to Ian Stewart, who kindly volunteered to take a day off and head up the mountain to see if he could fix it for us.
As Ian headed across Wombat Moor this was the scene that greeted him – there is even a snow cornice visible above the Golden Stairs. Conditions on the mountain were severe, with gale force winds buffeting the ski fields, low cloud, and about 15 cm of wet new snow. Despite this Ian met a group of 10 school kids and a teacher planning to head out for a bushwalk, and couple of Dutch tourists who were heading up to look at the snow. I am not sure they will have been impressed by the shipping container shelter hut!
Ian found the reason for the frozen camera image (a wire that had worked loose from all the buffeting) and got our webcams back on line.
An awesome effort Ian – great stuff!