Fabulous! Our approach to the trip was to be flexible adapting our objectives
based on where we might find the best snow and weather. On that basis we
gave Mal the flexibility to recommend our itinerary. Although Mike had
expressed interest on skiing on the Fox-Franz Neve. Overall I feel Mal’s
recommendation to base ourselves in Centennial and Pioneer Huts optimised
our expereince enabling us to enjoy some great skiing in a stunning


Yes, Mal put particular and appropriate focus on safety in choosing, ski
objectives, route finding and methods of travel. At all times I was comfortable
with his decisions and guidance to us.
What did you enjoy the most? :
Many things, not least the skiing! Skiing up and over Graham Saddle – some
of the best skiing of the trip. The food was above expectation. Also found
Mal’s enthusiasm to pass on his significant knowledge of snow anchors,
avalanche beacon use, prussicking methods and methods to escape belays.