Ski 6:02:19  9.68 km (37:26 / km) +615m 28:24 / km
Backcountry ski lesson/tour with Nat and Al. Just the 3 of us in the group so made it perfect in terms of how challenging things were and the pace we made. Overall really enjoyed the day.
I think that we surprised the guide that we were all OK going up, and she was just as surprised at how we were all a bit cautious going down. I was the worst of the crowd and completely lost my ability to turn and stay upright, and subsequently just completely lost confidence. Still managed to enjoy the day, good to get out into a beautiful area, peaceful and quiet. Climbed the granite tor to top of Guthega Trig in ski boots and brand new goretex pants - very happy not to have put a hole in them and/or slid down - I was not a graceful sight!
Hoping that I never have to do another kick turn in my life! I did get better after some practice. That practice being about 3 times what the others needed to do after I slid down the hill on my back with q ski on after the first attempt!
Putting skins on/off far easier than expected and climbing with them amazingly easy :)