Alpine Skiing and Mt Sterling

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Alpine skiing, Ski, Ski touring
  • Pages : 4 (1214 words )
  • Download(s) : 61
  • Published : May 27, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
YEAR 11 OUTDOOR EDUCATION MT STERLLING ASSSIGNMENT
BY BRADLEY SHALLARD H08

YEAR 11 OUTDOOR EDUCATION MT STERLLING ASSSIGNMENT
BY BRADLEY SHALLARD H08

PART A:
Mt Sterling is iconic mountain just a couple hours away from Melbourne and its sits right next to the famous Mt Buller. It is one of the only untouched Alpine areas in the country and its natural beauty is draw dropping to say the least. It has an amazing history and what it has to offer is impeccable. Its amazing scenery and views can be witnessed by anybody because the summit isn’t too far of a walk. The peak of the mountain sits at 1749 metres and looks into a beautiful landscape that is defiantly worth the walk. For many years Mt Stirling has attracted cross-country skiers, horse riders and people that want to truly escape into an untouched environment. The summit was used for cattle grazing. In 1994 the decision was made to develop the mountain for downhill skiing and the future for the mountain was not looking bright. Fortunately, the Victorian government announced in 1997 that the plans to develop the mountain for skiing have been overturned and to keep Mt Sterling all season, nature based tourist, recreational, and also an educational mountain that is inviting for everyone. Now at Mt Sterling they have put up many signs that are about the mountains history and they range on a various amount of topics. The mountain has no resorts on it and actually relies on the people that use it to look after it and keep it clean and pure. People understand how great and magnificent the mountain is so there rarely is a scrap left behind but ideally it’s our own responsibility to keep the mountain as it is. At 1500 metres, the trees change to snow gums and on the summit there is one isolated tree which stands out a lot. PART B:

Minimal impact to me is when you access an environment and do as little to it that you can that impacts on it so you don’t leave a mark on it. Ways that people can practice on...
tracking img