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193310 [2014/05/22 09:38]
smiffy
193310 [2014/05/22 10:37]
smiffy [Filming Mount Wellington]
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 There were a number of people coming down too, and they always slipped, and clutched at the wire, just as one was finding it necessary to do the same. The ski carriers found it very difficult, as they did not have their hands free, like the rest of us. There were a number of people coming down too, and they always slipped, and clutched at the wire, just as one was finding it necessary to do the same. The ski carriers found it very difficult, as they did not have their hands free, like the rest of us.
  
-We left the track, and reached the snowy slopes below the pinnacle about 1 o'​clock. There the snow was literally sprinkled with moving figures, and sprinkled generously - their bright jumpers, scarves, and berets, of every imaginable colour, looked very effective. Some were an skis, looking as much +We left the track, and reached the snowy slopes below the pinnacle about 1 o'​clock. There the snow was literally sprinkled with moving figures, and sprinkled generously - their bright jumpers, scarves, and berets, of every imaginable colour, looked very effective. Some were an skis, looking as much at home on them as we did on our feet. Others were picking themselves up from the ground, looking quite surprised at their sudden downfall. 
-at home on them as we did on our feet. Others were picking themselves up from the ground, looking quite surprised at their sudden downfall. + 
-Other parties had Toboggans, and haw I envied them their sports ​However, +Other parties had toboggans, and how I envied them their sport! ​However, we found it decidedly pleasant to sit on the top of a slope and slide dawn on the seat of our breeches. They were long slopes, and steep, and we invariably rolled over and over at the bottom, just having enough presence of mind left to crawl out of the way, before other figures came hurtling down on top of us. The more these slides were used the more they resembled a switchback, with their hollows and bumps. The worst part, of course, was climbing up to the top again, and in the slippery snow that was no easy task. Oh it was great to watch the crowd... ​slidingtobogganingskiing ​over the slopes, and always as a background ​the panorama below, as though it had been painted scenery to set off the figures on the stage
-we found it decidedly pleasant to sit on the top of a slope and slide dawn on the seat of our breeches. They were long slopes, and steep, and we invariably rolled over and over at the bottom, just having enough presence of mind left to crawl out of the way, before other figures came hurtling down on top of us. +
-The more these slides were used the more they resembled a switchback, with their hollows and bumps. The worst part, of course, was climbing up to the top again, and in the slippery snow that was no easy task. Oh it was great to watch the +
-crowd...SlidingTobogganingSki-lug ​over the slopes, and always as a back- +
-ground ​the panorama below, as though it had been painted scenery to set off the figures on the stage+
 A few of us left the slopes, and returned to the Track, and went an up to the Pinnacle. There we found the Movie man taking 'long shots'​. The view from A few of us left the slopes, and returned to the Track, and went an up to the Pinnacle. There we found the Movie man taking 'long shots'​. The view from
 that point, (4166 ft.) is much the same as from the Springs, and even more that point, (4166 ft.) is much the same as from the Springs, and even more
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