If you follow social media related to backcountry skiing and riding in Australia, you are probably familiar with Mike Edmondson. His regular posts on touring in the Snowy Mountains are often beautiful and a nice reminder of what it looks like to be ‘Living the Dream’. Mike has a long connection to the mountains, a range of interests, and offers many services for people wanting to explore the Main Range.

He has been a backcountry guide, professional photographer and qualified cross country ski instructor for over thirty five years in Kosciuszko National Park. Mike specialises in leading snow camping adventures, photography expeditions, he runs walks to Australia’s Ten Highest Peaks, and offers cross country ski instruction and backcountry ski tours.

Through K7 Adventures he runs the Ten Peaks walks, which can be done via a ‘base camp’ approach with lodge accommodation in Jindabyne or camping in the mountains. He also does a ‘historic huts’ walk and trips out to the impressive western slopes of the Main Range.

You can check some of his trip reports via these videos. And this one features Mike guiding Ernie Dingo to Kosciusko.

Mike has an extensive online photographic gallery, with many photographs and a photographic book available for sale.

His online gallery is here.  

He is also passionate about the Snow gum dieback issue (check here for many articles on the die back problem), and has noticed many favourite iconic landmark trees die over time. He has been recording the spread of die back, with before and after photos collected.  

This seminar on dieback includes input from Mike.

There is also a short story on dieback here from The Project.