Those tele guys is a podcast made by a couple of telemark skiers from Downunder. The show will talk tele, investigate topical issues, share our love of Australian winters and have a good laugh.
S2E19 - The Season 2 Finale
It is time to put the summer wax on and for those for 'Those Tele Guys' to wrap up the podcast for the season. In this episode, we look back at the 2021 ski season and discuss various influencing factors that determined how winter unfolded for us in Australia. We talked about the weather, equipment, covid, and the general 'tele-vibe' that occurred throughout the season to paint an audible picture of our experience for the listeners to enjoy. We also catch up with Sven Gorham, a past guest of the show, who has been working as a patroller at the famous Treble Cone ski resort on the south island of New Zealand. He provides us with a seasonal breakdown and also sheds some light on the tele scene around his local haunt. The final 'songs for the freeheelers' also features, and keeping in the spirits of NZ, we parody a famous tune made by the Flight of the Concords.
Thanks for listening, and we will see you next year!
S2E18 - Skiing the Australian Alps Walking Track with Mark Oates
We may have eluded that Tele Guys were wrapping up for the season in this episode, but we managed to sneak in one more before we finish the podcast for another year. We found some time to sit down with Mark Oates to talk about some of the adventures he has completed throughout all of Australia's snow-laden states. Mark often posts fantastic photos and detailed trip reports on social media about his endeavors in his home state of Tasmania. He chases the snow while the conditions are good to ski amazing terrain in breathtaking locations, showing just how good Tassie can be for those willing to put in the hard yards. This guest has also completed the Australian Alps Walking Track in winter on two separate occasions. The AAWT is a 655-kilometer, point-to-point journey that travels through some of the most remote areas of Australia's rugged mountain ranges. In this episode, Mark shares some information about those two trips in regards to equipment, logistics, weather, motivation, and even a sneaky game of hide and seek with a lost food barrel. Please enjoy as we ski the Australian Alps Walking Track with Mark Oates.
Find out more about marks travels at https://markoates.exposure.co/
S2E17 - How to be a dirtbag and save money for the 2022 season
The 2021 season is wrapping up down here in Australia, so it is time to look ahead and use the power of hindsight to plan for the 2022 season. We hope for a season that is not hindered by Covid-19 for all Australians, and if all goes to plan with the government's vaccination roll-out, then we should have a season that is somewhat more 'normal' than what we have experienced over the last two years. We have compiled a few tips on how to be a dirtbag if we do get back to normal as many have suffered financially throughout the pandemic, highlighting the importance of making every dollar stretch as far as it can go. In this episode, we share some tips on how to save money on transport, accommodation, food, equipment, ski passes and entertainment. Please enjoy as we explain how to eloquently turn yourself into a skiing dirtbag.
S2E16 - What does Google say about telemark skiing?
People often ponder the mysteries of this big ol' world and Google has become an avenue to find the answers to such conundrums. At the touch of a button, we have a library at our fingertips to make us more informed and educated about certain topics we find interesting and valuable. Telemark skiing is apparently one of such topics that have confused the brains of many, and this is evident when perusing the catalog of previously asked questions that Google has filed away ready for any curious and shy alpine skiers on a path of enlightenment. In this episode, we go through some of the most commonly asked questions and see if our own knowledge of telemark skiing matches the internet mastermind of Google.
S2E15 - The story of Cleve Cole
Over the past two years, back-country skiing in Australia has been thrust into the limelight due to the global pandemic. Many feared the resorts would not open and began collecting essential items to start learning how to earn your turns in the Australian Alps. People are also curious to learn where it all began in Australia, and exactly how long have skiers been seeking the solace of the mountains. Unfortunately, some people are lamenting that back-country skiing is a relatively new prospect that has only been made accessible due to modern equipment available to us today. It has certainly made it more accessible, but we must acknowledge that skiers have been hiking up hills in Australia in search of snow for a long time. In this episode, we talk about the early days of skiing in Australia, where it started, what they used, and where they went. We also share the story of Cleve Cole, an early skiing pioneer, that sadly lost his life after an ill-fated Hotham to Bogong crossing attempt.
S2E14 - Riding the High Country with Eddie Wilson
This week’s guest was first spotted in the distance free-heel skiing at Falls Creek. His distinguishing bright yellow pants and futuristic Bishop bindings make him easy to identify amongst the telemark crowd. He works for Tourism North East, a group actively working to strategically grow, enhance and promote the High Country tourism offering, and is also one of the main drivers behind the Bright Mountain Film Tour.
We ask Eddie where his love for telemark skiing began, what Tourism North East is currently working on, how he got involved with the Bright Mountain Film Tour, but most importantly, what it is like stepping into the modern era when using Bishop bindings. Please enjoy Riding the High Country with Eddie Wilson!