Writing from the top of Mount Saint Bernard in the Alpine National Park, Australia. Weather beautiful for walking. Pictures to follow.
Mt St Bernard is near the Great Alpine Road at the start of the walk to The Twins and Mount Morgan. Mt St Bernard is 1532 metres above sea level, and about 80 metres above the road, giving you a nice view of the surrounding terrain. Today the top was mostly free from snow and walking was safe.
Snow was set in from about 1600 metres in the shade and 1700 metres in the sun. The nearby twins are 1680 and 1702 metres respectively. Both had solid snow. The lower twin was walkable without snow gear provided you made the trip quick.
The other twin requires a transverse of several hundred metres through snow and would not be safe without the right clothing. Both are exposed to wind and would be dangerous without protection. The wind was picking up during my walk.
Mt St Bernard has a flat top area where you can picnic. There is a ski tow to the top but no toilets or warm drinks. It is strictly a stopping point on the way through or a quick walk from the road for a look toward the south.
You can see The Twins and the road up to Mount Hotham from Mount St Bernard. The Twins give you a view further north to Mount Feathertop, as shown in the following photograph.