The Australian Alps are amongst some of the oldest snow covered alpine landscapes in the world and the twisted snow gums that feature during winter are spectacular. The beautiful landscape has inspired and drawn people here over many decades. The morning begins with the beaming light just seeping through the light layer of mist just hovering above the frozen river. There is a calm and serene feeling in the crisp mountain air. A huge white blanket of soft, pure snow is covering the mountains, which have a rich and fascinating Australian history. These mountains have been home for more than 20000 years to a number of Aboriginal groups with a unique way of life. There has been a strong connection between myself and these mountains as they are part of my heritage which is why I call it home.