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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 18, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Hi Mike,

Thanks! That was my first time riding with the pole cam & i only did about 3 laps so a bit of an experiment for sure. I'd love to do a follow cam with it but on a day like that it's tough to want to follow anyone!! Ps did u guys hike khb's that day? That was the day red & green were closed until about 2 pm, would have been a worthy walk for sure! We hiked up 86 for awhile & i tried to convince my friends to go all the way to $1,000,000 but nobody was down, still epic everywhere else anyways! Def made about a dozen sacrifices to Ullr that day.......

peace

Ryan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Dude so many days lately.. Guess they're all starting to blur together..
Good thing I have a camera!

Monday


Tuesday
Lurker Kyle sends it.
Lurker Kyle sends it.
Credit: Big Mike

Wendsday

My buddy Kev put this together that day too Pow Pow

edit no way to embed vimeo yet. bug chris mac

Hear ya about following someone. At somepoint it becomes more about the video than the pow if you take it too far. But the video's sure look good later.
KaiPL

Mountain climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 18, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
It's been a terrible year in Utah, but there has been some powder.  To...
It's been a terrible year in Utah, but there has been some powder. Tomorrow should be pretty good, but I can't escape work.
Credit: KaiPL
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 2, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
Beautiful day here in Whistler yesterday. Lots of fresh snow lately.

Went sledding with a buddy in the afternoon.




It was fantastic. We had an amazing day..




And then at the end of the day we broke up to the back of the next peak and I dropped into a gully on my sled. As soon as I did my first turn to the left I saw the windslab break. I looked down and saw a staunch wall starting to form. (A staunch wall is where the slab slides up and over the one underneath it.)

I wanted try and get away from most of the snow mass so I pinned it to the left. When I hit the staunch wall it sent me in the air and I landed on my tail on a left leaning slope, which sent me sideways and ejected me from the snowmobile.

I landed facing down and had a few seconds to think "OH F*&K!" before the wall of snow hit. It tumbled me forward and all I could see was white. I was like being in a snow washing machine. I continued the momentum of my spin and I think that helped me end up on top. When everything stopped I stuck my hand up in the air to let my buddy who was watching in horror know that I was ok.

Avalanche!


I managed to self extract and set to trudging the ten feet up to my snowmobile. It was like tunnelling. Each step I would sink up to my waist or deeper and then I would sink again with the next step.

When I finally made it up there my kill switch was broken, but my sled was only partially buried upside down. Pat asked if i was going to need help and I said yes so he skidded down the slide path and hit the staunch wall at mach shnell, but it was soft and absorbed most of his speed.

We got the sled running after we figured out that the kill switch wires needed to be apart.

I got too excited yesterday, and ignored the obvious signs of wind loading. I certainly won't make that mistake again.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 3, 2012 - 12:07am PT
bump
edejom

Boulder climber
Butte, America
Apr 3, 2012 - 06:27am PT
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 3, 2012 - 06:42am PT
I got up at five this morning to stand in line for my last fresh tracks of the season. 44 cms fell last night. Just another beautiful day @ Whistler Blackcomb.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 3, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Edejom- just got to watch that video :) nice. I used to love straightlining as a little guy too :)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Credit: east side underground
Big mike , thanks for the BC sled stoke
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 3, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
That's a wet slide eh east side? You're welcome. Glad I'm still here to share the stoke.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 7, 2012 - 10:30am PT
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/33259/snowmobilers+in+norway+fail+to+outrun+cascading+avalanche+video/



Wow, check out how fast this avy overwhelmes those at the bottom waiting. Scary!!!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Apr 15, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Here's a link that works, Klimmer: http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/04/04/nyheter/innenriks/snoskred/20992960/

And yeah...pretty scary!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 21, 2012 - 08:45am PT
True snowmobile/ski mountaineering in the coast mountains

http://vimeo.com/40599915
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 21, 2012 - 09:21am PT
cool video Mike! I'd love to know where those guys were. I think that first coulior might be Mt compton, where , on either side of the coulior is some very good looking unclimbed stone. The other one? That looked like some sweet stone too. Mt Thiassi maybe?

I saw a totally hilarious slide show by those guys in Canmore a few years ago, about similar stuff up in Stewart. Completely hilarious, like sledding up through the Khumbu Icefall and grizzly encounters. Then doing a little whoopsie in some hienous death fall coulior and having to climb back out again.

As cool as it all is, I still think sleds blow. Fine for access, also great for destroying the whole ambience and tracking the place into oblivion. I'll likely get another one for next year. You know a good line on some deals? A 600 or 700 tops.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 11, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
Damn Bruce! I missed this last year! I had a cherry little 600 just sitting in my yard waiting for you! Just sold it a couple weeks ago too.. darn it.

Sleds are a tool but they can also be really fun. They are incredibly expensive though and moreso if you have lots of fun on them instead of just getting around.

Here`s a closeup of Kyle sending Jimi`s eye into some nice freshies
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