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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Sure its all tracked out

Yes the areas that are accessible from the t bar but if you're willing to venture a little further there are plenty of amazing lines to ride in that valley that rarely get hit.

You can have the most amazing run of your life, while you look at tracked out runs across the valley.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
It must be winter because the entertainment factor of channel S is brimming. When it's an arctic outflow, you're allowed double portions of Special Kay each day.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Ask t*r. She started it. I just copied and pasted.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1010150&msg=2040685#msg2040685

This week's cute trick, at least until CMac catches on. t*r should have saved it for April Fool's.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
sʎnƃ ʇı ǝlƃooƃ

;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Sounds like Big Mike & Anders have joined anonymous, they are the only organization with the cyber abilities to do such crazy things.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
I thought you were their st rep Ryan? ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Yes, I've been to the McBride Range. On foot. Sometime must scan and post slides thereof.

The process whereby Whistler/Blackcomb took significant chunks out of Garibaldi Park, not just the Blackcomb Glacier but much more, began in the early 1970s. If we allowed ski areas to remove land from parks based on real or feigned claims of "public safety", we wouldn't have any parks. They remove the land to maximize their development, i.e. profit. Don't kid yourself.

Pretending that Blackcomb Glacier is still a provincial park in any real sense is absurd. It's hardly managed for conservation values, and I rather doubt that BC Parks has much say in what goes on there.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Is there some reason they couldn't have developed say Rainbow Mountain - outside the park - instead? Admittedly, when Whistler was first developed and opened in 1965/66, having a ski area adjacent to a park was seen as appropriate - although they wouldn't then remove land from the park. That cam in the 1970s, and up to 1991. But when they wanted to expand in the later 1970s, why couldn't they have done so on Rainbow instead?

Sure, downhill skiing fits a bit better in or beside a park than say strip mining or drag racing. But shouldn't the first question always be "is there somewhere reasonable outside the park where this can be done?"
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Paul, Mike, other people wanting to catch up...wanna do it at the Spew Pub since my house is really messy and I can't be shagged putting things away for another week at least.

I'll be home from work around 6.30. Meet after 7?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Is there any protected area which you consider off-limits to development? If so, why? Or must money always have its way?

a dyed in the wool old crusty BCMCer Those annoying people who we can thank for there being a park in the first place, you mean? Sort of like your dad?
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:56am PT
The only vegetation I see in that pic is on your face Drew,brave lad for posting that. Now how about some of you Jim B back in the day wearing your coke bottle glasses?

This is a great vid,enjoy http://vimeo.com/57013156
I heard a rumour that the 5000th poster gets a free pair of rock shoes from Big Mike,size 18.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Use those size 18s as waterskis
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:24am PT
Bruce said "process" Beavis, hhhuuugggghhhh,hhhuuuggghh....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Anders. Bruce is right, Rainbow isn't a ski resort. The terrain just isn't there + it's our watershed man! There was a rumour that al reign had plan going for it but it never came out.

As to the extension and the politics around it you can always count on the government to do the right thing for their pocketbook. It is unfortunate, but we see it time and time again.

It is fortunate however for skiers and snowboarders, who realistically would be using the terrain anyways. Remember the Flute expansion only came after those snowboarders from Vancouver knocked off a huge chunk of cornice with one of the guys riding it as it fell. It ended up splashed all over the front page with pictures and everything.

If its accessible with a short hike and you can ride back to the lift, then it should be avalanche controlled because idiots go anyways and they know nothing.

A couple seasons back, whistler Blackcomb altered its early season avalanche control policies. They decided not to perform AC on spanky's or harmony ridge or any "area boundary" which would in normal conditions be considered inbounds. This policy resulted in at least two avalanche deaths, one in spanky's and one in secret chute aka negative chutes on harmony. The worst part about the one in harmony was my friends and I had been to that exact chute the week before and it went on us. My friend cut it and all the snow left the slope. We went around and he had to down climb with his skis on. We warned patrol that area was sketchy and suggested they do AC before opening it again. They didn't.

Point is, it might not be what you wanted, but it was inevitable and necessary.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 02:53am PT
What did I miss?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 02:55am PT
jesus Tami get a grip.

????????????????
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 03:01am PT
Harry does anyone really want my old shoes? ;)
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:09am PT
I'm so confused. say wha?




Yur all on acid.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:42am PT
Uh oh. Sorry to break it up.

The pet.
The pet.
Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:45am PT
Oh yeah. Imma go there this weekend. Pinch a pebble.

Umm, high of -1 this weekend, meybe not then.
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