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TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Dec 19, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
Yeah, scary. Marginally more respect for backcountry conditions now.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 19, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
You better respect those hills boy. the mountains have a way of dealing with boldness and ignorance.

something to the tune of "big mountain skills or funaral bills"
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 19, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Yeah, it's a good time to stay treeward. I bought an Avalung a few years ago as an added marginal second chance.

The BEAR told me that just about everyone pulled out of an avalanche had all their clothes pulled over their head like in a street fight...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 08:12am PT
Gf, thanks for the invite, but Friday is pretty busy for me I think. Might get some laps in on the hill but have to get ready for Christmas this weekend at my sisters place in the city. We are heading there on Saturday morning straight from squish.

Here's a couple more shots from yesterday...



Lovely trees




Heaven on earth





Pillow town





Nina gets her shred on





Joel Dropping!





End of the day...


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:56am PT
Best December ever!

If you are getting the goods twenty minutes from downtown I bet it is!

Just another good december up stream though. Not to rub it in or anything but you really should consider moving north. Jus sayin'.

Anyhoo no end in sight. They're backing off the arctic air forecast and swinging back to NW flow for after xmas.

http://wxmaps.org/pix/prec2.html

Ryan - whistler gets more snow than blackcomb. Its true and measured. The difference is squat but there it is. The Callaghan gets way more.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:01am PT
35 cms over night - must be a barn burner today.

Not for me. I tweaked my knee in a fog of face shots collision yesterday so it'll have to wait a bit.

Not to belabor the point but....



GET YOUR FUGGIN' COMMENTS IN TO BC PARKS REGARDING HELI SKIING


in between face shots, that is...




Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:07am PT
Letter sent yesterday, sir.

I should dig out the letter I wrote in 1990, the last time the master plan was reviewed, and see how much is repeated.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:24am PT
When I lived out west, I used to go skiing up on the Palisade Glacier by myself every spring.

The Palisade Glacier in late spring
The Palisade Glacier in late spring
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

My favorite time was to hike in around the middle of May and I'd stay for 2 weeks. Initially I camped in Sam Mack Meadow, but the steep climb out of the meadow every morning was so-o-o-o depressing that eventually I moved my high camp up to the glacial moraine. I have to admit, though, the final steep drop back into Sam Mack Meadow every afternoon was a blast!

The latest I ever skied was in July, but the sun cups were getting pretty big by then.

All of my back-country skiing was on alpine skis with 3-pin bindings and leather boots.

The steep descent to Sam Mack Meadow
The final steep descent into Sam Mack Meadow. Those are my tracks from...
The final steep descent into Sam Mack Meadow. Those are my tracks from the previous day.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

High camp on the glacial moraine in May
High camp on the Palisade glacier moraine in May
High camp on the Palisade glacier moraine in May
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Palisade Glacier in July
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

One day I fell while solo skiing down the U-Notch, and was injured so badly that I was never able to do any more serious rock-climbing again. I performed a self-rescue and hiked out the hospital in Big Pine. I was able to hike back up the glacier 2 weeks later (with my arms in slings) to retrieve all of my gear.

The U-Notch
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Sadly, we don't have very good snow or skiing out here in West Virginia.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 20, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
Another wonderful day....although mighty windy at the top, precipitating the closure of the backside of Kirkwood as well as the Wall. This is the top of Cornice, brutal getting off the chair, but once we dropped in it was fine. I was mega POed because a couple of my fav runs they had groomed....argh, but found enough other off piste goodness.

Looking at the top of Cornice... WINDEEEEEEEEE
Looking at the top of Cornice... WINDEEEEEEEEE
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 20, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
Rad pics SLR!

that line looks rowdy!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
Haha Bruce, sorry bud I think I trolled u a bit there :-) I never go up blackcomb so naturally I advocate it whenever possible. Thanks for the facts though. Pretty sure it didn't make a difference today.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
I bet. So? It was good for you?

Anybody do Lavanche today?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Cool pics slr!! Thanks for the write up!

Looks like you had fun up there Susan! Don't you hate it when then groom good powder!! ;)

Bruce! First rule of fight club man!! Yes three laps today and three yesterday. It was EPIC!!!


So juicy up there today. The alpine was open and I didn't even care.

Whistler may get more snow as per pig alley, but it's rigged! That spot is a notorious wind deposit. Beautifully sheltered and snow just seems to add up there. They posted 50cms this morning which was the whistler number but then quickly changed it to 34 when Blackcomb reported.....


Just a couple pics today. It was GO, GO, GO!

The truck





Wizard line, 8:00am


That's it for today, but tomorrow is looking good!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Secret weapon
Secret weapon
Credit: RyanD

It was good Bruce but ripping the plastic off this thing for tomorrow is going to feel much better. Looking forward to lower mtn pow tomorrow!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
I skied past south side deli yesterday and it was tempting but I really doubt its fat enough yet. I bet I would have jumped in regardless this morning!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
Nice deck Ryan!! I got a new one too!


Now that we officially have over 200cms I can bring it out! Speaking of which I should probably go scrape it.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:20am PT
Yeah Big Mike, didn't see your post above but i'll give u a shout when i get up there to see where ur at, would be fun to hook up for a lap.
gf

climber
Dec 21, 2012 - 05:53am PT
After a rest day to recover from 6 in a row dawn patrols we are back at it this am -the double crown of holyburn and strachan loom -pieps on high though, we'll be sticking to the trees.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 21, 2012 - 06:00am PT
ata boy greg. let your go pro freak flag fly

Next few days are looking very very promising. A cool stationary trough with a little cold outflow from the interior. Stability likely to heal up nicely with only minor additions of light fluff on the existing right side up . White christmas in Vancouver?

http://wxmaps.org/pix/avnmr.72hr.html
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 21, 2012 - 07:24am PT
Credit: east side underground
sliding has been really good here on the eastside, very cold temps with the fluffy variety. 3' - 5' , that 's 1 - 1.5 meters for you hosiers eh, expected this weekend. Looks like the lower elevations will see some action.......yes... thankyou... photo of whistler... don't know the name of the lift....... edit.. the Palisades, the Chamonix of the eastside.....u-notch can be rowdy..... then there is the clyde couliar..... "v'' notch...... underhillll..... thunderbolt...... nw silll....... nw temple.....
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