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mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
Got my son Ladd (8) into some +knee deep pow (for him) today--the float, the turns and the smiles were had...



...glad that I have an awesome ski partner!!!!1111
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
THANK YOU !

One and all, for your kindness and well wishes ! ! !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Keep us up to date as to your progress Jim. Nice to hear you had fun with your prodigy Mojede!

I managed to finish a few more pics from my hike the other day..

The beginning of the Spearhead Traverse





Blackcomb Peak

Where's waldo??





Looking through the gap at Whistler and the valley








Spearhead Range








Disease Ridge

Where's Waldo??







Mt Decker and Mt Fissile across the valley







Disease Sunset




Happy New Years!!!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Thanks Big Mike! Love Blackcomb!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Ya Slr!! People ask me all the time which one is better, Whistler or Blackcomb? I always reply "It's like comparing apples and oranges. You can't. They both have their merits and weaknesses. Truth be told tho I have a soft place in my heart for Blackcomb. The fall line is much better and there is more steep alpine terrain.

Living on the north side of town the parking makes it logistically easier, and I find the terrain opens quicker with better steep stuff in the sub alpine for those deep days.

Not to say I hate Whistler or anything like that! There are plenty of neat things to do over there and my favorite thing lately seems to be enjoying a bit of both worlds! The peak to peak has made that reality very much easier logistically speaking.. you can go from one mountain to the other in 15 minutes or so!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:42am PT
I never ski Whistler
Did it once
Why bother when Blackcomb is right there?
Banff is closer, so that's where I go now
Kicking Horse!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 12:43am PT
one word. Pillows.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 12:48am PT

Kicking Horse RULES!




Me after that sick day ^^^
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Starting a springtime Spearhead Traverse:

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Sean, Greg, Mike and Ward consulting the map:

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

The frozen headwaters of Fitzsimmons Creek, 5pm:

Credit: Jim Brennan

Greg and Mike following the sunset into Singing Pass:

Credit: Jim Brennan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Nice Jim! You got 420 too!! ;) I've never done the whole traverse. Tried once, we got weathered out behind decker for a day and elected to return rather than continue.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Credit: east side underground
a look across the canyon at the "vagina" chute. PC guide book authors renamed it the "wineglass" wtf
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Great shots you all...always wanted to ski the Spearhead...

Lots of ways to slide on snow, going fast up and down......yesterdays race
Photo by Mark Nadell
Photo by Mark Nadell
Credit: Maysho
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Maysho - are you familiar with a guy named Roman Dial from Alaska? I recall hearing about him doing some long way out there glacier traverses up in alaska on skate gear! He was (likely still is) a pretty fit dude. He competed in Eco challenges and was always in the top 5 due to fitness and excellent mountain skills.

By the way, the current record for the Spearhead traverse is just over 4 hours. I still don't believe it!
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
I thought Alex did it in 3 hours something Bruce? Maybe not...

I have two weekends free in Jan for the Duffy if you folk are interested. I'd love to check out steep ck. Also going on a solo mision to Mamquam Mtn tomorrow through Skookum Ck...

Happy Sliding!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
No sh#t? 3 hours? must have been on skate gear with a light wing!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
3 hours?? How could you bypass all those beautiful lines along the way!! ;)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Not exactly shredding, more like plodding. Ferretlegger and I heading out Glacier Point road for some snow camping. We've been skiing a lot so we decided to snow shoe for a change. It was beautiful full moon but too freakin' cold (6 degrees at night) to pop out for pics. Also my camera battery discharged due to such cold so only a few pics.
Total gear hogs
Total gear hogs
Credit: SCseagoat

Headed down ... The pulk was my birthday present but Michael is doing the test drive (as well as we're headed downhill)
Michael with the pulk.
Michael with the pulk.
Credit: SCseagoat

As usual I'm humping the pack.
Humping the pack...
Humping the pack...
Credit: SCseagoat

Stamping down our spot
Stomp.  Stomp.   Stomp.
Stomp. Stomp. Stomp.
Credit: SCseagoat

HOT CHOCOLATE
Ummmmmmmm
Ummmmmmmm
Credit: SCseagoat

The only vista I got...so bummed my battery discharged

Pretty sky and trees
Pretty sky and trees
Credit: SCseagoat


We have a great Black Diamond Bibler Bombshelter tent but its a beeetc to put up...regardless...a good time had by all...
Susan
weezy

climber
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
idiots in the backcountry..



i don't even know where to begin
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Wow. Seriously. Give me your transceiver??? Take forever? One person digging party with no gloves?? Dumbasses!!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
12/30 back country on St. Helens in fabulous sunshine. 1/1 Mt. Hood Meadows. The thermometer said cold - but the sunshine and no wind made it glorious.
1/1/2013 Mount Hood Meadows
1/1/2013 Mount Hood Meadows
Credit: Seamstress

We invade Idaho soon, and whip through Whistler in April. Watch out - lady driver....
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