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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 17, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
I had the first lift assist day of my 45th SkeezinSeason today. . . Crystal clear and gorgeous at Blacktail Mountain, just south of Kalispell.

What a blast!

It was my first time skeezin at this area. It's one of those where you drive to the top of the mountain and the ski area is below you.

DARLING PLACE!

25 years ago I had my first lift day of my 20th SkeezinSeason (at MMSA) on Karhu XCD Comps and Asolo Extremes. . . so I MADE myself ride that stuff for half the day. . . as a celebration of how strong I USED TO BE!

Dood. . . that shit's hard to ski on!

:-)

CrankOnDoods!

oxox



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:30am PT
Wrong thread maybe but- Did some window shopping today & found my board for next year.
























Credit: RyanD

Should be good for melon grabs.


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2013 - 03:50am PT
Cool Ekat! How did the new skis feel after? Like heaven I bet ;)

Sick deck Ryan. Definitely good for melons :)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 18, 2013 - 05:22pm PT

Cool Ekat! How did the new skis feel after? Like heaven I bet ;)

Like heaven, indeed!

:-)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 19, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Okay, I am totally convinced now... I gotta try snowboarding

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
That vid is so classic ;) watch out for the skooch leg!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:58am PT
Arrargh......return from back east to an apparent long dry spell in Ca. It started so good...since Dec 5 we got in 28 days of snow fun (resort ski, b/c ski, snowshoeing) in 5 states...now a stall. Headed up to Seattle end of Jan for the sailboat show thinking of hopping over to Whistler. We've never been.

I did catch a few runs back home at Holiday Valley in Ellicotville, NY. Very tame. No camera but here is a pic from my very first season of skiing last century, circa 1956 at Holiday Valley (with my bro). At that time they only had tow ropes and T-bars.

My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
Credit: SCseagoat



Pray for some CA snow, pleeze

High and Dry
Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Ditto Suz!! No snow for my birthday!! Good thing i'm a climber too! :)

Looks like this ridge is going to push east soon and the whole west will open up for snow again!!!

Do come up! I would love to show you guys around a bit!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Sorry the snow Gods and Goddesses weren't more kind on your big day.
I'll PM ya when we are up there and let you know if we're going to make a run for the border. It's been a ski area we've been wanting to check out. Thanks!

Susan
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 21, 2013 - 03:43am PT
Some thrills and spills for the hour after Mike's B-day:



t*r

Mountain climber
the hills of my home
Jan 21, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
i want to huck that burton love board through that plate glass window!

not only do i not want to see that sh*t in this thread, i also don't want to see it on the slopes. i wrote burton a letter when those came out.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 21, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Speaking of hucking...





RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 21, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Mojede that was cool!

Jim B that world record cliff drop vid is crazy!! What a lucky idiot that guy is, insane!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 21, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Credit: east side underground
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 21, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Ryan,

The guy who did that is Rick Sylvester, who occasionally posts here. He FA'd the Son of Heart on El Cap with mandatory 10d squeeze/ off widths. Burton called following those on jumars, 5.10 cleaning...

I know there's a topic on ST about that ride off of the top of Mt. Asgaard in Baffin Island for the James Bond movie. All I know is that it was mind blowing and revolutionary to watch at the time regardless of the movie.
weezy

climber
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
RIP yellow Voile shovel blade (2013-2013)



today i watched my yellow voile shovel blade, which i purchased only two weeks ago, plummet over 1000' vertical feet down into the bowels of The Funnel. i hoped maybe it would hang up on a grove of pinions about 20' down but, nay, it was not to be. i said a quick prayer (ie: dropped a flurry of f-bombs), floundered into the north woods, hit my knee on a tree trunk, did a one-hitter, and scurried back to the trailhead. snow was crap, views were great.


shine on you crazy yellow shovel blade.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Sorry about the hard cheese on your shovel, Weezy old chap.

I hope this ceremony involving early snowboard technology helps you understand your loss:



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 21, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Wow Jim, that's wild I'd love to hear the story from him. Maybe idiots not the right word but lucky for sure. It seemed he was not aware of his line at all.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 21, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
The cliff drop vid, where the guy augers in at the base after 300' + of free fall does look like a bad line choice.

If that was James Bond, he would have had a plan in advance...
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
OK. . . I just had THEE SINGLE BEST LIFT ASSIST DAY SINCE I LEFT MAMMOTH!

It was P E R F E C T on BigMountain today.

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

A PERFECT DAY COMES TO AN END!
A PERFECT DAY COMES TO AN END!
Credit: Big'sWebCam
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