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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!

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this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Looks perfect. I remember those trees being unique, are they called ghost trees?

Edit: I got the ghost right and they are trees. Snow ghosts.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Snow ghosts. . .

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On the backside, there are some that are 20 feet in diameter. . . just PLASTERED!

PERFECTLY PLASTERED!

:-)

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We even have a beer named after them!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
I'd love to see the stats from today. Something tells me there MIGHT have been 500 skiers there. . . and that's one BIG SKI AREA!

Big Mountain - get it?

:-)

It's only a peesie bit smaller than Mammoth.

LOVE IT!
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Good on you. That is a great mountain, even with that huge crowd;-) tfpu to the tfpu'er
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Wow eKat I'm jealous!!!!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
At least 80% of my runs today were SOLO - top to bottom! Like some kind of glorious dream about how it would be to SKI IN HEAVEN!

Nobody ANYWHERE around me.

And the views THROUGH Glacier National Park very well might have ended in South Dakota!

:-)

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mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Welcome to Montana "resort" skiing, Kath--finally ;-) !!!!1111



Weekdays at Discovery, I rarely encounter folks on my run, or even in line to ride up together...
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:52am PT
YAY. . .

I've prolly got 60 days on BigMtn and most of them have been beautiful . . . a couple, in my early Montana days, were hiddie because I didn't get the low light goggle thing. . . I mean, for me, goggles were for running gates at high altitude in the bright sunshine. . . it took a while to figure out that if you love snow ghosts you gotta love low light goggles.

HA!

BUT. . . yesterday was by far and away, the best "downhill" (read: free heel for me) day since I left said high altitude sun - and that includes everywhere else I've skied since Mammoth.

I need to get over toward Bozeman. . . I hear youz dadz have it pretty good!

:-)

GO!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Arrgh....long dry spell in California, don't like it. Thinking of loading up the car and heading up to Bozeman via Utah and Colorado ... such promise early season...

Another type of snow fun (although this was summer)...up on a glacier outside of Campbell River, BC (Mt Elkhorn? can't recall) picking up glacier ice for the proverbial "rich uncle's" martini

SIL scooping glacial ice for the evening's martinis.
SIL scooping glacial ice for the evening's martinis.
Credit: SCseagoat

Successful ice harvesting, Stacy, Ferretlegger and SCseagoat
Successful ice harvesting, Stacy, Ferretlegger and SCseagoat
Credit: SCseagoat

Return view, after heli pilot said we "gotta get outta here now, storm...
Return view, after heli pilot said we "gotta get outta here now, storm coming"...ok by me I don't drink hard liquor anyway.
Credit: SCseagoat

Snow, pleeeeezzzzeee.....

Susan
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 27, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Joel's methods are among the best I've ever seen.
Joel's methods are among the best I've ever seen.
Credit: RyanD
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 27, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
^^^^^. Oh sheeeeet. I had to look for the guy!


Susan
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 27, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Sweet pic Ryan, so much for the old saying

"Friends don't let friends poke meth"
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