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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby George James » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:59 am

Helmut wrote:Might as well make it interesting...

Hah, yea I dunno about that...looks more like something that the Couloirman would do...he's couloir than I are. I think the likely rappel below what's pictured would make this an interesting enough adventure, for me.

Glad to see this thread getting some action and not just going back to bed. How bout you Brian, gots any rad pictures of tasty lines you've done/want to do?
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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:16 am

I'd love to hit this guy in Nevada.

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Something off all 3 of these in Oregon, preferably not in apocalyptic weather

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:16 am

And this guy in the Gores

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby Carl » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:27 pm

Terminal Cancer does look like a sweet ski. Maybe we can get a tow in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UphDhoRY8pg. Big Eyes looks cool too. Tight choke. Thought you had already skied it. I'm typing this from the Fraser library with a direct view of Byers Peak. Looks worthwhile for something close to home.
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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby BenfromtheEast » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:05 pm

Can I play too? Coverage wasn't too great in January, and it doesn't start from the true summit of Redcloud, but it got me thinking. I hope it's called "Toilet Bowl."
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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby lodgling » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:20 pm

Byers is on my non14er short list.

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:34 am

BenFromtheEast - Toilet Bowl is aptly named cause that looks like a whole lotta s**t up top.

Byers has been caked since early January. Anyone know what the approach is like this time of year?

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby skitexas » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:14 am

Anyone have information/pics on the east couloir off Mt. Richthofen?

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby Oman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:08 am

This time of year Byers has about a six-mile approach up old logging roads. The main bowl has slid once already this winter.

There usually are a few weeks in May and sometimes June when you can mountain bike the approach. Here's somebody else's video:

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby gb » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:31 pm

lordhelmut wrote:Byers has been caked since early January. Anyone know what the approach is like this time of year?


Approach seems like a lot of effort since you can't take a sled up the road. From what I hear. "Just a wee bit" of activity up there 2 weeks ago (Notice the slides that even wrapped into the other bowl) (couldn't post the full-size version, there's a thread on TGR in the slide zone if you want to see a bigger photo)
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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby George James » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:33 am

You are definitely allowed. Dissapointed that you didn't bring a photo of a sweet ski line with you though. I'm sure you have lots of them!

Saw the snake got skied the other day...all aboard the send train, choo-choooo! Looks like a blast. I'd bet that lots of skiers have that one on their hit list.

Here's another I had the chance to gawk at the other day, looks like a worthwhile endeavor

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- Alpinism and mountaineering are not restricted to 14,000 foot mountains
- Judgment and experience are the two most important pieces of gear you own
- Being honest to yourself and others about your abilities is a characteristic of experienced climbers
- Courage cannot be bought at REI or carried with you in your rucksack
~ The Baron Von Bergschrund

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Re: Ski mountaineering project page (photos)

Postby Voodoo302 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:07 pm

George James wrote:You are definitely allowed. Dissapointed that you didn't bring a photo of a sweet ski line with you though. I'm sure you have lots of them!

Saw the snake got skied the other day...all aboard the send train, choo-choooo! Looks like a blast. I'd bet that lots of skiers have that one on their hit list.

Here's another I had the chance to gawk at the other day, looks like a worthwhile endeavor

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George - Any beta on what/where this is?? That is amazing.

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