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Winter ski mountaineering partners

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?

Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby livetothemax96 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:30 am

scramble wrote:Yes! Also late to the thread. Wish I could make the movie night... have been watching so many youtube trailers lately ;-) Ian we should get out again. I don't mind giving you a lift.

Last year was my first year in the backcountry. Wow skiing down mountains is kind of the best thing ever! I took AIARE I, but feel like I could use some more practice searching for buried backpacks, so actually if anybody wants to find a day to do some beacon/probe/digging practice, I'd be down.

I'd love to learn from others about safety, technique and HOW TO FIND THE GOODS. Especially in the Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain NP!


Definitely Sara! We still need to ski a couloir from the top :wink: I'd be down for getting out and practicing some safety techniques as well, can never have too much of that. My friend Mike and I will probably be getting out there a ton, there are a million awesome things to ski back in there, you'll have to come with us sometime!
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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby nkan02 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:15 am

Snowgirl wrote:
nkan02 wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:That's Ladies Ski Mountaineering night at Neptune... I'll be heading there to see Christy Mahon's talk \:D/

Wow, that looks great - thanks for the heads up! I'll try to change my calendar to be there as well.


That's my plan. A little dangerous, because it's the day after I get paid :shock: and I might be tempted to write checks my grad school budget can't cash...


Great showing last night at Neptune. It was nice to see Otina (thanks again for the heads up), Caroline and several other people that I knew. It was not really a ladies night with a lot of guys in attendance. I happened to be seated next to Chisty's mom & dad - just a lucky draw, so got to chat to them a bit. Obviously they are very proud of their daughter, as they should be.

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby oldschoolczar » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:46 pm

Well I'd love to get out later this winter/spring! If anyone doesn't mind traveling with a backcountry newb then I'd love to tag along. I'm a pretty good resort skier.. but I've got a ton to learn in the back country. Hopefully by Spring I'll have some avy training and decent avy gear..
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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby Spiderzak » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:43 pm

I've got a few years of backcountry skiing under my belt, and all the avy tools and training. I'm new to the region and living near Vernal, UT, so I'd love to meet folks that are interested in BC skiing around Steamboat, Aspen, or if anyone has plans to check out the La Sals near Moab! I'll drive pretty far on a Friday night to meet new people and get some good turns in. Also, I'm definitely interested in getting into more serious skiing, on steeper terrain, etc.

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby ulvetano » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:05 am

Cameron pass on Sunday. Anyone want to join?

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby nkan02 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:39 am

A little too far of a drive for me. May try to venture into Butlers gulch this weekend.

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby ak47 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:02 pm

Hey! I'm up for sunday and have been itching to go explore that area. I splitboard or snowshoe depending on the group/conditions. I don't need a summit descent just looking to have some fun, dig some pits, recon, etc. Call or text if this sounds good to you, Alex 303-579-7381 Thanks!

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby Dave B » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:46 pm

ulvetano wrote:Cameron pass on Sunday. Anyone want to join?


Be careful! I was up there today, dug three pits on <30 degree slopes on E-SE aspects. Two were pencil-hard wind slab (25 and 40 cm) atop about 25 cm of facets the other (in the trees) was hand-hard fluff (35 cm) over facets. The hand-hard fluff failed upon isolating the block and the two wind slabs failed with one soft and three soft hand taps (both Q1 obviously).

I also had a couple of collapses on flatter ground and some softer whumphing but I didn't really see any signs of natural avys.

It's a bit different from last weekend.
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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby ak47 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Thanks DaveB, I'm definitely aware of the weak to very weak structure out there and really appreciate you sharing your local findings. So far this year I've done alot more ascending than descending...dreaming of teton pass...AK

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:31 pm

CAIC wrote:A high pressure ridge builds over the western US later in the week. You may want to call in sick and ride blue-bird powder for a few days prior to the apocalypse.

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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:06 pm

that's what I'll be doing :wink:
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Re: Winter ski mountaineering partners

Postby ulvetano » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:20 pm

Dang...will be out of town this week for work. But can't complain, today was knee deep turns, next wkend will be touring in the Winds, then Jackson, then vail for NY's. hurray for the snow!

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