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Kedrowski: 2017 Throwing rocks

Post by PaliKona » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:38 pm

Is it accepted ski mountaineering practice to throw rocks down the couloir you're about to ski to test the snow conditions?

If you follow the one and only Dr. Jon Kedrowski on Instagram, apparently this is his technique (after littering and leaving his card on the summit). In his "Insta-stories" today, he's tossing rocks down the North couloir on Pacific Peak today. I'm sorry, how is this safe? What if there's a party down there that you didn't see??!!
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Re: Throwing rocks

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:42 pm

Dumb
How is this guy still on the Internet?
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Re: Throwing rocks

Post by PaliKona » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:48 pm

I wish I could post the screenshot but it's too large.

Here's his link. Click on his avatar to see the string of video "Insta-Stories":
http://instagram.com/drjonkedski

WTF.
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by justiner » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:12 pm

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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by PaliKona » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:13 pm

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Unbelievable. Even if he thinks there are no parties around, what about the chances of hitting a mountain goat or other wildlife? This guy...
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by d_baker » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:16 pm

What a fine example of a bad idea....from a "Dr."
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by justiner » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:17 pm

It's OK, he's a doctor in Geology. If the rock was injured, we've got a professional on the scene.
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by lodgling » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:26 pm

I'm confused. Why not just ski it?
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by Monster5 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:29 pm

justiner wrote:he's a doctor in Geology.
Geography...
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by justiner » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Oh you're right.

I'd like to say, "I don't get this guy", but I do: He likes to show off publicly his poor impulse control - that's it in a nutshell. He's proven that time and again. Posting a video of him trundling down a rock off a steep couloir is kinda par for the course.

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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by TomPierce » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:38 pm

If he's trying to clear a slope of an avalanche, that rock would hardly equate to the force on the slope generated by a skier. F=MA, right? Maybe cutting the slope on skis (risky!) But that puny little rock? Funny...
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Re: Throwing rocks: Dr Kedrowski

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:09 pm

His lies and douche-baggery used to irk me a bit, now I think it's funny.

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