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Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:38 pm
by TallGrass
Ulla wrote:I also sent Mr. Fielder a note ... He asked for facts to back this up, so I sent him the link to this thread. This is his reply: "I do not buy it. ... He is too good of a mountaineer."
What about starting with JK's own words and this thread? Don't you need skis to ski? https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 76#p600507
SnowAlien wrote:Little Bear is another good read.
http://14erskirecord.com/little-bear-peak-14037/
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"Above the hourglass I made some turns and side slipped down to right above the steepest part. There was a small choke of ice and snow that would have to be skied in a straight line with a quick right turn to the wider top of the hourglass. Without too much more thought I went for it. The rest of what transpired is something unlike anything I have ever personally experienced in my ski-mountaineering career. I’ve seen a lot of things on my years of expeditions and skiing, but I have never been the victim. My skis wouldn’t bite when I carved my right turn into the slope. I lost my balance and fell backwards. I spun around and plunged down the hill and into the couloir. I immediately accelerated. My mind screamed, “self- arrest, self arrest, stop, stop, stop!” But my friends around me watched and heard nothing but silence. My ice axe got ripped from my hands, my skis popped off and went flying. I accelerated some more. Somehow I first managed to get my head up and face my feet out like I was riding downstream floating in a river or down a slide in the park. I don’t know how but I steered myself away from the walls of the narrow choke point in the hourglass. Realizing I had no tools to stop me, I turned around and dug in with every other part of my body: mainly my knees, hands, elbows, and feet. A hundred and fifty yards later I came to an abrupt stop." -- Jon Kedrowski on "skiing" Little Bear

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:59 pm
by SnowAlien
I think it's part of the problem to explain to the average person interested in outdoors what's going on. Summit ski, continuous line (not rock skiing), at least 1k vertical skied directly off the summit is semantics for most people. JK had his skis on and skied on a mountain? That's more than a lot of people can do, so they'll buy his books.

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:31 am
by jmanner
TallGrass wrote: No Ice Axe
In his defense, he may be referring to his whippet. http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en ... 0ALL1.html

Or he's just like the Ueber liar.

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:28 am
by billycox
Slow Groovin' BBQ in Marble gets it.

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:36 pm
by TallGrass
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Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:06 pm
by BillMiddlebrook
REI made a good choice

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:07 pm
by LURE
BillMiddlebrook wrote:REI made a good choice
You're back already? Did you tag out?

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:36 pm
by BillMiddlebrook
LURE wrote:
BillMiddlebrook wrote:REI made a good choice
You're back already? Did you tag out?
I have deer AND elk and need a buck. Our crew got 4 elk this week. :)

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:56 pm
by LURE
BillMiddlebrook wrote:
LURE wrote:
BillMiddlebrook wrote:REI made a good choice
You're back already? Did you tag out?
I have deer AND elk and need a buck. Our crew got 4 elk this week. :)
Heck yeah! Congrats!

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:09 pm
by mountaingoat-G
just saw this in our local newspaper !!!
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Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:19 pm
by AnnaG22
A) That blurb is horribly written.
B ) ...wait, doing three Mexican volcanoes in five days is a big deal?

Re: Dr. Jon Kedrowski is teaching a class through REI...

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:22 pm
by justiner
That's a train wreck of words so desperately strung together.