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Thread: TR: Ushuaia
09-22-2012, 05:55 AM #1
Want it back.....
.... And want more
09-22-2012, 06:49 AM #2Mike Pow
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- Between a rock and a soft place. Aberdare and The Brecon Beacons, Wales
09-22-2012, 07:15 AM #3
Sign me up."We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what. -George Santayana, The Philosophy of Travel
...it would probably bother me more if I wasn't quite so heavily sedated. -David St. Hubbins, This Is Spinal Tap
09-22-2012, 07:18 AM #4
Wow. Did you get into those peaks? What is the average snowfall per season? That place is intense. Beautiful!The Passion is in the Risk
09-22-2012, 07:50 AM #5
Thanks for sharing. That was fantastic!
09-22-2012, 09:51 AM #6
that's really the edge of the world there. super cool!
09-22-2012, 09:57 AM #7
Nice! Only been down there for their summer and thought that i had to go back in winter. And the penguinos!
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09-22-2012, 04:33 PM #8
Nice TR. Yet another place to put on the list.
09-22-2012, 04:40 PM #9
What the fuck man can't you post a real TR here?!! Clicking that link really sucked!!!!!
Just kidding all those who say that shit on here are butt hurt d-bags (OK maybe that is an over statement) Thanks for tha stoke!
09-23-2012, 01:31 PM #10
Looks like a good time. Did they ever put in a lift to the far-skiers left at Cerro Castor?
09-23-2012, 02:08 PM #11
thanks for sharingfur bearing, drunk, prancing eurosnob
09-23-2012, 02:44 PM #12
09-23-2012, 03:39 PM #13
Hard not to love that place...at so many levels.
Looked like you got up on Mt. Olivia in some of those shots.
09-23-2012, 06:11 PM #14Wow. Did you get into those peaks? What is the average snowfall per season? That place is intense. Beautiful!
09-23-2012, 10:40 PM #15The Passion is in the Risk
09-24-2012, 12:30 AM #16sucks on the internet
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09-24-2012, 12:39 AM #17
Now that is some adventure! I love this kind of stuff!
09-24-2012, 01:29 AM #18
super cool fin de mundo!
09-24-2012, 09:29 AM #19Registered User
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- Jan 2008
- The Motor City
An old school Stowe hardcore, Mark Courville, on his first trip out of the Northeast, Sept 2002. Martial Glaciar.
The peaks are all ~4-5000', with tree line at ~1500'. Clearly, it's a maritime snowpack. When we were there, none of the local skiers and riders were even using beacons. We didn't see much evidence of slides either, but the terrain is ripe for it. I think the scene has matured a bit since then?
The xc ski network in the main valley between Ushuaia and Cerro Castor can be used to access some of the peaks. A few of the peaks appear unskiable though, I don't think there is a continuous snowline on Olivia, the dominant crag above Ushuaia. There are lots of established climbs though. In fact, the climbing community had the best maps and route info for all the surrounding mountains, including Cinco Hermanos, which looked like a cool ski project.
I don't know snow fall numbers, but it's probably not the next Japan. It seemed consistent, with plenty of moisture nearby and a relatively safe snowpack.
The food was amazing, but you better bring your own vegetables, if you like that sort of stuff. Most restaurant menus consist of meat, meat, fish, crab, meat, sausage, meat, and/or meat.
09-24-2012, 02:04 PM #20
No, the scene has not changed. No beacons, and only climbers have (sometimes) decent topo. I agree that snowfalls are prolly not particularly abundant, and the snow looks quite safe to be skied if compared to european alps standards. Iceland was similar as for the snow, but different for the shape of the mountains.
Last edited by verbier61; 09-24-2012 at 03:01 PM.
09-24-2012, 02:07 PM #21
Cool TR - I have always wanted to go down there.