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    When you do you will find debt. I had a chance...

    When you do you will find debt.

    I had a chance conversation with an Armada shareholder a few weeks ago & he told me they were in trouble so this announcement doesn't surprise.
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    Probably not maggot territory but worth putting...

    Probably not maggot territory but worth putting out there - we've got a couple of places left on our Cham trip in 3 weeks.

    http://adventures.aussieskier.com

    Includes 6 days of guiding in the...
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    My first ever multi-day ski tour was ruined by...

    My first ever multi-day ski tour was ruined by trekkers. Fortunately somebody else was on them, but we didn't get to our intended camp and had to pitch tents on an exposed ridge.

    Fuck that guy.
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    hahaha - a fortnight is 2 weeks!

    hahaha - a fortnight is 2 weeks!
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    Prepaid SIM for iPhone

    I'm coming to the US on the weekend for a fortnight and would like to get a prepaid sim for my iPhone with calls/data.

    What's the best way to do this? Phone is a current iPhone 6S Plus from...
  6. Got no experience with the Khion but I typically...

    Got no experience with the Khion but I typically ski a 25.5 Alpine and have a 26.5 TLT6
  7. My wife and I are coming to Utah for 2 weeks this...

    My wife and I are coming to Utah for 2 weeks this weekend, will be staying with friends in PC but will have a car.

    What are some good low-consequence backcountry areas to check out?

    We have...
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    I've probably spent 40+ days with a guide in Cham...

    I've probably spent 40+ days with a guide in Cham and the environs, and not begrudged one cent I've spent.
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    Unfortunately Jerome has just had some surgery...

    Unfortunately Jerome has just had some surgery and is in recovery until mid-March I think.
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    Jerome emailed me a nice pic overnight

    Jerome emailed me a nice pic overnight
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    I broke most of the buckles and cracked the shell...

    I broke most of the buckles and cracked the shell on a pair of Titans. Nice to see you put Boosters on them, I did too, was probably the best part.

    They were shit boots anyway so didn't care - now...
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    I just did a month on smooth, white topsheets....

    I just did a month on smooth, white topsheets. Less snow buildup than my other previous pairs of touring skis.
  13. Yep this shop had the Fischer Vacuum setup and...

    Yep this shop had the Fischer Vacuum setup and said that if I wasn't happy with the punches they would put me in that, but the punches worked so there was no need.
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    On this particular morning someone's pee froze...

    On this particular morning someone's pee froze while in mid-air so I think peeing on them would have just left a bigger, yellow lump of ice on the skis!

    My wife had one auto rotation incident but...
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    I had this (but the opposite way) on the Haute...

    I had this (but the opposite way) on the Haute Route - one night I left my skis outside the hut and there was a drip from the roof and my skis were caked in ice by morning he skis were in ski mode...
  16. Not sure if the tlt5 is the same as the 6 but I...

    Not sure if the tlt5 is the same as the 6 but I just had quite a bit of work done to my 6's, and chatting with the bootfitter he said the grilamid plastic is eminently mouldable. He even said that...
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    Some nice turns to end the Haute Route with: ...

    Some nice turns to end the Haute Route with:

    http://instagram.com/p/1PuoZyyME2/

    We eventually got a last minute window of weather before we left so did Verbier to Zermatt. I've previously...
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    Yeah we've decided to ski some braille pow at...

    Yeah we've decided to ski some braille pow at Grands Montets tomorrow (provided lifts open) and most probably head to Gressoney tomorrow afternoon - still keep it open ended. I'm not keen to drive as...
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    WWMD: Currently in Cham. Dumping up top with...

    WWMD:

    Currently in Cham. Dumping up top with high winds. High ish snow line. Avi danger 4/5. Nothing open & likely to be compromised for a few days at least.

    Were meant to start Haute Route...
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    I'm meant to head off on the Haute Route on...

    I'm meant to head off on the Haute Route on Tuesday. But I don't think this is going to happen due to the weather. We will probably just go powder hunting instead.
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    Looks like my training walk up Les Houches today,...

    Looks like my training walk up Les Houches today, except it was raining.
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    One week in, 3 moderate tours and 3 days of piste...

    One week in, 3 moderate tours and 3 days of piste skiing and I'm really happy. They feel super solid and don't have that harsh ride my old Dyna FT12s had. Will keep an eye on potential drift of the...
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    It's pretty shit in Cham right now. I'm here...

    It's pretty shit in Cham right now.

    I'm here for a sneaky warm up week before my wife arrives and we start skiing with our guide for the following 3 weeks - once we're with him we definitely chase...
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    I arrive in Cham on Friday afternoon :D

    I arrive in Cham on Friday afternoon :D
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    Snell will have a few as well.

    Snell will have a few as well.
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    If you've got the cash, get a guide. Best...

    If you've got the cash, get a guide. Best investment I've ever made. Go to the Compagnie des Guides and ask for Jérôme Para.
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    Shit just got real - booked my Euro flights. ...

    Shit just got real - booked my Euro flights.

    March 12 to April 10

    Cham-based, doing the Haute Route first week of April.

    Bring it.
  28. INCOMING!!!

    INCOMING!!!
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    Yeah I've spent plenty of time in Jackson and...

    Yeah I've spent plenty of time in Jackson and more in Cham, I will say that nothing prepares you for Cham and you'll feel like a total gaper, but slightly less so due to living in JH.

    Glaciers...
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    The Vallee Blanche is great if you've never...

    The Vallee Blanche is great if you've never experienced the high alpine in zee alpes - but if you're going to do the Haute Route you will be spending a week up in the high alpine - so the VB while...
  31. DUUUUNNNFFFEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    DUUUUNNNFFFEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
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    I will get to Cham in mid-march. Hoping things...

    I will get to Cham in mid-march. Hoping things will have settled down by then. I have a friend arriving there today and I just read her the riot act on FB. Strictly piste only unless with a guide and...
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    Shit's fucked up. :(

    Shit's fucked up.

    :(
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    The guide I ski with in Cham is currently at my...

    The guide I ski with in Cham is currently at my house in Australia, a friend of his posted some pics on FB of a massive slide in the Marbrees, taken from Courmayeur. May not have been the fatal one...
  35. It's getting worse. #justsayin

    It's getting worse.

    #justsayin
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    I'm starting to just get a tad nervous about the...

    I'm starting to just get a tad nervous about the snow for my trip, and I am one of the least nervous people out there about things like this.

    Trip is 3 weeks based in Cham and will include the...
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    I'm looking forward to the lack of ramp. Much...

    I'm looking forward to the lack of ramp. Much more neutral posture.

    Being too far forward is just as bad as being too far back - where you want to be is centred. Get used to it ;)
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    Watching the World Cup in Adelboden on TV- valley...

    Watching the World Cup in Adelboden on TV- valley is very very green :(
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    Selling them because I own a ski shop - MO is to...

    Selling them because I own a ski shop - MO is to turn gear over often and try to get the wholesale price back when we sell it. I would gladly keep skiing on them however if this wasn't the plan.
    ...
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    I've had a Kabookie/Dynafit FT12 combo for the...

    I've had a Kabookie/Dynafit FT12 combo for the last couple of years. Really liked it. Not overly heavy but still a pretty stiff ski. Did a bunch of touring in Cham/La Grave and also Australia.

    I...
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    A friend of mine used to work at snowbird. He was...

    A friend of mine used to work at snowbird. He was a horribly overweight kids instructor who didn't even like skiing that much.

    Anyway one day he got booked on this private. The story goes that he...
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    I would base it on French School holidays:...

    I would base it on French School holidays: http://www.schoolholidayseurope.eu/france.html

    2015 is looking pretty good, the Winter Holidays end on the 7th of March.

    I was in La Grave and Cham in...
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    The Suunto Core in Brushed Steel or Deep Black...

    The Suunto Core in Brushed Steel or Deep Black Alu can def be worn day-to day.

    In the Ambit range the Peak Sapphire looks OK with a shirt etc. I had an Ambit 1 and it looked out of place but the...
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    Cham Mags: My brother-in-law just had his AirBNB...

    Cham Mags: My brother-in-law just had his AirBNB rental in Cham cancel on him.

    He's looking for a 1 br apartment relatively central in Cham or Cham Sud - needs to be near the buses and relatively...
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    Dear Euros, Please regale me with tales of...

    Dear Euros,

    Please regale me with tales of this snowstorm.

    kthxbai


    JT - J is thinking of joining the PGHM.
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    Suunto Core if you want a barometric altimeter....

    Suunto Core if you want a barometric altimeter. Suunto Ambit3 if you want GPS as well.
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    I'll be there in to April.

    I'll be there in to April.
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    Earlier this year, would have been late August or...

    Earlier this year, would have been late August or early September I went on a week-long ski touring trip.

    We hiked in to the Cleve Cole hut on Mt Bogong - with 25kg packs it was not a huge amount...
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    When will you be in Cham JT? Looks like we...

    When will you be in Cham JT?

    Looks like we will be there from Mid March for 3 weeks.
  50. This. I sell a bunch of AT bindings. I always...

    This.

    I sell a bunch of AT bindings. I always wonder what % of them gets used in anger. Gotta be less than 50%
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