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    This ^^ To get an idea, this is their latest...

    This ^^

    To get an idea, this is their latest beginners terrain:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2RVVV3VIwM
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    Pretty much, but almost everybody is doing this...

    Pretty much, but almost everybody is doing this here. I hardly know anybody who skis and don't have avalanche training. Putting on crampons and an ice axe is just common "ski touring" as well here....
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    If you can't handle your self in the back...

    If you can't handle your self in the back country, then Europe isn't doing much for you without guides. The norm here, is that people level up and acquire the skills necessary to be self sufficient.
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    Didn't you watch Blizzard of aaaaahhhhhs? They...

    Didn't you watch Blizzard of aaaaahhhhhs? They said making a mistake, means you are checking out for good!

    And while that sounds overly dramatic, it is actually true for a lot of the classic cham...
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    Absolutely! It's more that the video will help...

    Absolutely! It's more that the video will help putting things in perspective, if you start getting full of yourself :)
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    Next time you think you are rad

    Next time you think you are rad, you should watch this for a reality check:


    https://youtu.be/axNnKy-jfWw
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    I'm not OP, but In general, this is how it works:...

    I'm not OP, but In general, this is how it works:




    Depends! Are you comfortable with glacier travel, crevasse rescue, being in the high mountains with exposure, no avalanche control, quickly...
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    Very nice trip report and great photos! Chamonix...

    Very nice trip report and great photos! Chamonix really is something special. The unlimited quantity of "you can't handle it" kind of terrain does something too you. And seeing that there are tons of...
  9. Made another video from a nearby place, where you...

    Made another video from a nearby place, where you can cheat by taking a lift for the first 1000 vertical meters. There is no groomed runs, pattroled terrain or anything like that. Just a quick way to...
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    281127 281129 281130 281131 All from...

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    All from the west coast of Norway during easter.
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    I don't know anything about the X5, but I'm on my...

    I don't know anything about the X5, but I'm on my 6th year on another BMW diesel. A 5 series wagon (Euro style, not for sale in US etc yada yada yada)

    Anyway, point it. This diesel has been...
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. I agree with...

    Thank you for all the suggestions. I agree with you there is no point on mounting heavy touring bindings on light skis. Since I allready have two other heavier pairs I tour on, I'm going pretty light...
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    School me on lightweight bindings.

    Next season I'm getting a pair of reasonably lightweight skis, that I plan to set up with lightweight bindings. Skis will be around 1200/1300 grams (I Know, not super light) and I want to pair them...
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    It really is. I have always told people that...

    It really is. I have always told people that going to AK is a big gamble, but I didn't expect to lose it as big.






    Yeah, I'm considering the same. Was this now in March?
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    Spent two weeks in Haines. Skied half a day....

    Spent two weeks in Haines. Skied half a day. Rained on for almost two weeks straight. When the sun finally came, it was shit snow and insane avalanche danger. A gazillion hobs rolled over with a 50%...
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    Great photos. Actually had to scroll through a...

    Great photos. Actually had to scroll through a couple of times. Really made me want to go back to Cham.
  17. Greatest snow on earth?

    Greatest snow on earth?
  18. Thank you! Yes I agree, should have had more time...

    Thank you! Yes I agree, should have had more time to shot more footage. I did the drone shots with a mavic 2 pro. :)
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    Bon voyage et bienvenu au monde civilisé! Je...

    Bon voyage et bienvenu au monde civilisé! Je pense que tu le trouveras mieux. :)
  20. Thank you :)

    Thank you :)
  21. Thank you, I'm just starting to learn how to make...

    Thank you, I'm just starting to learn how to make video. So your comment is appreciated and motivating :)
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    He sure did ski it as much as other steep skiing...

    He sure did ski it as much as other steep skiing counts as skiing.

    Whether that's actually IN the Troll Wall can be discussed in my opinion. Not saying that to take anything away from it. It's...
  23. Yes, will make sure to have more skiing next...

    Yes, will make sure to have more skiing next time. We were a little late and started to lose the light, so didn't have any time for filming on the way down. :)
  24. The Sunnmøre Alps, a video report and a love story.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3nNbVQ0c54

    I'm obviously biased, but this is my favorite place in the world.
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    As usual, Norway.. 269089

    As usual, Norway..

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    Nothing, absolutely Nothing is as fun as a pair...

    Nothing, absolutely Nothing is as fun as a pair of Lotus 138 in pow.
  27. Courmayeur Food is immensely better than in...

    Courmayeur

    Food is immensely better than in the US. You can rip Helbronner and "glacier du Toule" all day long. When the conditions aren't there, you can ski _perfect_ corduroy all day at the...
  28. She just crashed again today on the Super-G. Was...

    She just crashed again today on the Super-G. Was able to ski down again on her own, so probably no serious injury. Feel sorry for her though.
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    I skied the alchemist 189 version on -1 and...

    I skied the alchemist 189 version on -1 and regretted mounting it there. I think it skis better on the line.
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    Cosmiques couloir in Chamonix is a mega classic....

    Cosmiques couloir in Chamonix is a mega classic.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2RVVV3VIwM
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    Np, feel free to send me questions if you have...

    Np, feel free to send me questions if you have any, and I'll try to answer them as best as I can. I sure hope Haines will be good in March, particularly since I have talked three other people into it...
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    Yes, varsom is the site for getting the avalanche...

    Yes, varsom is the site for getting the avalanche forecast. You can also often get an idea about the conditions in general on the site. I haven't been to lyngen, so I can't really tell, but I have...
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    If you are looking to combine ski touring with...

    If you are looking to combine ski touring with sailing, there is nothing that comes close to Norway. The areas you want to focus on is Sunnmøre and Lofoten. These videos should convince you:

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    I liked it. Made me second guess my career as...

    I liked it.

    Made me second guess my career as an SRE/programmer. If I had just moved to cham when I was 18 (when I was thinking about it) I could have been dead already.
  35. Yeah, I think I'll name my future cat that :)

    Yeah, I think I'll name my future cat that :)
  36. Never mind, it seemed I could change it in the...

    Never mind, it seemed I could change it in the settings.
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    My favorites are the ones I currently use: ...

    My favorites are the ones I currently use:

    Zeiss Batis 25 f 2.0
    Zeiss Batis 85 f 1.8
    Sony Zeiss Distagon T FE 35 1.4 ZA

    I love all of these, particularly the 35 1.4, it just renders soo...
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    I had two days inbound skiing with shift clamps....

    I had two days inbound skiing with shift clamps. I can't tell any difference between these and my Look or Marker when skiing inbounds. I also crashed pretty hard, and they came off without any issue.
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    Given how car-crazy the US is, I find it...

    Given how car-crazy the US is, I find it interesting how uneducated they are about proper tires. Running winter tires is pretty much kindergarten knowledge in scandinavia.
  40. Thread: Audi E-tron

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    I'm on our dealers waiting list for the Porsche...

    I'm on our dealers waiting list for the Porsche Cross Turismo. You have to be pretty far out to not see how this car kicks ass. There isn't a fossil fuel car I rather have than that.

    Currently,...
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    I find that very upright boots make it hard to...

    I find that very upright boots make it hard to "sit" lower. When you bend your knees a lot, it's easy to end up backseat. Makes it harder to get big angles etc. I have heard people argue that upright...
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    Thats just for roiders. Man boobs it is for...

    Thats just for roiders.

    Man boobs it is for those who are disgustingly out of shape.
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    I'd say it depends on what/where you are touring....

    I'd say it depends on what/where you are touring. If you are not crossing any steep icy stuff, or don't need to edge it for a long time, you will be just fine.
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    Yes! :)

    Yes! :)
  45. Are really the pro tours less stiff than the...

    Are really the pro tours less stiff than the standard liner? I have always been under the impression that Dynafit liners are complete crap? At least mine are.
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    This is Aurlandsfjorden.

    This is Aurlandsfjorden.
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    Love this one.

    Love this one.
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    Those of you who think cell phones are a suitable...

    Those of you who think cell phones are a suitable replacement of a proper GPS, should take a trip over to the Slide Zone, find the thread about the disaster in the Alps. Should read the article as...
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    254403 Norway

    254403

    Norway
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    This is how I do it: I ski every weekend...

    This is how I do it:


    I ski every weekend from the beginning of November, which is usually OK here in Norway. " Then I do that for every weekend until mid-June. You can start in September if you...
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