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    Quite nice skiing up the Asulkan this weekend. ...

    Quite nice skiing up the Asulkan this weekend. The new snow lightened up nicely as the temperatures dropped. The trail is in good condition for this early in the season - only took the skis off for...
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    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass...

    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass this winter should visit http://pc.gc.ca/skirogers. This tells you why you need winter permits to ski most areas in Glacier National Park, why you...
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    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass...

    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass this winter should visit http://pc.gc.ca/skirogers. This tells you why you need winter permits to ski most areas in Glacier National Park, why you...
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    Has the takeover by Canadian Tire had any affect...

    Has the takeover by Canadian Tire had any affect yet? Though the previous owner, the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan, wasn't exactly an outdoor gear specialist either!
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    Wonder how much their insurance premium will go...

    Wonder how much their insurance premium will go up next year? Premiums might rise for other lift operators in BC too.
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    294515 “Our technical failure analysis has...

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    “Our technical failure analysis has concluded that the haul rope wires were substantially cut while under tension,” Jeff Coleman of Technical Safety BC said in a statement.

    “Once a...
  7. Funny that a republic still persists in using a...

    Funny that a republic still persists in using a derivative of IMPERIAL measurements and not the measurement system devised by another republic ;)
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    Well this is what they claim in a recent e-mail:-...

    Well this is what they claim in a recent e-mail:-

    "The beloved Renegade has returned with a vengeance! Eric Hjorleifson's signature hard charging pow weapon is back for the 2019/20 season more...
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    Whoops, misinterpreted that twitter photo. ...

    Whoops, misinterpreted that twitter photo. Thought I was looking at both sides of the haul cable. Now think the one hanging down the cliff was the uncut side of the haul cable and the other one in...
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    Photos seem to show that the cable parted...

    Photos seem to show that the cable parted somewhere between the top tower and the bottom station.
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    https://twitter.com/lithohedron/status/1160218344236056583/photo/1 shows the other tail of...
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    The biggest red flag in my mind is that Oberti...

    The biggest red flag in my mind is that Oberti seems to think that a real plus point is summer skiing. That is barely viable in Europe with a HUGE skiing population within driving distance of the...
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    Sure as hell wouldn't volunteer to cut a big...

    Sure as hell wouldn't volunteer to cut a big cable under tension. Even if the ends of the cable pulled away cleanly the cutting tool could get flung back hard. The cable supports would move a bit...
  13. I remember my school friend father's Lancia Beta....

    I remember my school friend father's Lancia Beta. Had rust holes through the bodywork before it was a year old. Got Lancia such a bad reputation in the UK that Fiat pulled the entire Lancia brand...
  14. Better check what tariffs the Don has imposed to...

    Better check what tariffs the Don has imposed to protect you from the Canadian threat to your national security ;)
  15. Where? Here in Southern Interior BC we had a...

    Where?

    Here in Southern Interior BC we had a great start then since Jan 9th there has been a drought (though areas closer to the border did better).

    I predict next year will be somewhere...
  16. Rocker launch is nothing to do with the ski being...

    Rocker launch is nothing to do with the ski being rockered. It is the combination of the binding and the rocker in the boot sole - some boots in some bindings leave the heel of the boot well above...
  17. Depends on the setup. My old tele setup had...

    Depends on the setup. My old tele setup had quite a bit of rocker launch and coming from Alpine skiing making parallel turns with your heels floating off the skis, unless you were well in the back...
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    Ski mounted ground penetrating radar?

    Heard an item on CBC radio this morning about a Norwegian group developing ski mounted, ground penetrating radar to detect weak layers in the snowpack and warn the user of avalanche hazard. For a...
  19. The AAs are only used to charge up the supercaps....

    The AAs are only used to charge up the supercaps. I believe that at low temperatures the internal resistance of supercaps increases (so the output power will decrease). So if that did cause...
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    Pretty damn good week up at Campbell Icefield. ...

    Pretty damn good week up at Campbell Icefield. Still good powder on the shadiest slopes above 1800m. Crusts on all solar aspects but on the SSW slopes above the hut they were supportive even in...
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    If you think heat molding an inner gets your foot...

    If you think heat molding an inner gets your foot hot you ought to try having boots foamed - a LOT more pressure and quite a bit hotter (the chemical reaction to generate the foam is exothermic).
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    Now they need to develop the backpack that...

    Now they need to develop the backpack that transforms into an automated excavator...
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    Unfortunately, M+S tires with 3.5 mm tread are...

    Unfortunately, M+S tires with 3.5 mm tread are officially 'winter tires' in BC - and are probably what is on your rental. You could also take chains - but if conditions are bad enough for YOU to...
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    Don't leave your beer outside the hut

    Last week learned not to leave my beer outside the hut

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    Sneaky weasel got sneakily weaseled

    I don't think the pine martin got drunk - the beer...
  25. The canister might have a high pressure, but it...

    The canister might have a high pressure, but it actually fills the airbag largely by drawing in external air through a venturi. So I think the difference is going to be a lot less than you might...
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    The highway west of Revelstoke closes quite...

    The highway west of Revelstoke closes quite frequently for both avalanches and accidents, if not quite as often as Rogers Pass. From the west there is the Highway 6/23 alternative but driving time...
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    Had a look at the access to Flat Creek in Glacier...

    Had a look at the access to Flat Creek in Glacier National Park this morning. Turned round because there is still a big gap in the ice under the rail bridge. Had fun up Loop Brook instead.
  28. Not to mention equipment. Even if you never ski...

    Not to mention equipment. Even if you never ski in a resort do you really think that Fritschi would have developed the Diamir or Dynafit the pin binding without the European ski touring market...
  29. I guess you haven't looked at the statistics for...

    I guess you haven't looked at the statistics for some time. In most developed countries birth rate has fallen a LONG way below replacement rate. The exception used to be the USA but even there the...
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    Might be a bit different this year because it...

    Might be a bit different this year because it will be the first time that British Columbia Family Day is the same date as Alberta (previously BC was one week earlier).
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    On the upper mountain at Revelstoke this week...

    On the upper mountain at Revelstoke this week some days there has been too much snow to open some of the terrain. Not that I was complaining :smile:
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    Last season over half the flights had to divert...

    Last season over half the flights had to divert because of weather (the year before wasn't as bad). Then some of the diverted passengers got delayed even more by avalanche control closures on the...
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    Someone skied the Macdonald West Winter...

    Someone skied the Macdonald West Winter prohibited area above Rogers Pass. Sure hope it wasn't a maggot than needs to RTFM. Putting continued access to skiing at Rogers Pass at risk is NOT cool.
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    Have been on the ferry as it followed the channel...

    Have been on the ferry as it followed the channel it had broken through the ice on Arrow Lake.

    It is pretty reliable - at least an order of magnitude less likely to be closed than the Trans...
  35. Good news. The interview with Gilles Valade on...

    Good news. The interview with Gilles Valade on CBC radio this morning made it seem they didn't have much clue it was coming. There is also an article in this week's Revelstoke Review saying they...
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    255202 Very nice weekend up at the Asulkan. ...

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    Very nice weekend up at the Asulkan. Not a breath of wind on top of Youngs on Sunday. A big crevasse has opened on the headwall - not a good sign for the future. :frown: Ski out not bad,...
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    Winter permit quiz is up and running...

    Winter permit quiz is up and running https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GlacierNP2017-2018
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    The cuff on my Maestrales broke completely at one...

    The cuff on my Maestrales broke completely at one pivot. I did a quick bodge repair using a bit of sheet steel to hold the plastic together. Do feel a little slop but not too bad. Although Scarpa...
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    How many probes do they estimate (or better yet...

    How many probes do they estimate (or better yet have found from experiment) it will take to make the outline of the buried subject 'evident'?
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    Still get semis at night. Also it isn't much fun...

    Still get semis at night. Also it isn't much fun when you are driving through the warp drive effect of a snowstorm even if you do know the road and have a good idea where the curves are.
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    The provincial government have a 'program' to...

    The provincial government have a 'program' to upgrade the highway. At the rate it is going it will take until the 2060s (yes the second half of the 21st century) to complete. That is if they don't...
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    CBC are reporting that Parks Canada commissioned...

    CBC are reporting that Parks Canada commissioned an internal report from KPMG to consider options for divesting non-core assets - i.e. highways. Options considered include transfers to other levels...
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    Southern Interior BC 2018-19

    Time for a new thread.

    After swissiphic's report I had to see for myself and concur. Almost had the place to myself.
  44. Maybe they are walking through fine, abrasive,...

    Maybe they are walking through fine, abrasive, sand between each step in :wink:
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    If worried about visible wear or a change in release behaviour you could always replace the U-spring with a new one.
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    Having a hard time working out how to find...

    Having a hard time working out how to find information on IMAP BC - for example heli-ski tenures. Too many data layers to choose from and when I select many of them nothing seems to show on the map....
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    Changes to the Raven this year? Seems to be some...

    Changes to the Raven this year? Seems to be some concern from comments on the photos that the rocker is a lot more than previous versions. (I'm thinking of getting a pair to replace my old Hojis,...
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    I think the short term plan is to make more...

    I think the short term plan is to make more stacking room for cars during closures. Hope they make the visitor centre parking a bit bigger too - it filled up several days last winter.
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    Wonder whether M and M are actually funding the...

    Wonder whether M and M are actually funding the development or whether they are (more likely) acting as agents looking to attract the real investment needed to build more than a couple of building...
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    The fastest world cup downhillers, on the fastest...

    The fastest world cup downhillers, on the fastest course on the world cup circuit, hit 90 mph.

    if you can get to 90 mph easily then you should be competing - and on the podium every week.
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