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  1. Thanks! Yeah, I guess in hindsight I wish I'd...

    Thanks! Yeah, I guess in hindsight I wish I'd done the 24-105 and, down the road a little bit, added the versatility with a wide, fast, (cheap) prime. I guess what it came down to was that the Sigma...
  2. Update: I went with a Hyperlight Mountain Gear...

    Update: I went with a Hyperlight Mountain Gear regular size Camera Pod for my A7c w/ Sigma 24-70 2.8. It is just barely big enough for the camera w/ lens but it sits nicely on my sternum strap and is...
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    Climbing Skins

    Like everyone, I used BD skins for a long time. I used to be able to use BD skins more or less indefinitely; the glue would become more of a pain in the ass as they got older, but it would generally...
  4. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  5. Right on. Yeah, I use an iPhone SE...And you roll...

    Right on. Yeah, I use an iPhone SE...And you roll a Sony A6whatever, correct? Why do you want the Fuji?
  6. Yup, for sure, thanks. Interesting to see the...

    Yup, for sure, thanks. Interesting to see the airbag trigger in there as well; I did just obtain an airbag pack.

    Would you care to explain your choice of an a6300? Did you think about an...
  7. That's an interesting concept...but I do like to...

    That's an interesting concept...but I do like to stop and take the camera out to shoot my partners or some other image between transitioning at the top and again at the bottom of a pitch...

    It's...
  8. Would you be willing to post a selfie-of-sorts...

    Would you be willing to post a selfie-of-sorts that shows how that sits on your pack/torso?
  9. Fuji x100v/Ricoh GRIIIx for ski/ski touring/landscape photography

    Anybody using one of these fixed/prime lens compact cameras for skiing/outdoor photography? It occurs to me that 1. they are compact enough to carry on a pack shoulder strap; 2. they offer ery high...
  10. Who skis with a camera stored on their shoulder/sternum straps

    Is anyone out there skiing/ski touring with something like a smaller mirrorless camera w/ lens strapped to their backpack shoulder straps or sternum strap? Something like a Sony A7c with whatever...
  11. Is the assumption that ZGTP is still going to be...

    Is the assumption that ZGTP is still going to be the more capable downhill ski boot?
  12. Thanks everybody! For now I think we might...

    Thanks everybody! For now I think we might actually head to downieville etc. off the bat in hopes that a few more days will get us around memorial day crowds and hopefully buy us a little bit more...
  13. Heading to "Tahoe" next weekend from SLC with...

    Heading to "Tahoe" next weekend from SLC with MTB's. Seems like we might be a little early but we'll be pretty mobile so we might do some Downieville riding, some Reno/Carson City riding, and as much...
  14. Hey WRA: There are a couple of pretty striking...

    Hey WRA:

    There are a couple of pretty striking snapped trees in the flattish area at the bottom of the main Cabin Run pitch. Every time I see them my gut clenches up because like a lot of people I...
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    Thanks guys! keep it coming.

    Thanks guys! keep it coming.
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    Tech Bindings for Clydesdales

    I'm advising a 6'4" 240lb friend on a touring setup and I'm not sure what to say about a tech binding for a guy that big. I am inclined to race bindings and I know several ~200 lb skiers using speed...
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    Same. RIP.

    Same. RIP.
  18. This year was good, but it had nothing on 2008: ...

    This year was good, but it had nothing on 2008:

    http://www.alta.com/conditions/weather-observations/snowfall-history

    180 inches in January '08
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    penis

    penis
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    Typical road closures take place between 530 and...

    Typical road closures take place between 530 and 630 AM and last 2-3 hours, but they can happen at any time, including on very short notice if conditions require. Sign up for canyon alerts from UPD...
  21. Someone probably found the slope a little steep...

    Someone probably found the slope a little steep for skinning up three inches of dust on crust--just one reason why skinning directly to Toledo saddle or up Flagstaff is the preferred route.
  22. https://www.tetongravity.com/images/ci-images/3907...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/images/ci-images/39072/toledo_tragedy__forum.jpg

    WTF? Why not choose a route to the top that allows other people to enjoy fresh lines? Toledo face can hold quite a few...
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    JHMR is a little low/east facing for reliable...

    JHMR is a little low/east facing for reliable snow in april. Altabird can be quite warm too but its definitely a safer bet for snow quality in the spring.
  24. "The Alien"

    "The Alien"
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    How about crampons on these things? It doesn't...

    How about crampons on these things? It doesn't seem like these boots are compatible with a heel bail...
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    Also I submit that to achieve the sort of...

    Also I submit that to achieve the sort of walkability afforded by TLT5/6, F1 Evo will require that you un-do the upper power strap ( or remove it altogether), the "buckle" thing which tightens the...
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    Scarpa F1 Evo Fitting

    Has anybody figured out a way to make it easier to get into and out of Scarpa F1 Evo? The carbon reinforced scaffo is stiff enough around the heel pocket that it requires major effort to get into...
  28. One Wasatch is a proposal to link ski resorts by...

    One Wasatch is a proposal to link ski resorts by chairlifts and resort terrain generated by a ski area marketing agency and supported by individual ski areas in the central Wasatch.

    Mountain...
  29. Better give SLC a try until you make enough money...

    Better give SLC a try until you make enough money and get enough experience to find a job in a more desireable location. Or, move to a ski town and suffer through a couple years of shitty jobs and no...
  30. x2 for lighter airbag packs. How about an airbag...

    x2 for lighter airbag packs. How about an airbag that packs down really, really small, but actually has a much higher volume while being stronger than current options? Also remote control operated...
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    I am tall and skinny, with a voluminous scrotum,...

    I am tall and skinny, with a voluminous scrotum, and I ski 150 days a year.

    The Girish was the only ski I have owned so far that I a) did not ski first and b) absolutely hated, and almost...
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    193 Cochise v. 190 Q-Lab v. ~190....

    I haven't had a long, stiff, midfat ski since my last pair of 189 B-Squads exploded in february of 2012; in the meantime I've used a Salomon Rocker 115 and a Nordia Girish, both have left a lot to be...
  33. Roj is preparing himself for the onset skiable...

    Roj is preparing himself for the onset skiable conditions in the white mountains--likely developing sometime around late february--by dick-punching himself over and over again until that occurs.
  34. You will grow several penises on each foot

    You will grow several penises on each foot
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    Aliens are clearly the way to go but there is too...

    Aliens are clearly the way to go but there is too much volume in the heel/ankle for my feet. TLT5 last fit me perfectly, with TLT6 becoming too wide for quality skiing....

    Anybody know whats up...
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    2014/2015 Dynafit Evo

    Looking for some light touring boots and I'm intrigued to find Dynafit Evo is now all black, with a more solid looking shape, while maintaining a <700 g weight AND coming in $500 cheaper than last...
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    Dynafit RC1

    Anybody know if this will be available in the US? Where?
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    We are the only animals with the power of reason...

    We are the only animals with the power of reason sufficient to develop and use technology to the point where the dangers of existing on earth have been so muted that we can "recreate." I guess now...
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    COME ON DUDE SKIING IS MY FUCKIN LIFEBLOOD, BRO

    COME ON DUDE SKIING IS MY FUCKIN LIFEBLOOD, BRO
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    155771 8 characters

    155771 8 characters
  41. Penis...

    Penis...
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    http://marmot.com/products/details/scree-pant ...

    http://marmot.com/products/details/scree-pant

    All you need for bc skiing.
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    Did central CO have a dust event mid week last...

    Did central CO have a dust event mid week last week? How about today/tommorow?
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    IT MELTS?

    IT MELTS?
  45. My first roommate in Alta, 2005-2006.

    My first roommate in Alta, 2005-2006.
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    ski touring near Beaver Creek, CO

    I am going to a wedding in extreme sports mecca and major wilderness access hub, Beaver Creek, CO this weekend, and while it seems we may revert to day drinking instead of paying $140 to ski at the...
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    I went to Kyrgyzstan last summer to visit my...

    I went to Kyrgyzstan last summer to visit my brother, who is peace corpsing in At-Bashi, a small rural outpost beneath the At-Bashi mountains in southern Naryn province, "the heart of Kyrgyzstan." ...
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    You may still be able to order Vertical brake...

    You may still be able to order Vertical brake assemblies from Dynafit/Salewa; its worth an email to their customer service dept, which is generally excellent.
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    All of my friends who ski at Alta wear a beacon...

    All of my friends who ski at Alta wear a beacon every day, as a matter of habit, regardless of whether they are carrying other gear or plan to leave the boundary; I think this is fairly common...
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    Just got 180 reverts to replace warrantied BD...

    Just got 180 reverts to replace warrantied BD drifts. Kind of a weird ski: heavier than advertised, stiff, with a low rise tip and tail that, to me, serves no purpose on a ski of this relatively...
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