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  1. And that is the problem! In most of the...

    And that is the problem!

    In most of the continent: no, not at all, ever!

    But in the mountains where there is the terrain capable of producing a slide, and the snow capable of producing a slide...
  2. Thanks for the ideas. The resort is south of the...

    Thanks for the ideas.
    The resort is south of the equator so it's nearly the end of winter.
    It's in a continent usually associated with red dust not snow avalanche.
    The public believe in an...
  3. Best arguments for a resort to have an avalanche dog and explosive program

    I work at a resort that has a limited avi issue: coastal snowpack so mostly instability only in the storm snow but the storm snow could be over a meter of hard windslab in the right places....
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    ACC will likely cover it cos its an accident...

    ACC will likely cover it cos its an accident
    Travel insurance will likely not cover anything after not urgent
    Maybe try sportsmed in Christchurch, it has gps that are used to dealing with, well,...
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    It's not rocky mountain cold smoke but there's a...

    It's not rocky mountain cold smoke but there's a few turns that make me smile :)

    I learned a new descriptive for snow conditions the other day tho, 'coral reef!' It was very apt and it had me...
  6. Ok not so similar, your boss has to give you...

    Ok not so similar, your boss has to give you written approval first to validate your injury!
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    Its luck and weather patterns which one gets the...

    Its luck and weather patterns which one gets the goods.
    Early in the season a large stable high pressure system was sitting on Australia so frontal systems were forced south and delivered the goods...
  8. No, I am in....Australia! A place not known for...

    No, I am in....Australia!
    A place not known for snow, but it does have both snow and skiing :)
    The legal situation is similar to NA
    The pain seems much better after the nasty tearing thing last...
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    Can't answer for Buller, it sounds optimistic...

    Can't answer for Buller, it sounds optimistic though.
    But because it fell with strong wind there are drifts deeper than that (at thredbo.)
  10. So this week on sweep my ski punched through the...

    So this week on sweep my ski punched through the isothermal slop into the bushes beneath and I continued forward resulting in a nausea inducing tearing sensation from the medial side between the...
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    Shit not any more :( A solid week of warm...

    Shit not any more :(

    A solid week of warm heavy rain and it looks like early summer up there :eek:

    Where has winter gone??
  12. The thing that hurts the worst is any time i lean...

    The thing that hurts the worst is any time i lean back in my boot (heel into bindings, walking downhill)
    So I figure the back of the boot acts like a pivot point and the tibia is forced forward...
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    I had a lot of ITB problems a couple of years...

    I had a lot of ITB problems a couple of years ago.
    I used the foam roller a lot, carried PAT Strap things a read about in a thread here to prevent flare ups, kept the knees warm cos I had a lot more...
  14. Ankle injury bad pain after 12 months any advice?

    Last season (July) I injured my ankle in walking boots.
    12 months ago, I am on a southern hemispere season.

    The mechanism was running on broken pavement in the dark.
    I think sudden I think...
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    Yay, it's snowing! :)

    Its snowing at last in the 'Snowy Mountains'

    It looks like winter out there :biggrin:
  16. Thread: Antarctica

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    There's snow here also.. ...

    There's snow here also..

    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?i=http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps/images/75233/photos/PHOTO_15771084_75233_7447160_ap.jpg&w=640&h=0


    These guys followed us around...
  17. Thread: Antarctica

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    Good but not so fast these days

    Good but not so fast these days
  18. Thread: Antarctica

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    Back in France. The ski planes, their pilots...

    Back in France.

    The ski planes, their pilots and crews all fly down from Canada.

    The Ilyushin flys down from Russia, they clear a 2.5km ice runway. We were 2 days late flying out cos the runway...
  19. Thread: Antarctica

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    A month on the ice, the storm of a century that...

    A month on the ice, the storm of a century that tore our personal tents to shreds with hurricane force winds and buried our camp, the expanse, the beauty, the struggle and terrifying power of the...
  20. Thread: Antarctica

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    ski plane...

    ski plane
    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?i=http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps/images/75233/photos/PHOTO_15767833_75233_7447160_ap.jpg&w=640&h=0

    Russian guest house and the southern most banya...
  21. Thread: Antarctica

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    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?i=http://media.kick...

    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?i=http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps/images/75233/photos/PHOTO_15767756_75233_7447160_ap.jpg&w=640&h=0

    Emporeurs...
  22. Thread: Antarctica

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    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?i=http://media.kick...

    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?i=http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps/images/75233/photos/PHOTO_15767697_75233_7447160_ap.jpg&w=640&h=0

    Arctic Truck
    ...
  23. Thread: Antarctica

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    Still trying!! OK i suck, any clues? I will...

    Still trying!!
    OK i suck, any clues?
    I will deliver cute naked penguin pics..
  24. Thread: Antarctica

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    Sorry first time posting pics, no worky.

    Sorry first time posting pics, no worky.
  25. Thread: Antarctica

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    Antarctica

    At first you fall in love with Antarctica, then it breaks your heart.


    Ilyushin
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    plane leaves in 3 hours, hope the landing on the...

    plane leaves in 3 hours, hope the landing on the ice goes well (biting nails) i guess the pilots who land on the ice are good at that sort of thing though.
    Penguins to follow :)
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    In Cape Town, waiting to fly South :) The plane...

    In Cape Town, waiting to fly South :)
    The plane was delayed today but I think it's flying tomorrow
    Where I'm going is a bit flatter but there are penguins :)
  28. Thread: LASIK

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    I had LASIK in NZ in 1998. Went from -8 both eyes...

    I had LASIK in NZ in 1998. Went from -8 both eyes which is the limit for the procedure (really bad, almost legally blind, they don't even score it out of 20!)
    After it was 20/20 for one eye and -.5...
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    I changed to a sports dr and he thought it was...

    I changed to a sports dr and he thought it was actually a fissure or cyst on the external miniscus and sent me for another MRI..
    but that left me with a month to wait and my knee still really hurts...
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    I swam today instead of running which still hurt...

    I swam today instead of running which still hurt but less

    I got some good ideas from people here for the ITB (the roller, the cho-pat)
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    Patella femoral pain

    I've had long term problems with the ITB in my knee but now it has come up with a new problem:nonono2:
    This is painful going up hill (knee flexed) unlike the ITB
    Less painful after i've iced it but...
  32. Thread: Into the White

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    SWEET :)

    SWEET :)
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    Yeah, in France and touring should only be done...

    Yeah, in France and touring should only be done on touring skis.
    If I still skinned on twin tips they'd prolly pass out.
    Have you got ski crampons to fit on that set up?
    No rockies cold smoke here!
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    So has anyone put dynafits on them (mounted...

    So has anyone put dynafits on them (mounted forward, backward or on the line?)
    I was looking at a pair but the shop guy said I could not put dynafits on them as they are too large and would 'stress...
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    The second half of that answers the first part.....

    The second half of that answers the first part..

    you want to find a woman who is passionate enough about skiing, outdoors etc...

    that she will understand when you leave her at home and go do...
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    + 1 from France

    + 1 from France
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    For showers, some truck stops have them, some...

    For showers, some truck stops have them, some community gyms are really cheap, give you somewhere warm to hang out after skiing and you get a shower.

    I froze my last laptop which destoyed the...
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    After sleeping in vans and cars in the mountains...

    After sleeping in vans and cars in the mountains in Europe north america and NZ..

    I totally second the window tinting, means you can stealth camp anywhere. I used to drive around town till I found...
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    I followed the ski/climb life since I left...

    I followed the ski/climb life since I left college (skiied 280 days in 12 months one year,) only to find the job/money thing is not there after. I can't say I regret the years I spent living my...
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    FREE Tele boots, location France

    No I won't pay postage sorry.

    Scarpa T1 size5.5
  41. Mmmmm les mecs francais :FIREdevil

    Mmmmm les mecs francais :FIREdevil
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    Thanks for the info, a few more questions. So...

    Thanks for the info, a few more questions.

    So with the sling, 2 weeks before you can work on a computer or more six weeks.

    Is it likely to be possible to fly long distance or drive say 3 or 4...
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    Ant idea how long you would have to leave after a...

    Ant idea how long you would have to leave after a shoulder surgery before work or travelling, skiing.
    I don't want to have surgery until the spring but its got to the point of subluxing if i roll...
  44. Still for sale... Sorry for slow responses to...

    Still for sale...

    Sorry for slow responses to pm I am living in a tent in rural France picking grapes, so have very limited net access.

    Gotta sell it so I can buy a van before winter..
  45. OK then $600 cos ZOOM airlines just went broke...

    OK then $600 cos ZOOM airlines just went broke and I have no way of getting back and no US work visa again :frown:
  46. 1994 S10 Blazer, US registered, located in Calgary

    Fair condition. $800 cos of the location.
    I am located in France so I can't deliver it!
    Pics next weekend I hope.
    PM for more info.
  47. Good websites for altitude/3rd world medical recommendations

    Not going anywhere exciting, just trying to pass my exams so I can get paid to go to exciting places.

    If you know of any good websites that have info on altitude related problems, 3rd world travel...
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    Gutted to have missed closing day at the Lake (by...

    Gutted to have missed closing day at the Lake (by a few time zones)
    Skiied to last lift here though. :) but now have to hike for turns.
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    2 guys got caught in a fairly big slide here,...

    2 guys got caught in a fairly big slide here, both had ABS packs and both ended up on top of the debris.
    Which seems good to me.
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    Taking people climbing, rappelling, paddling. I...

    Taking people climbing, rappelling, paddling. I think its more of a UK thing and you need to be mountain guide for France.

    I'm working on getting accompanateur so I can just work in France, better...
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