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  1. Best Method for Using Leashes on AT Bindings?

    I decided instead of buying a new lighter setup I'm going to take the brakes of my MTN bindings off my skis. My daily driver boot, the Fischer Transalp Pro, doesn't have a dedicated D-Ring so I...
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    I would love a trip report. I'm very curious...

    I would love a trip report. I'm very curious about that area.
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    Witness account observed Nelson was caught in an...

    Witness account observed Nelson was caught in an avalanche from the summit.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjAByk4IWpl/?igshid=MTA0ZTI1NzA=.


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    427466 Ascending Villarrica for the last time...

    427466 Ascending Villarrica for the last time before flying out yesterday.


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    We setup base home in Pucon for about a week so...

    We setup base home in Pucon for about a week so Iíve been skiing various aspects and lines of the mountains up to about 7500 ft elevation where the snow gets shitty. We skied perfect corn, windfucked...
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    426885 Villarrica today Sent from my iPhone...

    426885 Villarrica today


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    Ski Chile 2022

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    426561 Villarrica and Quetrupillian. No summit on...

    426561 Villarrica and Quetrupillian. No summit on either. On Villarrica high winds turned us around but we found an amazing zone of perfect corn with no tracks anywhere. On Querupillian, we knew the...
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    426437 VolcŠn Osorno Sent from my iPhone...

    426437 VolcŠn Osorno


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    For Lliama, I stopped a 100 ft short of the...

    For Lliama, I stopped a 100 ft short of the summit because my partner was already transitioning. The first 500 ft was icy survival skiing. For Lonquimay, off the top all the way to the bottom. We...
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    426194426195426196 Llaima and Lonaquimay ...

    426194426195426196 Llaima and Lonaquimay


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    Hi Victor, I will be in the Temuco/Pucon region...

    Hi Victor,
    I will be in the Temuco/Pucon region Sept 9th thru the 24th with a partner to backcountry ski. Will you still be in the area? I'd be down to meetup up and share beta.
    Cheers,
    Ethan
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    Iím hoping for good melt/freeze cycle for my...

    Iím hoping for good melt/freeze cycle for my upcoming trip in two weeks to ski the volcanoes of Southern Chile. Looks good so far!


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    Any recommendations for a mid-winter ski in the...

    Any recommendations for a mid-winter ski in the ~105 range thatís around 1500g? Iím looking to replace my Armada Tracer 108s in 180cm for something lighter. My daily driver is the MTN Explore 95 but...
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    Southern Chile Near Pucon is getting so much snow...

    Southern Chile Near Pucon is getting so much snow as well.


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    I got a flight for two weeks in September to...

    I got a flight for two weeks in September to Temuco to ski as many volcanoes as possible.


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    Like Rime ice at the top? It looks like a...

    Like Rime ice at the top? It looks like a beautiful mountain and at the top of my list.
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    Thank you for the thread. Based on past trip...

    Thank you for the thread. Based on past trip reports and the two guidebooks that I picked up, finding a good reliable car rental capable for driving in snow is pretty important. Do you have updated...
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    I'm looking into travelling down to Chile in...

    I'm looking into travelling down to Chile in September for 2 weeks to Ski some volcanoes around Pucon. Does anyone have any experience planning a similar trip? We are only planning on bringing...
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    Nice TR! I was on another boat with SeilNorge...

    Nice TR! I was on another boat with SeilNorge around the same time. I think we were supposed to link up with you. It looked like we skied some similar spots and the same sauna.
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    Iím heading to Norway this week. Maybe I can buy...

    Iím heading to Norway this week. Maybe I can buy a copy locally.


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    Maybe this was omitted because itís obvious but a...

    Maybe this was omitted because itís obvious but a MSR windburner stove or equivalent for making food/melting water and more than enough fuel. A winter rated sleeping pad or two sleeping pads, one...
  23. Iíd curious what they ski/ flex in comparison to...

    Iíd curious what they ski/ flex in comparison to the Scarpa F1 Lt, Backland Carbon or other 1kg boot, if youíve tried them on in the past, and what its limit is.


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    my bad

    my bad
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    AFAIK they don't exist. I tried to get a warranty...

    AFAIK they don't exist. I tried to get a warranty on my destroyed Mimic Liner and I got an old Platinum Liner instead. If you find one, I'd be interested.
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    Maybe not. I was in a touring shop and the...

    Maybe not. I was in a touring shop and the bootfitter mentioned that Atomic was coming out with a new boot in the all day touring category in addition to dynafit (TLT 10). I looked up the Atomic...
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    Atomicí a new version of the Backland looks...

    Atomicí a new version of the Backland looks interesting, swapping a buckle for the Boa. It could compete with the F1 and the new MTN Summit. Any reports on how it skis yet?


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    The storm came in heavy with a 4 inch rain crust...

    The storm came in heavy with a 4 inch rain crust on top on north facing aspects so I didn't bother with BP, plus the road was closed at Big Pines for a few days after the storm. Reports that the NW...
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    I did a trial for a trail run in the backcountry....

    I did a trial for a trail run in the backcountry. Compared to Gaia which is my currently mapping app, I couldnít find an obvious advantage. I donít think the fidelity of the slope angle shading is...
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    Nah I was out with Dave Sarkany on the 20th on a...

    Nah I was out with Dave Sarkany on the 20th on a loop around Spearhead and the 21st out to Whirlwind


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    I just came back from a whistler trip with 2 days...

    I just came back from a whistler trip with 2 days in the backcountry. Itís really breathtaking. I spent one day on the Blackcomb side and one day on the Whistler. Iíd recommend the Spearhead...
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    It was epic Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    It was epic


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    Great pics LeeLau! Making my first trip to...

    Great pics LeeLau! Making my first trip to Whistler ever from Sun thru Wed with two days in the backcountry with a guide. Based on forecast and recent avy obs, Iím assuming it will be mellow terrain...
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    Great review! I ordered a pair to replace the...

    Great review! I ordered a pair to replace the Atomic Hawx XTD 130 as my daily driver boot. I want something more in the weight class of the F1 and it was between Transalp Pro and ZGTP since they...
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    Stoked to come and visit Whistler this weekend!...

    Stoked to come and visit Whistler this weekend! Two days resort and two days with a guide in the backcountry.
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    Looks like a dusting all around. Next weeks storm...

    Looks like a dusting all around. Next weeks storm is smaller than I hoped to really fill in some of the San Gabriel justify a sick day to tour out there. I still might do a pre-work AM lap on...
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I'll get a guide...

    Thanks for the recommendations. I'll get a guide for at least one day of touring. Extremely Canadian does a group tour that will take you to do laps on Decker Mountain for a good price. Does anyone...
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    I'm looking into joining some friends from Dec...

    I'm looking into joining some friends from Dec 18th thru the 23rd to ski Whistler, although I've never been. Based on the snowfall so far, what can I expect the conditions to be like during that...
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    At least on Friday Dana Coulior was in pretty...

    At least on Friday Dana Coulior was in pretty poor shape. Firm with patches of ice. It was cooler after a hot week.
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    Anyone get this tear on their Mimic liner? Iíve...

    Anyone get this tear on their Mimic liner? Iíve had less than 30 days on these primarily touring and I feel they ripped from pulling the liners out of the shell. Looks like a design flaw to me. This...
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    Is there some thread of truth that the 120 will...

    Is there some thread of truth that the 120 will open up this Friday? The second gate?
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    Not the highest elevation (11k), but I toured the...

    Not the highest elevation (11k), but I toured the Negatives last Sunday and we poked around the different aspects on the ridge to see what was softening up first. East aspect was plenty soft by 10:30...
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    MTN/Backland Brakes deploy while skinning

    I got some Salomon MTN bindings with brakes in spring 2020 and when I skin up with one riser down, the brakes will spring and release, dragging in the snow. This has happened in different snow...
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    Yeah maybe! We locked them by the hiking trail at...

    Yeah maybe! We locked them by the hiking trail at Dawson Saddle. Love your SoCal video! I was thinking about camping behind the crest for a weekend next season and hitting everything I could. Looks...
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    SoCal Kick-Off

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    Biked to Throop Peak today. You can see our lines in the gully to the right


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    https://www.esavalanche.org/content/avalanche-inde...

    https://www.esavalanche.org/content/avalanche-independence-peak-onion-valley
    Esavalanche posted the incident and provided a few more observations.

    "The avalanche started in steep NE facing...
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    Snow Creek is a very hard climb. The conditions...

    Snow Creek is a very hard climb. The conditions have to be right to even consider climbing it. Not very wise decision.


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    I got the 20/21 Hawx 130 in March and had some...

    I got the 20/21 Hawx 130 in March and had some time in it. Mimic liner is comfy but tours worse than the previous liner. I plan on getting the touring liner on the fall to switch it out on longer...
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