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    Warms my heart to know that the resources were...

    Warms my heart to know that the resources were useful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

    Rob

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    Founder of HokkaidoWilds.org
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    Update on Hokkaido Ski Touring Routes Website

    A quick update on this - I've now moved all my 14degrees.org Hokkaido ski touring routes to a new website I've designed: https://hokkaidowilds.org/ski-touring

    Still free, but way better search and...
  3. Notifying Japan Police about Backcountry Plans on the Web

    Notifying police in Japan about your backcountry plans is super easy. It can be done online, in English, on your smartphone. The site is called Compass (https://www.mt-compass.com/).

    Full...
  4. Thanks again for the heads up about GaiaGPS - I...

    Thanks again for the heads up about GaiaGPS - I have added that to the list! It appears that you can't add Google Maps to Gaia, unfortunately...
  5. Do you mean whether they are supplied in vector...

    Do you mean whether they are supplied in vector format or not? If you're talking about vector data, it looks like the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) is planning on making those...
  6. I had a quick look at GaiaGPS and couldn't see...

    I had a quick look at GaiaGPS and couldn't see where to add the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) topo maps. Is that a premium membership feature?

    EDIT: Found a tutorial on it here -...
  7. Japanese topographical maps for the backcountry

    I've written up a resource about how to print out hard copies of the official GSI Japanese topographical maps, as well as displaying them in English on your smartphone.

    Android and iPhone Apps for...
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    Awesome @jorion! I hope to be up at Hakuginso in...

    Awesome @jorion! I hope to be up at Hakuginso in Feb...Mt. Furano is in my sights. I hope the snow is all good for you there.
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    UPDATED: Hokkaido Backcountry Ski Touring Routes - Free Resource

    I just thought I would drop in and say I've updated the route filtering system on my Hokkaido backcountry ski touring routes page: http://www.14degrees.org/hokkaido-backcountry-ski-touring-routes/
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    Cheers! Mountain huts are loved here, as they are...

    Cheers! Mountain huts are loved here, as they are in many countries :-) For me, if I get a nice powder run on the way down on a ski tour, it is just icing on the cake. The hills here are beautiful...
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    Hokkaido Backcountry Huts - Ski Touring

    Over the last couple of years, I have been slowly visiting some of the fantastic backcountry huts here in Hokkaido (northern Japan) - most perfect for overnight and multi-day ski tours. I've recorded...
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    Thanks! It is definitely a work in progress :-)

    Thanks! It is definitely a work in progress :-)
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    Ski Touring in Hokkaido

    I've been living in Hokkaido in the north of Japan for the last 6 years. Finally, I've gotten around to compiling the reports I've written about ski tours I've done over those years here.

    Hokkaido...
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    Sticky: These rules seem fair enough.

    These rules seem fair enough.
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    O_o

    Some epic scenery there. Wishing it was winter already.
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    Kyrgyzstan...such a magic place

    I cycled through Kyrgzstan in 2006...this brings back good memories!
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