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    I'm a fan of Gervais' take: "Please stop saying...

    I'm a fan of Gervais' take: "Please stop saying "You can't joke about anything anymore". You can. You can joke about whatever the fuck you like. And some people won't like it and they will tell you...
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    Fak. I was about ready to stop worrying about the...

    Fak. I was about ready to stop worrying about the PWL.
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    Whelp, broke my first Marker Alpinist heel....

    Whelp, broke my first Marker Alpinist heel. Sorta. The main tower of the heel piece started to float over the base and I can wobble it back and forth. Not sure what's going on - local shop figures...
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    Like Maine, Colorado has the "Colorado Ski Safety...

    Like Maine, Colorado has the "Colorado Ski Safety Act," which in reality is largely a bunch of liability protection for ski resorts.

    You want to get rid of a HUGE portion of the liability worries...
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    Some of the risk tolerance stuff reminded me of...

    Some of the risk tolerance stuff reminded me of the Solving for Z film, as well as Z's interview at Totally Deep. Z argues that there is big difference between someone who dies in a slide because...
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    Vail/Summit Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 8:11 AM"Let’s...

    Vail/Summit Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 8:11 AM"Let’s try and keep March Madness on the basketball court and remember the snowpack is more like January than what you may be familiar with this time of year."...
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    Wait, why should we stop calling it spooky/scary...

    Wait, why should we stop calling it spooky/scary moderate? My sense is that it's usually used to refer to the spookiness of a DPS-style avalanche problem vs. moderate ratings attached to near-surface...
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    Snowing in Summit but only a dusting so far at...

    Snowing in Summit but only a dusting so far at 9300'. Maybe a few more inches during the day but generally I think it's gonna fizzle.
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    Quick enough. Like, once you start to pack up...

    Quick enough. Like, once you start to pack up camp, turn off the fire and break down the hose/etc. Let the box sit while you pack up kitchen etc. Once you're done with the kitchen it should be cool...
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    Sauna still closed?

    Sauna still closed?
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    I have the lavabox. Works well for raft trips, as...

    I have the lavabox. Works well for raft trips, as designed. Particularly nice for rafting during fire bans. The "people will monetize anything" flak seems like an odd shot to take. Turns out a lot of...
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    Agree. Start stoking the sauna mid afternoon and...

    Agree. Start stoking the sauna mid afternoon and you can get it roaring hot by post-dinner.
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    FWIW, I found the best pricing at the hydroponic...

    FWIW, I found the best pricing at the hydroponic grow stores. Though they may be less common in your area.
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    Wut? Where did you get your refill? I think I...

    Wut? Where did you get your refill? I think I paid $10 to fill a 20# tank in August.
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    Yeah, I have friends also likely joining for the...

    Yeah, I have friends also likely joining for the Main. They may continue to Spring Bar to add another day.
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    Yeah the bus is pretty cheap and easy if you're...

    Yeah the bus is pretty cheap and easy if you're looking for cheap.
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    tgapp, I have a 16' round boat and experience on...

    tgapp, I have a 16' round boat and experience on the main but not the middle. Very interested in turning the corner, particularly if I can bring a +1. Will PM you.
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    E facing summit county today 9-11k'. BTL had...

    E facing summit county today 9-11k'. BTL had decent snow, though a little variable at times. NTL had stiff and reactive wind slabs below ridgelines.
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    We just finished up a trip to Corvara. Snow was...

    We just finished up a trip to Corvara. Snow was shit (mostly old windboard), but the views, food, and wine were all solid. It was mostly a scouting and on-piste trip, but we got a few decent lines....
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    A 20# tank will not fit under your sink. It will...

    A 20# tank will not fit under your sink. It will let you go a looong time between fills though.

    Here is a custom table I built for mine.

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    Also make sure your legs stay warm. You won't be...

    Also make sure your legs stay warm. You won't be able to keep your feet warm if the blood getting to them cools off too much on the way down.
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    The three body books are great. Recommended.

    The three body books are great. Recommended.
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    Recommendation: Feed Zone Portables

    I've been working my way through Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On The Go Food for Athletes. The first section reminds me a little of Training for the Uphill Athlete - it feels like a college...
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    I was surprised how well things skied yesterday....

    I was surprised how well things skied yesterday. E facing trees, summit zone, 9k-11k. I expected things to be somewhat sun fucked. They were not. It was fun. The end.
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    Good advice so far. Nthing snacks, warm gear...

    Good advice so far.

    Nthing snacks, warm gear (made by good manufacturers) and leaving "too early."

    Handwarmers are cheap insurance.

    We've taken the approach of "I'll take my kid skiing as...
  26. Summit Daily piece with a little more info:...

    Summit Daily piece with a little more info: https://www.summitdaily.com/news/crime/snowshoers-killed-on-hoosier-pass-did-not-have-avalanche-transceivers/

    The focus on a lack of beacons seems to...
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    Somewhere up above Idaho Springs there is a great...

    Somewhere up above Idaho Springs there is a great sign at the junction of a 4wd road and an asphalt county road that reads something along the lines of: GOOGLE IS WRONG THIS IS A HIGH CLEARANCE 4WD...
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    I remember an interview with Steve House where he...

    I remember an interview with Steve House where he talked about needing to get out of Cham because he realized the combination of the Cham-itude and pushing big alpine goals was going to get him...
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    Second on pants

    Second on pants
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    Howling winds in Summit this morning. Been...

    Howling winds in Summit this morning. Been awfully breezy the past week or so.
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    We finally have our tub up and running. Went with...

    We finally have our tub up and running. Went with a Wind River, which comes standard with an ozone system. Can't speak to longevity yet but we're real happy with it so far.
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    Ug. As usually, solid report by CAIC. I think their summary describing a brief judgment lapse nails it. This is a mistake I can see a lot of people making.
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    Great episode. One thing I didn't quite track:...

    Great episode.

    One thing I didn't quite track: was the trek to the beach necessary for the plane pickup, or was it an extra credit adventure? Looked like base camp was at the dropoff point.
  34. Where are you located?

    Where are you located?
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    Nthing Swappa

    Nthing Swappa
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    For those who weren't convinced to watch already,...

    For those who weren't convinced to watch already, it's now on Netflix
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    Huh; I have the same goodrs you're describing;...

    Huh; I have the same goodrs you're describing; didn't know they quit making them.
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    So stop reading it?

    So stop reading it?
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    Highpoint is rad, thanks for the tip

    Highpoint is rad, thanks for the tip
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    I was just reading through the 2019 AAJ - Brette...

    I was just reading through the 2019 AAJ - Brette Harrington is all over its pages with significant climbs. Also, in case anyone else is curious, no relation to climber Emily Harrington.
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    I would guess it's just people who can't count. ...

    I would guess it's just people who can't count.

    Different management, but Keystone is loading full chairs.
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    If anyone wants my specific hotel notes etc....

    If anyone wants my specific hotel notes etc. (similar to fofo's notes) PM me - I'd share publicly but it includes things like my group's flight info etc.

    Mostly focused on Corvara.
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    We'll be there Feb 2-9. Spent some time digging...

    We'll be there Feb 2-9. Spent some time digging up beta, let me know if you want to share notes.
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    That's written by the guide our group just hired...

    That's written by the guide our group just hired for a Feb trip.

    Lodging is sort of a hassle, there are a ton of little hotels that you need to contact to get their availability. I was going...
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    These are the two frontrunners: ...

    These are the two frontrunners:
    https://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/thomas-gianola/

    https://www.proguide.it/en/info/
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    Thanks to recommendations from the Ikon thread, I...

    Thanks to recommendations from the Ikon thread, I just booked tickets for early February. Likely hiring a guide out of Corvara for at least a chunk of the trip. Send any specific recommendations you...
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    Just bought tickets. Looks like we're going to...

    Just bought tickets. Looks like we're going to hire a guide out of Corvara. Send any recommendations my way.
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    HEY

    HEY
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    Totally worth the $6 or so to stream it. You're...

    Totally worth the $6 or so to stream it. You're really hanging it out there if Alex Honnold thinks you're pushing the envelope.
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    Thanks; I'm gonna pull the trigger on...

    Thanks; I'm gonna pull the trigger on alpinevibes' megamid.
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