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  1. #1
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    TR: Mt. Baker - Coleman Headwall FAIL (alternate decent)

    Alto called me up the other day and asked me if I wanted to go ski something up on Mt. Baker. He was vague about what we'd be skiing, but I signed up anyway.

    Here are a few of the hi-lights from the day, I've written a full TR HERE.




    Two routes down the headwall, we intended to ski whichever one felt better.


    The top. Photo: Alto (Drew Tabke)


    Uhhhh....




    The line we did ski. Photo Alto: (Drew Tabke)

    Another link to the Full TR if you're too lazy to scroll up.

    Hope you enjoy, we sure did.

    sam

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    One of the more badass fails ever posted on here! Nice work.
    smoke crack and worship satan

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    Sickness. This place is in serious need of stoke and this delivers.
    eating and sleeping is serious business

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    I would have been scared to ski the back up line
    Hello darkness my old friend

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    Rockstars, you guys

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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

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    Jesus, the intended lines are pretty rediculous ... The back up is still some serious stoke. Nice job!

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    Wow. That was an impressive day. Anyone shit there pants when the ice started coming down? I probably would have been on my way to the car! I think you made a wise choice on lines. Nice. Nice.

    BTW, what's with skiing with the ice axe as sidearm? That could have hurt when it gored into your kidney! Ouch.

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    Pleasure skiing with you, Sam! I look forward to many more adventures in the future. Like two days future. Woot!

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    Damn good stuff guys!!!!

    Tho' alto really needs to pull out the gaiters to fully commit to his mountaineer steeze:



    We should ski sometime, except job limits me to weekends only.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    so who recently skied the alternate?

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    Pro model fedora.

  12. #12
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    looks like quite the adventure!

  13. #13
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    Nice working getting up there guys! Very cool stuff, especially like the skier turning above that massive icefall. Too bad that wind came up on you, but like I always say, make the best of what you got...and you guys sure did. Looks like fun turns.

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    Looks like Sam has fallen into some bad company already.

    Nice work boys.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Damn good stuff guys!!!!

    Tho' alto really needs to pull out the gaiters to fully commit to his mountaineer steeze:

    The hat needs a feather for the full euro mountain guide steeze. (Like Spencer Tracy in the worst climbing flick ever)

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    incredible photos - wow! seriously... killer

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