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  1. #1051
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    Here's a keeper from Karl Klassen of the CAA - http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/library/...ndupdate110218

    and here's what's actionable

    Here’s some tips to help minimize the chance of getting mixed up with this problem:
    1) Watch for “hot spots”: Check avalanche forecasts, get local information, and keep an eye out for big, deep avalanches.
    2) If large deep slides are happening, even if isolated or sporadic, get as much information as possible about:a) Terrain: aspect, elevation, incline, terrain feature, etc.
    b) Snowpack: windloaded, shallow, variable depth, wet, etc.
    c) Trigger: cornice fall, a step down avalanche, a sledder, a skier, sun hitting the slope in the morning?
    d) Weather: snowfall, wind, temperatures (especially raid rise or fall), solar radiation, etc.
    3) Plan your trip to avoid places, times, or situations where you might encounter the kind of terrain, snowpack,
    triggering mechanism, or weather associated with recent deep slab activity.

  2. #1052
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    "Barrelled all the way down high line Don't Swill followed by the same down high line Husume... pretty damn all time. Ended the day with a sunset run down one of my 3 favourite runs.."

    barrelled or do you mean you got slotted. did you get spit out as well. what are you hanging 10 on your skis as well. do you call kids grommits now... what a fag

  3. #1053
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Here's a keeper from Karl Klassen of the CAA - http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/library/...ndupdate110218
    "[Feb 15, Glacier NP] Fracture line: 600 to 700 metres long and approximately 8 metres deep. Failure plane likely storm triggered a large soft wind slab, which stepped down to November basal facets. Most of avalanche ran on ground. Ran for approximately 3000 metres distance and 1350 vertical metres. Debris 500 metres long in lower gully and then 1000 metres down canyon. Widest estimated measurement of avalanche debris 200 metres, depth of debris approximately 25 to 30 metres. Took out approximately 20 hectares of forest."

    Dayum! I can't even imagine what that kind of carnage looks like.

  4. #1054
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    Not to be a downer, but does anyone know what happened on or near Blackcomb glacier yesterday morning? Got a first hand report of - if I am not garbling things up - patrol apparently doing compressions on someone who may, or may not, have already been sledded off a nearby pitch onto the glacier proper and med-evac heli circling.

    Sounded like there was a pretty big crowd of rubber-neckers. I'm a bit surprised not to have seen any info here (esp if conditions related) or in the media. Hopefully all is well...

  5. #1055
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    Btw, for those kicking around tonight, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is in town .. highly entertaining flick last night on Leo Houlding and crew trying to free Mt Asgard in subzero temps ... with more sufferfest to follow tonight .. oh yes, and some ski pr0n:

    http://en.escaperoute.ca/events/banffworldtour.aspx

  6. #1056
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    So where did people find good snow today?
    Went sled skiing and the winds were howling like I've never seen them.
    Yesterday's perfection changed into today's wind f**ked.

  7. #1057
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    Cakehole was really good up top but you could see the wind starting to affect the surface, didn't affect skiing really, stilll blower up top. But then maybe below 1800m the snow got sun affected and you were looking for shady spots to avoid that crust. It lasted a far ways down into the denser trees. I'd wait until the next snow to repeat this. So many people down there, the exit was quite firm from the traffic.
    Last edited by Mark-R; 02-19-2011 at 06:16 PM.

  8. #1058
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    Quote Originally Posted by postman22 View Post
    "Barrelled all the way down high line Don't Swill followed by the same down high line Husume... pretty damn all time. Ended the day with a sunset run down one of my 3 favourite runs.."

    barrelled or do you mean you got slotted. did you get spit out as well. what are you hanging 10 on your skis as well. do you call kids grommits now... what a fag
    It's a stoke thread, dude. Which by the way is what you're supposed to be contributing, not UN-stoke-ing people. Sheesh!!!

    The wind did frig up lots of stuff. I didn't see that much today because I was out enjoying my wife's company and taking some pics. Poopchutes looked like they would still have been awesome.

    Look forward to more info (or simple stoke) before tomorrow.

  9. #1059
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    postman is just being bitter because instead of shredding he is counting logs this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrain505 View Post
    postman is just being bitter because instead of shredding he is counting logs this weekend.
    I think it dumps everytime he goes up there!
    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrain505 View Post
    postman is just being bitter because instead of shredding he is counting logs this weekend.
    Now is that some Canadian euphemism for doing ghey porn movies? I can't keep up with you kids anymore... who knows who IRL and who has which inside jokes with who else, who pays the bills doing ghey porn, etc. ;-)

    Anyhoo in other news I ran into three people with headlamps rolling into whistler at about 6:30. I promptly offered them a drink from my flask (Fireball this time, not Jager) which they took. 3 for 3. They were coming back from Cowboy Ridge which they said was good.

    I'm sure there were plenty of spots that the wind didn't get to but it'd be super barrell-icious to hear from some others. :-)

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    Managed to find some fresh lines down asian pussy today....



  13. #1063
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    He really is counting logs, literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman22 View Post
    "Barrelled all the way down high line Don't Swill followed by the same down high line Husume... pretty damn all time. Ended the day with a sunset run down one of my 3 favourite runs.."

    barrelled or do you mean you got slotted. did you get spit out as well. what are you hanging 10 on your skis as well. do you call kids grommits now... what a fag
    What I meant, you accountant fuck, was that I got lotsa faceshots, it was deep, etc etc etc

    Hope the log counting/masterbation is fun...

    oh fyi, Currie didn't suck today. That is all
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilM View Post
    Managed to find some fresh lines down asian pussy today....

    nice!

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    That's one super-filled in, creamy Asian Pussy. Hitting it is just all about the fear of catching something.

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    Good job! That line looks really tame from that perspective unless you know the consequence of it.

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    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1jlqMusHyvo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Currie was again good today. God Damn that was fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugbydave View Post
    What I meant, you accountant fuck, was that I got lotsa faceshots, it was deep, etc etc etc

    Hope the log counting/masterbation is fun...

    oh fyi, Currie didn't suck today. That is all
    Phill is just mad because he couldn't get drunk enough to bang any of the fat native chicks up north, so he had to stumble back to his room and order up room service porn, but his company won't expense porn, so he had to cough up $30 for jerking off all over himself.
    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

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    I was actually worried for his health. You'd think counting all those logs he'd get calloused hands which could lead to a masterbatory disaster!
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  23. #1073
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    I do not miss mill counts from living in PG. Friday was great, Saturday had a lazy day on backside of Flute and Oboe, was surprised to see zero natural activity, wish we had gone out to something steeper but had great quality snow. Crowds and traffic were comically bad, Lion's Gate was backed up onto the highway as was 2nd narrows. Hopefully it's sunny/decent vis tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
    Not to be a downer, but does anyone know what happened on or near Blackcomb glacier yesterday morning? Got a first hand report of - if I am not garbling things up - patrol apparently doing compressions on someone who may, or may not, have already been sledded off a nearby pitch onto the glacier proper and med-evac heli circling.

    Sounded like there was a pretty big crowd of rubber-neckers. I'm a bit surprised not to have seen any info here (esp if conditions related) or in the media. Hopefully all is well...


    All hearsay...

    Had a friend ski down from above on to this.
    From what he heard some old guy just stopped, keeled over(heart attack?), and died.
    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    All hearsay...

    Had a friend ski down from above on to this.
    From what he heard some old guy just stopped, keeled over(heart attack?), and died.
    They actually stopped the Showcase tbar cause of this. We were on our way out to Husume and were surprised to not see a big posse of our buddies behind us on the bootpack. Heard a chopper circling too once we were down Don't Swill. It all made sense when we got down Husume and saw the legion of patrollers around a guy on the ground and the helo coming in for a medevac. I was told it was a heart attack...
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