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  1. #26
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    Not to detract AT ALL from what my friends are posting here, but

    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    2000+m descents are big ass runs!
    The longest run in Hakuba is 1500m. Approx 2000m if you include the 6km summer road run out.
    Life is not lift served.

  2. #27
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    Not to detract AT ALL from your stoke on TGR neck beard, but I ALWAYS include the summer road run outs in my vert calcs...
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
    ― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

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    This is OUR mountain - come join us!

  3. #28
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    Wow! really amazing views

  4. #29
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    Great photos.

  5. #30
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    hy Pales..!! Wow... All scenarios are amazing and inspiring except that fist one,,, aweful

  6. #31
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    Outstanding stuff...!

  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by pales View Post
    It’s no secret that skiing the alpine around here is something we fantasize about. It’s also no secret that it rains a lot here in the spring. Though the ‘wet dreams’ we don’t want can become a reality all too often in the spring, the ones we want are worth the wait. When rain gave way to snow up high, there was one we’ve been fantasizing about more than others. Significantly more.


    The upper half of Shirouma Northeast. Sometimes images aren't enough. Photo Zach Paley

    The northeast corner pocket of Shiroumadake has called for several years, most palpably so since this winter, when a closer look revealed its potential. It starts with the spine pillow features we have familiarized ourselves with around here, and continues into some steep, techy ridge skiing. The line concludes with a rider’s delight: the choice of a spine or couloir leading into a wide drainage designed for airplane turns, all concluding 2200 meters below at the valley floor.


    On the up. Skier Lee Lyon. Photo Zach Paley


    Up and up. Snowboarder Matthias Weichselbaumer. Photo Zach Paley


    Requisite entrance shot. Skier and photo Lee Lyon




    In the thick of things. Skier Lee Lyon. Photo Zach Paley


    Skier Zach Paley. Photo Lee
    Maybe we are paying for it now as we sit through rain. Maybe it was truly meant to be. This was one of the more difficult and more luck driven objectives of the spring. Attaining it was a true treat.
    Sweet use of Praxis tools, great pics too!
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  8. #33
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    I'm here to bump this. But mostly to pump Zach Paley as easily one of the best backcountry photographers operating in Hakuba area of Japan, who also happens to know how to ski Hakuba really well. My wife and I recently published a load of his pictures in a local backcountry magazine and the direct positive feedback has been significant. Best of all, his services are supplied without 'tude. If you are looking, he is your man.

    /awkward gushing.
    Last edited by neck beard; 10-11-2015 at 01:36 AM.
    Life is not lift served.

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    wow!

    I'll second that! That is one gigantic sphincter-puckering cornice.

  10. #35
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    Amazeballs

  11. #36
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    let's stack two Hakuba TR's on top of each other shall we?
    Nice way to finish off January.
    Aggressive in my own mind

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