Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 128

Thread: The Fifty One?

  1. #101
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW
    Posts
    4,554
    Quote Originally Posted by Alkasquawlik View Post
    Patrick, you really need to use Google before posting accusatory garbage like this. This is kind of like fiddling with a product in a shop for twenty minutes and trying to post a thorough review.
    heh
    PE, Mechanical Engineering
    University of Bridger Bowl Alumnus
    Alpental Creeper

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Brohemia
    Posts
    2,107
    I'll just say we are currently filming an interview series with all three authors that will help answer a lot of these questions. That being said, a lot of the balance of lines in the book being between the ultra gnar and roadside softy is based upon the balance within the book, "The Fifty Classic Climbs of North America." That being said, I personally think that the reason there are ultra gnar lines that have been skied by less than a handful of people is because the top of the sport dream about them in a way that makes them a classic. Few people ski Messner, but I dreamed about it because of it's challenge and when I skied it, it was one of the top 10 runs of my life. Instantly it's a classic in my own head that I'll never forget. Do I personally secretly wish Robson, University and St. Elias weren't in the book, fuck yeah, this project would be in the bag without them. Am I scared, challenged and need to get lucky to climb and ski them, definitely. Will they become an iconic line in my life, fuck yeah. University has kept me up at night for two years, if I do end up skiing it, it will be a lifetime classic.

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    321
    Lets get this thread back on track: Name:  Denali-South-face.jpg
Views: 535
Size:  320.4 KB

    South face of Denali. Everybody I know goes to Denali to ski Messner (me included). Conditions and fear tend to shut those plans down reliably. Nobody goes to ski Fransson's S. Face route. Makes Robson look pretty casual...

    I've heard very good things about the Sultana ski descent... Seems like that could be classic worthy except for that pesky ridge connecting to Crosson.

  4. #104
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fresh Lake City
    Posts
    3,289
    Quote Originally Posted by Alkasquawlik View Post
    Few people ski Messner, but I dreamed about it because of it's challenge and when I skied it, it was one of the top 10 runs of my life. Instantly it's a classic in my own head that I'll never forget.
    I would like to make a request for the release of the full footage of you skiing the Messner. I know its probably not that exciting but for those of us that have stared at it in person as well as dreamed about skiing it, it would be fun to see you negotiate the crux and seracs at the bottom of the line.

    Are you planning to ski University from the top? that would make it a first descent I believe...

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fresh Lake City
    Posts
    3,289
    Quote Originally Posted by trogdortheburninator View Post
    Lets get this thread back on track: Name:  Denali-South-face.jpg
Views: 535
Size:  320.4 KB

    South face of Denali. Everybody I know goes to Denali to ski Messner (me included). Conditions and fear tend to shut those plans down reliably. Nobody goes to ski Fransson's S. Face route. Makes Robson look pretty casual....
    haha I don't think anyone dreams of that one and while that ski line is super gnarly, I don't think it qualifies as a classic due to its somewhat contrived nature.

  6. #106
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fresh Lake City
    Posts
    3,289
    My submission for 51:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	grey wolf.JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	436.5 KB 
ID:	278135

    West couloir of Grey Wolf Peak, Mission Mountains, MT[

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    321
    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    My submission for 51:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	grey wolf.JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	436.5 KB 
ID:	278135

    West couloir of Grey Wolf Peak, Mission Mountains, MT[
    Hot damn! Adding that one to the list.

  8. #108
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    4,420
    ^ for real, super aesthetic line

  9. #109
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    163
    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    My submission for 51:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	grey wolf.JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	436.5 KB 
ID:	278135

    West couloir of Grey Wolf Peak, Mission Mountains, MT[
    Great submission. Have stared at lots of pics of that one. What a beauty!

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    North Vancouver/Whistler
    Posts
    11,307
    University Peak by Martin L and Alastair H. Enjoyed reading; hope you will too

    http://mtnguiding.com/media/2016/10/...eak-south-face

  11. #111
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    10,427
    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    My submission for 51:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	grey wolf.JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	436.5 KB 
ID:	278135

    West couloir of Grey Wolf Peak, Mission Mountains, MT[
    Need to have a filmer on whatever ridge this is shot from to get the ant shot


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  12. #112
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Not Brooklyn
    Posts
    6,093
    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    My submission for 51:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	grey wolf.JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	436.5 KB 
ID:	278135

    West couloir of Grey Wolf Peak, Mission Mountains, MT[
    That's a beauty.

  13. #113
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    the gach
    Posts
    5,494
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    University Peak by Martin L and Alastair H. Enjoyed reading; hope you will too

    http://mtnguiding.com/media/2016/10/...eak-south-face
    Holy Fuck. Thanks for posting that.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

  14. #114
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Eagle River Alaska
    Posts
    10,909
    I love how easy it is to troll TGRer, after 20 years you'd think someone would wise up.



    Cody if you do ski St. Elias it will rank you among the best/luckiest ski mountaineers in history as it is the ultimate line in the world. Hence less than 5 people have done it. I have spent many an evening staring at the west face thinking about it. Go for the Yakutat triple header, steelhead, surfing and st elias.
    Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care

  15. #115
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    The 8th best place in the LBP
    Posts
    2,732
    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post
    Holy Fuck. Thanks for posting that.
    +1. Enjoyed that very much.

  16. #116
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cascades
    Posts
    429
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    University Peak by Martin L and Alastair H. Enjoyed reading; hope you will too

    http://mtnguiding.com/media/2016/10/...eak-south-face
    That was very cool. The next post features Hjertaas skiing the Aemmer on S7s, the pinnacle of ski design.

  17. #117
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    4,273
    It read like that team on university had an awesome weather window!

    I remember brad saying that the unexpectedly important piece of equipment they brought was a tennis ball. They would take breaks outside on their consistent tent bound storm days and toss it to each other. The contrast in color was important in the whiteout world.

  18. #118
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fresh Lake City
    Posts
    3,289
    Thanks LeeLau, that was a great read and thoroughly enjoyed!

  19. #119
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,654

  20. #120
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Aspen
    Posts
    667
    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post
    North face of pioneer peak. 0 mile approach.

    Not my pics. Iíve skiied other lines off pioneer but never got the N face in condition.
    Nothing says PNW/AK Classic like a front row Freddy's! That's a beaut!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMGP0385.JPG 
Views:	86 
Size:	468.5 KB 
ID:	278332


    Speaking of the 50 (go CODY!) I think about 15 guys skied the Landry in the first week of April. It was open season in the Elks with amazing coverage and great weather combined, but now another storm has closed the curtain for a bit. For many a lifetime goal and for a friend of mine, something he's "happy to have behind him - it was spooky!"

  21. #121
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    the gach
    Posts
    5,494
    Thatís a good pic. You can see the lines Iíve skiied around the arete to the left from the big face.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

  22. #122
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    583
    Quote Originally Posted by alpinevibes View Post
    Nothing says PNW/AK Classic like a front row Freddy's! That's a beaut!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMGP0385.JPG 
Views:	86 
Size:	468.5 KB 
ID:	278332


    Speaking of the 50 (go CODY!) I think about 15 guys skied the Landry in the first week of April. It was open season in the Elks with amazing coverage and great weather combined, but now another storm has closed the curtain for a bit. For many a lifetime goal and for a friend of mine, something he's "happy to have behind him - it was spooky!"
    Holy shit.
    That and the grey wolf are just amazing.

  23. #123
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Northern BC
    Posts
    1,637
    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post
    That’s a good pic. You can see the lines I’ve skiied around the arete to the left from the big face.
    Over in the shaded area? What are the lines off the Big Face btw?

    Beauty face. A few of the lines in this thread are jumping out at me and this one jumped way out!

  24. #124
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    the gach
    Posts
    5,494
    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    Over in the shaded area? What are the lines off the Big Face btw?

    Beauty face. A few of the lines in this thread are jumping out at me and this one jumped way out!

    Red is approx the big line. Green are lines Iíve skiied.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

  25. #125
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Northern BC
    Posts
    1,637
    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post

    Red is approx the big line. Green are lines I’ve skiied.
    Very nice. Where is this thing of beauty I am looking at?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •