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    Has the Troll Wall been skied?

    Kilian Jornet has balls as big as Frosty, but did he "ski" the Fiva Route?

    Watch and decide for yourself

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    not on billygoats; does not count

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    Very entertaining.

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    His tune looks too hooky.

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    I say yes. Interesting self-belay technique with the two axes attached to his harness, although often it didn't seem like he was getting much purchase--placements almost looked a little shaky. That was pretty cool though.

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    oh, if we are being serious, absolutely yes lol. unroped, ice axe self-belay is as aid as it got? I mean shit I've stepped myself through icy chokes with whippet placements, what's the difference? (aside from the fact that I'm not skiing 50-60ļ+ for 5k')

    I saw plenty of turns in there...

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    He descended a climbing route with skis on. Doesn't look like skiing how I think about it, but it is very impressive nonetheless.

    Super airy POV

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFlow View Post
    He descended a climbing route with skis on. Doesn't look like skiing how I think about it, but it is very impressive nonetheless.
    He was on snow, with skis on, and not on rappel. Mark it, Dude.

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    If heíd of had his Soul 7ís on it wouldnít of been too interesting to watch, easy peasy.

    Glad he stuck with the Salomonís to keep it challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    He was on snow, with skis on, and not on rappel. Mark it, Dude.
    that's kind of how I see it.

    But that video was annoying, what's the point of making a video in english then having sizable chunks with people speaking french, and no subtitles. Am I just supposed to vibe what they're saying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    that's kind of how I see it.

    But that video was annoying, what's the point of making a video in english then having sizable chunks with people speaking french, and no subtitles. Am I just supposed to vibe what they're saying?
    click the "cc" button

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    He was on snow, with skis on, and not on rappel. Mark it, Dude.
    Agreed.

    And, yeah, Danno I was thinking that at first too, and then I remembered that Youtube has internal closed-captioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    He was on snow, with skis on, and not on rappel. Mark it, Dude.
    that was my point.

    Guess I should have made my qualifier: didn't look fun to me. But that could also be that it is so far out of my experience level that I just can't even comprehend it.

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    Yup, count it. I guess there's the possibility that someone else could do it better, but that doesn't mean this doesn't count.

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    You would need to ask Rog if you are looking for a definitive answer. I believe he is the final arbiter in these matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    click the "cc" button
    Doh!

    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    And, yeah, Danno I was thinking that at first too, and then I remembered that Youtube has internal closed-captioning.
    I never knew that so I couldn't remember it.
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    Bonus: You'll now be able to understand all that weird Japanese near-porn you're into watching on there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
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    He's making turns... it counts.

    Doesn't look all that fun, but intense and impressive for sure.

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    This type of skiing is a subset of the sport of skiing. Of course it counts. Takes some big stones to ski this.
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    Has the Troll Wall been skied?

    Is it the weight of the axes that make his arms flail



    Super impressive. I almost shit when he pulled both axes out of the ice for a split second and all his weight was just on his edges, on fkn ice. He was not fazed..at..all

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    No poles, he must be a park skier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Super impressive. I almost shit when he pulled both axes out of the ice for a split second and all his weight was just on his edges, on fkn ice. He was not fazed..at..all
    Yeah, the water ice section was crazy, edges must have been razor sharp. Also impressive on tech bindings, but I guess being a 95 lbs french guy helps.

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    downclimbing with skis is a very interesting technique
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    Fucking hell....crazy....

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