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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    Would a discussion on risk in the slide section of a ski forum be odd? Seems like skiing avy terrain is all about risk assessment.
    its really apparent you don't wana misjudge a road gap but I don't think of aviy risk the same as trying to do a road gap, yeah its there and its probable but not the same

    I got a ski bud who did aviy control out in Kitimat so it was industrial stuff in big snow and he said " well guides were always trying to avoid aviy whereas we were looking to set them off " he seemed to get a real kick outa cutting cornices out at the hankin evelyn, i just remember getting cold
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Read further up a bit. This is what he wrote:
    Sorry, I’ll try to remember how literal some are.
    All conditions, all terrain.
    Expect nothing, don’t be disappointed.
    Too Old To Die Young (TOTDY)

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I got a ski bud who did aviy control out in Kitimat so it was industrial stuff in big snow and he said " well guides were always trying to avoid aviy whereas we were looking to set them off " he seemed to get a real kick outa cutting cornices out at the hankin evelyn, i just remember getting cold
    Doing avalanche control regularly was way more fun for me than skiing unless it was untracked and 12" +.

    Is it risky? Sure. Did I have some close calls? Oh yeah and I lost a few friends who also did A/C and fucked up or misjudged their safety margins.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Jakal View Post
    Sorry, I’ll try to remember how literal some are.
    eh, sorry. That's on me. Sometimes its hard to assume sarcasm when there's so many dumb takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Read further up a bit. This is what he wrote:
    he shouldn't have answered so no negatively to your "trolling" comment. He wasn't trolling per se but he was delivering a healthy dose of snark.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    eh, sorry. That's on me. Sometimes its hard to assume sarcasm when there's so many dumb takes.
    Cool
    All conditions, all terrain.
    Expect nothing, don’t be disappointed.
    Too Old To Die Young (TOTDY)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Doing avalanche control regularly was way more fun for me than skiing unless it was untracked and 12" +.

    Is it risky? Sure. Did I have some close calls? Oh yeah and I lost a few friends who also did A/C and fucked up or misjudged their safety margins.
    yeah they had the choppers and explosives also this guy had his feet frozen way too many times
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    In another 15-30 years the A/C will be done by a single guy using a laptop and shooting a bunch of fixed blasting units.

    Sounds horrible.

    Nothing like working in terrible weather, heavy snow and wind and getting big results to really make you feel alive.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

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    someone will still have to go up and service the units ?

    Drones would work but couldn't fly in any weather

    on the Coqihalla highway thru BC they used a chairlift like system to ferry explosives along the tops of the mountains but I think it might be discontinued
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I don't think drones will work as cheap at patrollers will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    someone will still have to go up and service the units ?
    What's her name?

    _______'s Mom will.

    That's what she said.
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    In another 15-30 years the A/C will be done by a single guy using a laptop and shooting a bunch of fixed blasting units.

    Sounds horrible.

    Nothing like working in terrible weather, heavy snow and wind and getting big results to really make you feel alive.
    Nothing like it...
    Time spent skiing cannot be deducted from one's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski whore View Post
    Can’t believe this thread has gone 7 pages. Risk is and always will be so different from person to person


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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    You must be new here.

    There's a 290 page thread about station wagons and 507 pages on the conundrum of what constitutes upstate NY. I'm sure we've got at least a few dozen more pages of risk discussion in us.
    That was awfully polite.
    I thought you were going to say:

    Shut your ski whore mouth!

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    "Everest: Icefall Open but Climbers Advised to Hurry Through It"


    https://explorersweb.com/everest-risky-terrain-icefall/

    No thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    "Everest: Icefall Open but Climbers Advised to Hurry Through It"


    https://explorersweb.com/everest-risky-terrain-icefall/

    No thanks
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    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    Back in the day I sat on a plane next to Laurie Skreslet the 1st Canadian to summit Everest in the 82 Canadian expedition, when he sat down I seen his name on the ticket I said " Skreslet, I recognise that name from somewhere ? " he said yes I was the 1st canadian to summit Everest with Lhakpa Dorje to which i replied yeah wasn't there some controvery on that climb he said a firm YES and changed the subject

    but it was the classic dead climbers with fractured team scenario that has been written about

    It was business class with nice stewardesses so we got free wine, somewhere in the second bottle he openned up and said " you know there were people on that climb who just couldn't accept death cuz on the Khumbu ice fall you thro your life away "

    I think the ice fall might have changed and the everest climbs sure have but what a POV
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    That's why I always climb from the Tibet side.

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    If you end up with a broken neck or in a massive puddle of blood or dead, If your family or rescue personnel are traumatized or have ptsd while you’re doing something for fun or enjoyment or sport, then you probably risked a little too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kanone View Post
    If you end up with a broken neck or in a massive puddle of blood or dead, If your family or rescue personnel are traumatized or have ptsd while you’re doing something for fun or enjoyment or sport, then you probably risked a little too much.
    "But did you die!?"

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    People get paid a lot of money to take risks, and people pay a lot of money to take risks.

    Risk sells.



    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Now there's some hip gnosis.
    Speaking of, there's a pretty good doc streaming on Netflix
    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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    The whole piece is pretty interesting, but the second half that focuses on the motorcyle race starts at 11:10
    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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    There was a great doc on the race several years ago

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    Hardline Wales. Seventy for creek/waterfall gap. Guinea pigs.

    I have never watched anything that made me feel anxious like this did.

    Sick!

    https://youtu.be/370Zs4rqsnI?si=isRtqjLp4JPnoeAH

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    ^^^^that was nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Doing avalanche control regularly was way more fun for me than skiing unless it was untracked and 12" +.

    Is it risky? Sure. Did I have some close calls? Oh yeah and I lost a few friends who also did A/C and fucked up or misjudged their safety margins.
    I enjoyed the few ride alongs I was allowed.
    Big props to patrol. It ain’t easy.
    But early morning bombs are awesome.
    Air
    Burst
    So fun. Doesn’t pay well. But it’s fun.

    Edit. PS. Sorry about those you knew and lost. It’s risky business. But without patrol it doesn’t happen. RIP to the warriors.
    I’ve just decided to be a middle aged somewhat depressed somewhat anxious fucktard until the end.

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