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    Cool MEGA TR: Las Lenas 2005 Mini recap (mucho fotos- que bueno!)

    The MEGA TR begins now….
    <lights dim> <enter screen clip center stage>
    …cue announcer…

    Wanna live on the edge?


    Are you an adrenaline junky?


    Frequent Flier Member?


    Powder slut?



    Willing to trek for that ‘ultimate run’


    Brought the Pain?


    Or Wish to let your inhibitions free?

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    ..

    ….
    …..
    Well then, set sail and enter the multi-sensory TR as we relive some of the finer…and not so finer moments of the 2005 Summer Mini.

    On September 1st, from points across the USA & Canada, we embarked for Las Lenas to take over the reign from our August Las Lenas maggots

    Dreams of snow infiltrated my mind as all I could see was summer in Seattle & a dirty Rainier


    Before I knew it, the Sun was rising over the Andes and gently woke me up, almost as if to say, “The time is here”


    Approaching Santiago, Chile- the mountains had a white welcome

    The first part of the crew assembled at the Santiago airport. Tresckow & Kristen, Girlski & Hop had arrived earlier via LAN, Tyrone Shoelaces via Valle Nevado and we also ran into Dgilchrest and the super rad tele crew from Steamboat.

    On arrival in Mendoza, our van was waiting with Kyler & Doug and with a pit stop for some Quilmes (our unofficial sponsor) – we were off.


    road to andes


    are we there yet?


    We’re Here!!!


    First Chair excitement


    Leads to First Turns of the Mini
    Hop- yep, he’s a slutbag





    Tyrone first turns of the trip


    There’s no hiding Tyrone’s anticipation as we’re the first to set the traverse track into the far reaches of Cenidor’s deep pockets of powder


    Girlski making some smoove turns and getting some face time



    Approval from the Peanut Gallery


    Endless Smiles after the first day (Tyrone, Kyler, Hop, and Squirrel wait to return to Corbus Base)
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    continued

    Dinner at Brasero – ah, the pimiento negra & lomo a la mostaza! Que Bueno!


    And some Latitude 33 Malbec was on tap @ the Wine Bar


    So where the heck are LPH, Arty50, Foggy, and Timmay? Well, I won’t get into LPH’s ordeal- but next time, I think it’s save to say when he changes planes in SLC, he’ll move his watch one hour ahead, not behind (insert emoticon here)

    And what kind of day would greet these Sunday arrivals? Hiking and The Goods! (secretly I think Marte was scared to open prior to Arty50’s arrival- the wrath would have been earthshaking)

    Get up you lazy sack o…wait, it’s only 7am. Meanwhile, Kyler cooks up a storm in the kitchen


    <clouds lift, blue bird sky, choir sings!>





    The maggots have landed!


    and if the bull wheel isn’t turning, there’s always option #2



    note the area of marte chair that’s buried (winch cat trying to dig out the towers)


    closer look here (Tower 10 completely buried)


    Soon you will be dominated by maggots!


    So while mountain ops is out working on Marte for the faithful, what are we to do?
    First, a lot of this:


    TABLE SURFING!



    And then….


    Marte esta abierto!


    and it was Game ON!







    End of the first Marte day and it was time for celebration


    Dinner in Casa de Corbus

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    not even close!

    Bring the Pain- Argentine secret double agent Diego informed us this line had only been skied 5 times in the history of LL- the last year it was possible was 1994. First tried to trick Girlski into dropping, but settled for a date with Hop instead.




    But the 40 foot entry required a self arrest in the wind drift to avoid meatgrinder chutes below the short LZ. Unbeknown to the rest of us, there was also an exit air waiting around the corner. Here, hop performs his best Shamu impersonation.




    We heard the rocks hit his skis before he was airborn
    But he was okay- just in time to slut for the camera again


    Ah, Cerro Martin. It may be one of the smaller peaks- but makes up for vert with imposing lines





    Three caballeros


    LPH approaching the summit


    Squirrel puts in the nervous first tracks into Banana Couloir (damn that snow was rotton)


    Vaca



    The ladies crushed Cerro Martin


    Squirrel




    Arty50



    Tyrone


    Girlski


    LPH


    Gotta love your signature!


    And ‘shit talker walker’ was giddy as a catholic school girl



    Girlski charging through Frankie’s midsection
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    Even better than Sierra Corn. Seriously.


    Kicking Back after a long day of hiking


    A quick detour through the Collar got us away from the gapers and over to one of the real corn prizes in Las Lenas.


    Foggy charging through the firm corn snow on Principito. Must have been in a rush to grab a Lomo UFO


    LPH on his way toward one of many Marte pleasures


    With Girski hot on his trail


    Squirrel


    “Just wait until you see what I got on tape!”


    “That’s so gross, Ned!” Kristen replies when asked about her husband’s academy award winning las lenas movie role


    Tresckow


    Getting there is half the fun!



    Which line?



    nah, let’s go further…


    How about here?




    falling away along the edge of the ridgeline was well over 50 degrees and spooky


    Looking back up- Yep, those would be our tracks. Cerro Torrecillas


    Good thing Hop ran out of gas here. Get up soon or the gaper cat will crush you!


    amazing what a few ave de leches (or ave con leche?) will do for ya
    Pineapple & 8 Peso Vokda & Red Bull =


    Happy Birthday, Girlski



    Hmmn… I wonder what’s in here?


    ! Who let the storm in?


    THREE HOURS LATER:

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    Time for the all-u-can-eat buffet


    Girlski off backside Volcano



    Tyrone shredding Exocet



    Squirrel


    Foggy dropping through Exocet





    Hop



    Kyler


    Kristen


    Girlski loves Franky (and Vaca, and Silverton, and Oregon, and ….)


    Hop airing it out


    Arty 50 searching for the “exit door” on Sin Salida



    Tyrone thinks maybe here?


    For all you “keeping it real” fans out there. When checking out with Patrol our first day, this guy got all fussy with us when we asked if he had any BC gear (regrettably, we think he was from the States). He also didn’t realize that a line he kept skiing had a 100 foot waterfall buried beneath the snow. Stoy discovered some “holes” in the runout by accident (emoticon) and had a freak “oh crap moment.”


    entry to broken shoulder couloir




    squirrel between the Labyrinth and Broken Shoulder


    things are about to get interesting


    tyrone

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    holy crap. that's a hell of a tr.

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    Showtime at Eduardo’s with Tyrone & Hop






    those would be our tracks…3 TIMES! (Hi Basom )



    hop enters the mist of Parrot Shell



    last run of the day, 3500 nonstop leg burning vert


    Now that’s what I call, après ski!


    Whistler represent! Victoria, Holly & Ryan


    Tresckow and Kristen kicking it on the couch after another fine day


    Hey, look it’s three chicks…oops, no- sorry, that’s Hop.


    Waiting in Marte chair line up did have its perks…


    But so did Corona Club


    How ‘bout some good Drum & Bass, Senor?


    We did our best to stay away from the alluring night scene in Lenas. May be small, but it certainly goes off. Tresckow was most definitely our MVP! Perhaps LPH will post the video soon?



    a few other incriminating pictures…
    “I am DJ Diego and I will not submit to your Baker Radness!”


    Champagne made for a long morning



    Ooonz Ooonz Ooonz! UFO summons the crowd
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    Fin! Ahhhh now that was a crap load of work. Ughh

    More eye candy from the week(s)






    Las Vegas Chute


    We Win! We Win! Foggy with the upside on the final run of the trip with Cornicito in the background


    Another round of Quilmes to celebrate the end of another fine trip


    As the sun sets behind Cerro Los Fossiles, see ya’all next year.
    Same LL Time, Same LL Channel. Salud!

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    OH. MY. GOD.




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    Thumbs up

    YEESSSS!!!!

    Waste your time, read my crap, at:
    One Gear, Two Planks

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    DAMN....starting LL trust fund.


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    Oh Yeah!!!!!!!!

    Damn fine TR! But now I've got yet another place that I've got to go....way to get'er done!

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    Eggsellent

    Incredible TR. Thank you for taking the time to post those pics. Great influx of stoke over this weekend.
    This pics gets my thighs quivering!

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    dayum!


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    You've outdone yourself.
    Fukkin nice.
    Thanks.

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    That is easily...without a doubt...the greatest trip report in the history of the world. I will kill anyone who argues with me.

    Fuckin' Squirrely, I knew you were saving the best for last...but damn...
    "I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel99


    Speechless. So many good shots in there, but that's the one that gets me the most.

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    that TR kicked massive ass. i think there was more pictures than words.
    god created man. winchester and baseball bats made them equal - evel kenievel

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    whoah...
    HI THERE!

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    Congrats on a great trip!

    I had this bad feeling in the pit of my stomach when I cancelled the flight to BA back in June.

    A big OOPS!

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    Thumbs up ThanK You

    Thanks for bringing us all a bit closer to LL. I know its alot of work to post all those photo's. I appriciate it very much!!

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    WOW that simply fuggin rocks. TR of the century for sure.

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    Thumbs up

    Looks like a trip of a lifetime.
    Aliases: B-Dub, B-Dubya, & B. White

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    just.....friggin a......wow
    More fucked up than a cricket in a hubcap

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