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  1. #126
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    Holy shit!!!
    Just got back to the office from a few days in the mountains to read this.

    SCARY....... glad you made it out OK.

  2. #127
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    You should have brought a rope and just had Pow4Brains belay you.

  3. #128
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    Dammit Dave (and you too p4b)! I read this a couple days ago and my nuts still pucker if I just see the thread title on the main page...



    Glad you pulled it off unscathed, man.

  4. #129
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    Heh. Clicked on this thread thinking it would be just another 14K slam dunk and got caught up in the epic. I hate sewing-machine leg. Glad you're in one piece and stronger for it. Well done.

    Just curious - did you have a standard mountaineering axe or a recurve, and would it have made a difference? I ask since I generally use the former and wonder if I sometimes ought to bring the latter.

  5. #130
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    Since the crap just keeps getting deeper.

    Here is a bump for probably the most gripping TR ever posted here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  6. #131
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    I always thought this was the best story of all here, cept for maybe alto's....but the no pons thing was weird for an expert like iskibc...

    what about goldenboy's story...bump that too...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=79817

  7. #132
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    Thank God you came back safe. TGR would be a much sader place without you
    The beatings will continue until morale will improve.

  8. #133
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    Ummmm.....be careful???


    Coolie looks sweet! From the top next time???
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    Live to Ski!

  9. #134
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    Quote Originally Posted by randosteve View Post
    Ummmm.....be careful???


    Coolie looks sweet! From the top next time???

    I came home with my tail between my legs after this one. Careless judgement (choosing not to use crampons) almost got me in some trouble.

    Yes, definitely from the top next time. That mountain has been a sore in my side for too long now.

  10. #135
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    Thanks for another gripping TR. Awesome. If it weren't for trips like that, getting to the top or successfully skiing down wouldn't be so damn exciting and fulfilling....it's part of mountaineering. I bet if something similar ever happens again, you'll be better equipped mentally to deal with it. Fear and the mental game can really be a huge expendeture of energy.

  11. #136
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    Ho-lee-Shit! I missed this one when it was first put up. Way to focus - awesome.
    Jesus rides beside me, he never buys any smokes.

  12. #137
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    Amazing trip report and pictures (as always)... have you ever considered sending your work (story and pictures) to something such as Powder or SKIING Magazine?
    In search of some powder.

  13. #138
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    Had to bump this gem. Loved all the drama of how Iskibc fully shit his pants on this one, and then the next day, the REAL badasses goldenboy and crew crushed it here-

    http://tetongravity.com/forums/showt...light=crestone

    LOL.

  14. #139
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    Quote Originally Posted by young ski-zee View Post
    Had to bump this gem. Loved all the drama of how Iskibc fully shit his pants on this one, and then the next day, the REAL badasses goldenboy and crew crushed it here-

    http://tetongravity.com/forums/showt...light=crestone

    LOL.
    Good one.

  15. #140
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    Quote Originally Posted by young ski-zee View Post
    Had to bump this gem. Loved all the drama of how Iskibc fully shit his pants on this one, and then the next day, the REAL badasses goldenboy and crew crushed it here-

    http://tetongravity.com/forums/showt...light=crestone

    LOL.

    Mad props to GB and crew fo'so. After seeing that thing up close I can fully understand what an accomplishment it is.

    Watching anyone struggle with dire consequences isn’t fun. Eat a dick Superman.

    Thanks for sharing some of your experiences iskibc. Hopefully someone will read this and learn from it (if you don’t delete it, sux BTW) when making decisions up in the hills.
    `•.¸¸.•´><((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>

    "Having been Baptized by uller his frosty air now burns my soul with confirmation. I am once again pure." - frozenwater

    "once i let go of my material desires many opportunities for playing with the planet emerge. emerge - to come into being through evolution. ok back to work - i gotta pack." - Slaag Master

    "As for Flock of Seagulls, everytime that song comes up on my ipod, I turn it up- way up." - goldenboy

  16. #141
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    bump for sickness.

  17. #142
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    WOW!!!! That was intense merely reading it... To echo the words, "Ho-Lee-Shit"! Awesome work - that is both inspiring and scarey as hell.

  18. #143
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    I have climbed this a few times by different routes and have always wished I could ski the descent because it's a bitch. One of these days I'll ski it. Great bump, I tries to search for this one a while ago and couldn't find it

  19. #144
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    Damn, I can't believe he tried that shit without crampons. Fucking nutty...

    Cool line, though!!!!
    Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
    -Glen Plake

  20. #145
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    sweet, good to see that some of ^^^'s best didn't get deleted.

  21. #146
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    Doing some research and I came across this. Worth a bump to displace low-angle, flat-light, early winter TRs.
    "Buy the Fucking Plane Tickets!"
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  22. #147
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    BUMP - Seriousness. The most intense TR this reader has seen on TGR.
    Last edited by Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer; 05-28-2010 at 04:17 PM.

  23. #148
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    yawn




    jk! i was gripped just reading
    couloir skiing shouldn't be so scary

  24. #149
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    Thanks for bumping this thread. Extremely gripped just reading it.

  25. #150
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    That's one of the heaviest things I've ever read, anywhere.

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