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Le Jager Couloir, East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul (4248m), Chamonix (10 April 2010)

This descent is one of the lesser well known among the less well versed in steep skiing but a classic among the steep skiing community. It sits next to the Gervasutti which is probably one of the best known steep … Continue reading

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Col des Cristaux (3601m), NE Face, Chamonix, France (6th April 2010)

Finally! The weather has been playing havoc with touring plans since I arrived in Chamonix 10 days ago. I don’t think I have ever wanted it to not snow so much. The normal stable weather at this time of year … Continue reading

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E Couloir of Le Luisin (2786m), Switzerland (29th March 2010)

Revelstoke is no more……. Well, it’s still there but I’m not. Spring was well and truly on its way before we left, so we decided to leave early instead of sitting around and I am now in Chamonix again! Oh yeah. … Continue reading

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Jupiter Traverse and the Thorington Descent, Rogers Pass (20 March 2010)

I met up with locals Karkis and Joey for a great day up at Rogers Pass. Conditions were starting to settle and the snow was drying out from the recent high freezing levels to offer some great powder skiing, a little wind blown … Continue reading

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Balu Pass (2070) Rogers Pass (19th March 2010)

Avalanche danger has been pretty bad for the last week or so with spring coming very early to Revelstoke and Rogers Pass. Freezing levels have been as high as 2000m at times and there’s been a handful of deaths (slednecks for the … Continue reading

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Grizzly Mountain Couloir 2757m (8th February 2010)

It’s been a long month of reading, watching the tele, pulling my hair out, watching the tele…. oh and reading since my toes got frost bitten. I’ve finally managed to get some boots back on, getting the toes punched for … Continue reading

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Mt MacPherson and The Womb, Revelstoke, Canada (3rd & 5th February 2010)

Right…. so this blog is supposed to be about being out in the mountains, snowboarding and just generally having a nice time. It’s been a bit difficult with frost bitten toes of late but I managed to get shoes on for … Continue reading

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Gram Counters…… (Jetboil Flash)

When I’m skinning, I tend to sweat a lot, so avoiding dehydration is quite a big thing for me. It has many negative implications: They say that when you lose 2% or more of your body weight in sweat, you reduce … Continue reading

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“Adventure is a sign of Incompetence”

I came across this quote while I was reading a really good book about Scott and Amundsen and their race to the South Pole. It’s written by a Brit (Scott and Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth by Roland Huntford) … Continue reading

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