Tag Archives: Backcountry

Store Ringstind (2124m), Hurrungane, Norway (14th May 2010)

Is this going to be the last post of the season….. I hope not but by the looks of the temperatures of late, the snow is bound to be disappearing. Oslo is hot, hot, hot. In fact, the whole of … Continue reading

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South Couloir of Store Soleitind (ca. 2000m), Hurrungane, Norway (13th May 2010)

As I mentioned in the previous post, this couloir links up really well with the couloir on Vestre Austabottind and it only takes an hour to an hour and a half from the flats to being at the top (assuming … Continue reading

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North Couloir of Vestre (West) Austabottind (ca. 2000m), Hurrungane, Norway, (13th May 2010)

Another few great days out in the Norwegian mountains. This time we headed a little further afield to Hurrungane, a sub area of the famous Jotunheimen region, a five hour drive from Oslo heading north-west (provided the road is open, … Continue reading

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South Couloir of Skogshorn (1728m), Hemsedal, Norway (8th May 2010)

Wahoooo!!! What a day! This was definitely one of the best days of the season so far. Everything came together just right. Amazing weather, perfect spring corn snow, no ridiculously early start, no slogging and a great descent with no … Continue reading

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North Face of la Tour Ronde (3792m) and le Petit Gervasutti, Chamonix, (15th April, 2010)

Epic…..!!! God, this turned out to be a very long day. Up at 5.45am to get the first bin off the Aiguille du Midi with good friends, Greeny and Nick and down off the mountain at 1am. The three of … 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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