@ak Not recently active ActivityProfileFriends 0Groups 0ForumsMedia 0 PersonalMentionsFavoritesFriendsGroups Show: — Everything — Updates rtMedia Updates Friendships New Groups Group Memberships Group Updates Posts Comments Topics Replies AK replied to the topic Avy 2 versus Avy Pack? in the forum Re: Re: Avy 2 versus Avy Pack? 4 years, 8 months ago Thanks for the thoughts guys. The main thing that precipitated this is I have seen many people that: (1) had an avy pack and (2) were not making (in my view) safe decisions. This is an over-generalization, but I have seen so many people out getting turns with all the safety gear( e.g, avy pack, Avalung, helmet, etc) and making stupid…[Read more] AK replied to the topic Crossing Kodiak Island in the forum Trip Reports 5 years, 1 month ago Awesome! interesting way to carry your skis under the arm…. I’ve never seen that done. AK replied to the topic 2 weeks in Alaska, April 2014 in the forum Trip Reports 5 years, 1 month ago Sweet! I was in Valdez this weekend getting pow turns above 4500”. AK replied to the topic Alaska trip – got some hints for a AK noob? in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 5 years, 3 months ago No it is cool to mention your heli access. In terms of guiding I actually have never been out with a guide. My crew is just supper conservative and we all have our Avy 1 or 2. Joe Stock is a baller of a dude who guides in the Anchorage area. You can find him here: http://www.stockalpine.com/ For Valdez you could contact Matt Kinney.…[Read more] AK replied to the topic Alaska trip – got some hints for a AK noob? in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 5 years, 3 months ago Good timing. We are getting a solid reset in most areas. Definitely skip Fairbanks if you want to ride. But if you want to see the sights that’s cool. Alyeska is getting snow. You need nothing special as far as a vehicle goes. I would get the cheapest car possible as roads are usually fine. You should check out Hatcher Pass and Turnagain. Easily…[Read more] AK replied to the topic Packing list – replacement/repair items needed? in the forum The Gear Room 5 years, 3 months ago I carry a small ziplock with the following regardless of trip. My summer kit is nearly identical. Stainless steel bailing wire Electrical tape (I prefer over duct tape) Hardcore pain killers (e.g. percocet) Multitool Skistrap Small headlamp 3-AAA batteries (for beacon and headlamp) Emergency blanket Lighter Pretty confident I could deal with…[Read more] AK replied to the topic Pack size for 2-3 day BC splitting and camping? in the forum The Gear Room 5 years, 5 months ago Philip, I would be interested in seeing your gear list for that summer Old Harbor- Kodiak trip. What an amazing hike that looked like! I grew up on Kodiak and love seeing you getting after it! AK replied to the topic Alaska February in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 5 years, 7 months ago I would say, depending on conditions, that Hatcher Pass is your best bet. Easily accessible and a gorgeous drive. Arctic Valley is fun if you only have a few hours. Ptarmigan Peak is a accessible as well if there is decent snow. This would be approached from the south. Google Earth it. Good luck man! AK replied to the topic My New Split!! in the forum Splitboards 5 years, 7 months ago So sweet man. AK replied to the topic Alaska spring 2013 in the forum Videos 6 years, 2 months ago Stoke! AK replied to the topic TR: The Promised Land, Valdez, AK in the forum Trip Reports 6 years, 2 months ago Awesome! AK replied to the topic Upcoming Spring Alaska Trip: Bomber or Eklutna Traverse in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 6 years, 2 months ago One option would be the Snowbird Hut which is located near Hatcher Pass: http://americanalpineclub.org/p/snowbird-hut In my view, Thompson Pass is the place to be right now with Turnagain coming in second. You could get to the Pass and just start skinning off the highway into some great terrain. For intel you should try and get Matt Kinney’s book…[Read more] AK replied to the topic The Abandoned Traverse of Glacier Peak and a stint up North in the forum Trip Reports 6 years, 2 months ago Thanks for posting this and other amazing TR’s. AK replied to the topic AK Stoke in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 6 years, 2 months ago Sick bro! AK replied to the topic K2 Panoramic in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 7 years, 2 months ago I have been stoked with my 162 Panoramic. Probably rode it 30 days this year. This was my first board with rocker and I definitely like it. In retrospect I may have gone with a longer board but 90% of the time this board floats just fine. I core-shot the board while under full power and besides a slightly looser connection between the clips no…[Read more] AK replied to the topic Setup… in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 7 years, 6 months ago – Rider height 6′ 2” – Rider weight 165lbs – Board length 163 – Regular/Goofy Regular – Stance 21.5 -Angles Front 20 degrees, Back 10 degrees AK replied to the topic Cold Temperature Skins in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 7 years, 6 months ago I’ve had my skins out at -30 with no issues. They were new though.