Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:48 pm Posts: 14 Location: SLC, UT
I am always touring in the wasatch, until the snow ends. Probably not going for Uintas stuff this year as the danger is too much. Let me know if you are looking to hit anything this week. Always like to find new, safe and responsible partners. Shayne
I am back in Utah for a while after spending 4 years in the Alps doing my PhD (in Switzerland around Verbier, Chamonix and the likes). Currently looking for my next university positioning the US, but just hanging at my folks house in SLC till that happens. Free to go ride any day of the week.
Have a level 1 certification and 4 years of split boarding experience. Also know how to work the ropes and to climb plus glacier travel as a result of the alps for those more gnarly lines. I know glacier's won't come into play in utah, but just saying I got the alpine skills down as well.
I have not done as much touring as last year because the riding right off the lifts was so damn good (7000ft pow laps, so why should I hike) and I had no need to get in my riding before working as I was not working this winter. Still have been riding literally every day and some touring days (no more than about 4000ft max, actually did one 6500ft day), but I'm still fit as I had to chase some of my ski rando race equipped friends up the hill when I was touring.
Gonna get my own phone soon, but for now give me a ring on this number 8 zero 1 nine one 8 6 2 zero two. I'm up for anything, even just beacon practice or an exploratory tour. I know the alps quite well, but the wasatch less so. First tour was at the start of my 2nd year in the alps.
Cheers Arash Farhang
Some of my few trip reports. I like to ride more than spend time writing it up: