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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:24 pm 
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You, sir, are one inspiring MF'er. Giving Jesus a run for his money, bro.


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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Taylor; there is only 1 city and its the only place you can fly into: Petroplovosk, and its suprisingly busy and happenin' ; daily flights from Moscow. AK you gotta charter.

Brain Steak; how's your spring? where you surfin? what up with George?

BG; what are the charts saying these days? I have not checked them in a while. I might have to sell to pay for snowboarding trips...

Tai Hui; yeah, hopefully we can do that this winter; G-wood for work? resort jobs? dont really know; D-Green could give you some beta on that.

Spruce Cabin; thats solid and keeps me inspired as well, thanks :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:34 am 
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Soooo, this is pretty much one of the most awesome, dedicated adventures ever.

Woulda been awesome if you had someone like Edmands or Noah Howell or Corey Rich, or any other up and coming adventure filmmaker out there to document the thing. Not even so much for the fame and glory and riches, but to share the experience and produce media that tells the story at a very high level. I'm really impressed by this accomplishment, and a trip like this isn't even within the thought process of most outdoor urbanites.

Relative to some of your other adventures, how much time did you need to invest in the logistical planning? Also your emergency plan if things went pretty bad from a medical or gear perspective? I'd hate to be 20 miles outside of town, with AMS, in Russia ...


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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Shralph;


Kamachatka was in an Absinthe film (not sure what year). The segment had Terje and JP Solberg and others. They stayed in an expensive hot springs lodge that we went by on one of our ski tours. They had a heli and snowboarded through that same crater we did (the Volcano is like 30 miles away from that lodge). They built a bunch of kickers and rode powder in the trees. It looked pretty good. They were there in winter. That was a few years back. I was kicking around the idea of a Siberian expedition to a film company once, nothing ever came of it.


Surprisingly I did not invest much time or effort into logistical planning. It’s all pretty straightforward to access the places we went to. I did not even study much before I left. I had set up the trip with an Alaskan who organizes trips over there and the plan was for us to show up and she would send us to the places that had the best snow and most feasible approaches for the time we were there. I did not show up with an agenda other than to ride a few volcanos.


There are some more remote locations that do require much more planning. There are like 100 volcanos there. Beau Fredlund, a skier from Montana who some of you may know, who we climbed and skied with for a few days, and his partner, took off deep into the wilds the day that we flew out. They were going much further out on the edge than we did and were going for a 16,000 ft peak. They were facing a 3-4 day foot approach to the base of that one.


In regards to safety, #1 we had a sat phone, #2 Igor, our driver, is the director of Search and Rescue for the local government. So, for being deep in Russia we had a very solid and secure setup (if anyone wants support for such an endeavor contact me).

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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Wow, That looks like an awesome trip! Sorry you didn't get that last summit...better safe than sorry.

Thanks for sharing. Definitely stokes the fire. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Amazing, well done! Super epic, the stuff of dreams. :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:44 am 
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I finally read through this, super inspiration. 9000ft descent in what looks like the biggest, most awesome chute ever is mind blowing. That is the stuff of dreams, unfortunate you didn't get it, but good decisions were made. It will be done. Great stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Awesome TR---nicely done!! :bow:


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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:10 am 
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Bump, because this was so damn cool. Looks like your "To Ride" list just got a lot longer. Reminds me of my favorite documentary, "The Long Way Round".


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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Keffler; thanks for the bump 8) and glad you checked it out. "Long Way Round" was one of my inspirations to make it out there. After this session we flew to Europe and got to see a huge chunk of Siberia from the air; some sick and uncharted terrain; we need to do the "Long Way" by split!

Summers Gone; weather is tough, you need a solid couple of days of stable weather to get the 9,000 vert run. I honestly just did not give myself enough time. It was all too rushed. Beau Fredlund, a pro skier from Cooke City stuck around for over a month and skied that 9,000 ft. run twice. The 1st time was in late April and he skied the entire line in fresh powder. I would like to go back and if I do I would stay close to that mountain for a week waiting for the window. I got the whole line figured out now and its just a matter of being there at the right time. But yeah, that chute is tottally mind blowing.

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That's some cool shit right there! :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Siberian Ring of Fire – Volcanos of the Russian Far East
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:02 am 
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That's cool you got to shred with Beau a bit. I missed a couple of connections with that guy earlier this season and hope to make it happen this year.

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