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 Post subject: Re: Freerider in its entirety
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:36 am 
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Really awesome. Very inspiring.
Makes me think "I don't want to go to school today" :wink:
O'well no snow here for a while longer anyways.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Just watched it for the second time since splitfest @ Rogers pass... just as inspirational now as it was then! Awesome work, getting me very stoked for the season!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Yeah, Kyle! This is the first time I've seen this. Nice work buddy! Stoked on the shots from Bonanza :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Freerider in its entirety
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:50 pm 
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802smuggler wrote:
"You need to Climb what you ski". Inspirational on many levels to me. Thanks for the stoke Kyle. :headbang:

I've been thinking about this very thing for the past couple years. There is just no better way to get an idea of the snow conditions than to be knee deep in it as you climb.

Cool video. I enjoyed it. I also am amazed at your budget.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:28 am 
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WhitePine wrote:
"You need to Climb what you ski".
There is just no better way to get an idea of the snow conditions than to be knee deep in it as you climb.

I've been pondering this for a bit too. For the most part, I agree. Plus, it's nice having a path you know leads home.
However, this needs to be tempered with other considerations like exposure. There is something to be said about reducing hazard by minimizing time in the danger zone. For example, if your goal is a couloir with a cornice, cerac, or falling rocks, hazard would increase by choosing to ascend the couloir; and an argument could be made to find conditions on a similar elevation + aspect and approach the couloir from the top (if possible).


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 Post subject: Re: Freerider in its entirety
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:41 pm 
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First off I would like to say thanks again for the kind comments. It was an honor to have a project like this and I am grateful that others could see my personality outside of a web forum.

On the note of climbing what you ski it can go both ways. I know there are routes in the PNW that people drop into from the summit all the time and to climb it would put you in all sorts of danger to sluffs (caused by others) and so forth. There is a level of confidence that one gets when they climb a route and know what to expect and where.

I believe it was the late Hans Saari who fell to his death after hitting a ice patch and loosing control. This stuff happens and I've been fortunate to survive situations I wouldn't have gotten into if I climb the peak instead of just dropping in.

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 Post subject: Re: Freerider in its entirety
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Sweet Film Kyle. Ironically I was drinking some chocolate milk while watching the flick. Keep shredding, hopefully we can get some pow this winter in Tahoe, Shasta or the other Cascades.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Thanks for sharing!! Very inspiring to keep on going out and finding new untouched terrain out there! Keep up the good work!


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