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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:12 am 
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The old adage holds true...

I don't have to run faster than the Polar Bear... I just have to run faster than you...

Please feel free to substitute "skin" for "run".

Of course here in Colorado, you can just go buy a .50 cal with API ammo to keep the Bears away, with no waiting period... :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:08 pm 
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For $200 dogsleds can be hired. I'm sure they could get to a suitable basecamp.

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:32 pm 
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the new transwolrd has a pretty long article on jones and terjes trip.

and a How to: Splitboard column. it tells you how to peel your skins apart. the most useful info ever!

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Here's a short video from my friends expedition to Svalbard.

http://youtu.be/C0t5NB7mdTQ

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:42 am 
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JayBee wrote:
Here's a short video from my friends expedition to Svalbard.

http://youtu.be/C0t5NB7mdTQ


snow looks nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:07 pm 
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So I'm getting pretty close to booking a trip to Svalbard this coming May. I'm 90% certain that this trip will happen for me, and will post up once I've put my deposit and confirmed dates on my Svalbard trip.

I think I'll be out there the last week of May, with Doug Stoup's group (IceAxe.tv). I'm working that out right now. I hadn't realized that flights from the Peninsula to Svalbard were so costly, so if there is any chance that people would like to adventure from Longyearbyen before or after our yacht trip, I might be open to extending my stay in Longyearbyen before or after our trip (but honestly I feel significantly more comfortable being on a guided group with local terrain knowledge and firearms training, as I have none).

I do plan to tour outside of Tromso in mid-to-late May, before the Svalbard trip. Exact dates TBD, once I have the Svalbard trip booked.

Anyways, please PM if you're interested in Lyngen Alps or Svalbard adventures in that general time frame (mid-May to first week of June).

EDIT: *does anyone here live in Oslo? I could use a small bit of advice/help on something if you could PM me!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:10 am 
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SchralphMacchio wrote:
So I'm getting pretty close to booking a trip to Svalbard this coming May. I'm 90% certain that this trip will happen for me, and will post up once I've put my deposit and confirmed dates on my Svalbard trip.

I think I'll be out there the last week of May, with Doug Stoup's group (IceAxe.tv). I'm working that out right now. I hadn't realized that flights from the Peninsula to Svalbard were so costly, so if there is any chance that people would like to adventure from Longyearbyen before or after our yacht trip, I might be open to extending my stay in Longyearbyen before or after our trip (but honestly I feel significantly more comfortable being on a guided group with local terrain knowledge and firearms training, as I have none).

I do plan to tour outside of Tromso in mid-to-late May, before the Svalbard trip. Exact dates TBD, once I have the Svalbard trip booked.

Anyways, please PM if you're interested in Lyngen Alps or Svalbard adventures in that general time frame (mid-May to first week of June).

EDIT: *does anyone here live in Oslo? I could use a small bit of advice/help on something if you could PM me!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:45 am 
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Sick Schralph! I wish I could join you, but im tapped out for big trips this season. Have a blast! :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Schralp,

Sounds awesome. Props for taking the plunge!

I was planning a road trip round Norway a couple of years ago, and trawled through a few threads on here to look for Norwegians to ask for advice. I PM'd johan, NorwayBrder, Gunnar, eivind62, arild, RuneG, supah, ove. I think there a few more on here now, have a look round trip reports and furberg threads, I'd say!

Arild was super helpful, and based nearish the Lyngen Alps at the time, Narvik, I think. Don't know if he still is.

Best of luck, have fun planning, and keep us posted. If you camp, make damn sure you've got enough twine for a bear-i-meter fence that's going to work! Or a dog.

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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:58 pm 
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idiots:
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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:19 am 
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DEPOSIT JUST SENT!!!! AHHHHHHH! I can't believe I am actually doing this!!!


Arild is the man, and I'm going to hook up with him in Tromso.
Wow.
Wow.
Wow.


Never done anything like this ... haven't even left the North American Continent in 15 years ...


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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Leaving for Norway in 1 week! May 14-18, Tromso/Lyngen Alps. May 19-27 SVALBARD!

Anyone want to tour in Tromso on May 18?

nedrapier is the man for sacking up and heading out with me to the Lyngen Alps splitfest!!! AKA Schralph and Ned go find some nice lines from the Magic Mountain Lodge.


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 Post subject: Re: Svalbard?
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:08 am 
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sick alex,

be safe and rip some killer lines

you splittin' or bringin' :oops: skis :oops:


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