Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:49 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: TWS article on Marco Siffredi
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:56 pm
Posts: 467
Location: Meyers, CA
Interesting article in TWS "The Disappearance of Marco Siffredi." It provides a chronicle of his riding/climbing exploits and his disappearance down the Hornbein Couloir on Everest. After an impressive apprenticeship on the steeps of Chamonix, Siffredi hauled his board up some of the biggest peaks on the planet. In 2002 he made the first continuous descent of Everest.

This article is interesting b/c it seems like something more likely to be published in Alpinist than in a plaidcamo jibber mag. Not sure how this slipped past the editors, but I'm glad it did. It's nice to see some mainstream coverage of snowboard mountaineering.

His binding set up looks like straps. I guess they are over PMBs and insulated gaiters. In a couple picks there is an upper ankle strap that looks a little like the old burton shin strap. On the shots from the summit of Everest his setup looks impressively normal.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:48 am
Posts: 39
Location: Germany
would it be possible that you or somebody else can scan the article and share it? would be cool.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: firstlight and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  








Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group