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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:42 pm 
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I just settled up bro,stoked :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Hey Dusty get in touch with me sent you a pm.requested to be in same group as you and Karyn asked what guide did I want to be with.Only name i recognise on there is Chris Davenport.The ones with stars are completed groups already.

Anybody else know any of these guides ?

Doug Stoup
Kevin Quinn
Andrew McLean*
Jorge Kozulj
Kim Havell
Angela Hawse
Andrew Eisenstark
Forrest McCarthy
Chris Davenport
Kris Erickson*
Rich Meyer
Howie Schwartz
Glen Poulsen
Per As*
Stephan Palm*
Grigory Mintsev
Alain LeDoux
Marco Gaiani*
Nikolay Veselovskiy
Doug Workman
Todd Offenbacher
Ben Mitchell

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:18 am 
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Andrew McLean is quite well known, and he has his gear list posted for the Ski Cruise.

I personally have spent some time with Howie Schwartz, though it was swinging tools rather than ripping turns. Really nice guy.

Some of the other names sound familiar, but no personal experience on my end. Hope you have a killer time, and please post a TR! :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Kim Havell is a ripper, from Telluride
http://havelltravels.com/about/

And how do you not know McClean? Come on now Gav... He's one of the most accomplished ski mountaineers out there.
Here's his blog
http://straightchuter.com/

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Thanks guys and yes of course Straight Chuter,been on that site plenty of times,my bad,he is taken though :/

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:56 pm 
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sneeky jesus wrote:
I'm pretty on the fence about this whole Antarctica tourism stuff. Do we really need people fucking up the last unpopulated continent? How much gas do you need to burn to ski something for novelties sake? Car to the airport, flight to South America, car to the ship, then a luxury cruise liner back and forth. Having said that, all the trip reports I've read make it look like a pretty fun time.



Anyone whose even remotely considering going to Antartica needs to watch Werner Herzog's 'Encounters at the End of the World'- it's an awesome film, and also totally debunks any idea of Antartica being 'unpopulated'. There are 'cities' of scientists, etc. there year round...

Anyway, awesome film and a must see if you have any antipodal interest...


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Doug Workman was my guide on my all time AK heli day (did North face and gunbarrells of Dimond that day). He's was awesome as a heli guide. He tried getting snowsavage and I into a super gnarly line one day but he almost died ski cutting it (don't worry, he's safe) He has a twin brother and they both work for Valdez Heli Ski Guides. I think he is an Exum guide in the summer too.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Sounds like a sick trip. I'm usually not the jealous type, but this...damn. As for guides, Doug Stoup is the owner of Ice Axe, he's led expeditions all over the planet. Kevin Quinn is owner of Points North Heli, knows his shit. Glen Poulsen is a longtime Sierra legend that will likely crush you on the uphill while he's breaking trail for you. I'm guessing all of the available guides are very competent, though many (perhaps all) will be in new terrain.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Got to Ushuaia last night and woke up to some fresh snow this morning,headed out with some of the guides and had an awesome warm up,next stop Antarctic!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Antarctica Ski Cruise
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Nice. :headbang:

say hi to Todd Offenbacher for me

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