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 Post subject: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my Powder Volcano
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:49 am 
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Until fairly recently, most peoples fridges in North America had more snow than just about any mountain. Luckily for me whatever snow missed north america surfaced in Japan!

To give you an idea of the snow, I parked the car at 11pm, this is just before 8 am...

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This is Tokachidake, a live (last eruption '88) volcano on Hokkaido that we wanted to make our bitch.

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Daisetuzan Mountains

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Tokachidake, that's steam coming out the top of the volcano

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Morning walk through the trees...

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Getting near the top of the volcano

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Um, "epic" is the word that comes to mind... :rock:

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Loving the karakorams :thumpsup: , the solution's pretty good, but i find it real slow (the base doesn't feel as smooth as my solid)

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Looking at the trailhead from the top of Tokachidake

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Made it to the top...

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Ah, down...

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Just my glove!

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My buddy (unfortunately a 2 planker - sorry!)

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The video



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 Post subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my Powder Volcano
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:47 am 
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Sweeeeeet!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my Powder Volcano
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Excited i am!!
Get to Hokkaido next week.
Did you ride furanodake and chutes next to it?
Place of the gods that area.
Well done.
What else did you ride when you where in Hokkaido?

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 Post subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my Powder Volcano
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:58 pm 
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No didn't do furanodake this year, went up there last year. I am heading back up to hokkaido early march and will be heading back to that area for sure. Gonna try and do yotei too.

Would love to do those chutes off the side of furanodake, but i think they take some getting to, also nice and steep so you wanna have a think about the avalanche conditions too.

Did Shiribetsu-dake over NW Hokkaido... that hill is off the hook.

Also kamui, kiroro, iwonupuri.


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 Post subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my Powder Volcano
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Looks great out there!

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