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 Post subject: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Got the RV parked up in Rogers Pass now for the next few weeks,we spent most of January riding trees in stormy conditions,so we were stoked to get some nice weather and get out for a walk,also it was awesome to finally get those boot packing muscles working and ready for AK.
Snow was pretty sketchy at the top,but we found some nice pockets of pow,great day all around :headbang:

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Wilkez dropping some layers,snowboarder style...
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Swiss Peak Couloir,front and center
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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Geting it done! How long was that approach? loooks massive. Have you met the NZ boys living in Edna up at rogers yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:55 pm 
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chrisNZ wrote:
Geting it done! How long was that approach? loooks massive. Have you met the NZ boys living in Edna up at rogers yet?


Hey Chris,we are parked up at Asulkan parking lot,there are couple of other dirtbags in the lot here but not met any NZ's yet.
we did about 2000m that day,topped out around 3100m

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Sweet that terrain looks awesome!
Any one know the correct way to tie off crampon straps properly? i have this problem alot, they are always coming lose.

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Yeah I tied mine off pretty good and took forever to get them undone at the top,I think just tucking them in under the bottom of pants works,we are both on new boots(Mutes) and had not worn these crampons with them before,so had a couple of blowouts,your never gonna get a perfect fit with soft boots as you know,so I just whale on the things as crampons coming undone mid bootpack breaking trail on ice is scary!

To get them full tight you need to pull away from the boot and then reef back across the boot the other way to sort of cinch it down,then tuck in the end or tie off tens times to get rid of trailing end

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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hey guys going to be in rogers tommorow an looking for partners,you guys still there and what are your plans


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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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chrisNZ wrote:
Sweet that terrain looks awesome!
Any one know the correct way to tie off crampon straps properly? i have this problem alot, they are always coming lose.

tucking them into the pants works if you can't find a spot to loop them through on the crampons. and after puncturing my pants once, I found a new use for voile straps - cinching around the lower pant leg.

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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Nicely done..

Was that a fart you ripped at 0:58? :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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Nicely done..

Was that a fart you ripped at 0:58? :thumbsup:


Good observation! Yes that was a fart and almost followed through watching Wilkez on that shitty ice at the top!

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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IrishGav wrote:
KGN wrote:
Nicely done..

Was that a fart you ripped at 0:58? :thumbsup:


Good observation! Yes that was a fart and almost followed through watching Wilkez on that shitty ice at the top!


Right on, way to do something nobody thus far has done in a video. Fart :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Peaks Couloir,Rogers Pass Feb 14th
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NERV GAS!!!!!! rippin farts before you rip a coolie!!!!! EPIC! :thumpsup:

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