Forums Trip Reports Kagura/Japan 03/27/2005 Nise-Kirinoto/Sankaku Peak
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    Glancing at the calendar, we figured our share of powder was sadly coming to an end here in Japan. But luckily the J snow gods dumped about 30cm of good snow. Sunday had beautiful weather, so we decided to go for a longer hike in search of some new lines.

    *Packing up at the trailhead. 2 splitboarders, 3 boarders, 2 skiers:

    *Breaking trail after about 1.5 hours. Our target was a south face so we were racing against time. All the while we were passing up some pretty sweet lines below us. Oh well, can’t get too greedy:

    *Um, it was pretty windy here. It’s always like that:

    *Ice, steeps and wind convince us half-way up to stow the splits and kick-step to the top (we had Verts with us). Might’ve been able to skin up with crampons, but nope didn’t bring’em today.

    *First-tracks by telemarker Otsuka-san. First one up, first on down.

    *Short hike back up, then some tai-chi-chuan route-finding:

    *Going down the roller-coaster:

    All in all a great day. Rode some new lines and will be back for more later.

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    Really cool to see you guys splitboarding in Japan. Nice looking terrain and good snow.

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    Sweet Trip Report, looks like it was a blast.


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