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  1. Yakutat to McCarthy (with Logan along the way).

    We went up the Kaskawulsh and down the Hubbard. On a different trip 2 of us skied down the Kaskawulsh from below Mt Steele after having flown in. With hard snow with light packs a group could ski out from Logan in 2-3 days to the highway.
  2. Yakutat to McCarthy (with Logan along the way).

    The Hubbard is far too broken to be a good route. The East Nunatuk Glacier that they took is superb access with easy skiing very close to sea level. I did a day trip to the beach at the East Nunatuk Fjord while on a ski trip from Kluane Lake to Yakutat. We caught a boat from the back of Harlequin Lake to Yakutat as it was far cheaper than the East Nunatuk. There is a point very near the Fjord where one can ski through a State, Province, and a Territory within a few kilometers. I remember thinking at the time that very few people had probably done that.
  3. Ice Screw Core Cleaning Tool

    Using the end of the rope (whatever is left from your tie in point) works well.
  4. ID this plant

    Conocephalum conicum Snake Liverwort
  5. As my friend and I paddled back after Deliverance we contemplated what we would do if we tipped or got swamped as well (i'm sure everyone does). I concluded I would swim for the west shore with the rail tracks. You might not make the swim but if you do you can warm up running along the tracks back to the cabins. If you go for the east shore you will survive for a short while but there is almost no hope of making it along the shore to a cabin before you freeze!
  6. BC Coast Range Beta?

    Perhaps that's why she is having trouble finding information on it.
  7. BC Coast Range Beta?

    It can actually be quite cheap to get there. We drove to Bella Coola and hiked in and traversed it with no airdrops a few years ago. Gas was less than a hundred dollars each and we bought food for 12 days. Now much else needed. What's the big expense Marc?
  8. The 3rd edition of Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis WILL be available at the show and cheaper than at MEC!
  9. Hey everyone, John Baldwin will be presenting a slide show next Wednesday Feb 11th! It will be at 7:00pm in the Buchanan building room A100 on UBC campus in Vancouver. Feel free to invite anyone you want, it's also FREE! The book MAY be available to buy at the show... Bio: John Baldwin is an author, nature photographer and outdoor enthusiast with a special interest in wilderness and mountain photography. Always curious about what lies over the next ridge, he has spent the past 35 years exploring and photographing the Coast Mountains, completing numerous first ascents and pioneering many long ski traverses, often to remote areas that have rarely been visited. He has written about his backcountry skiing and mountaineering adventures in “Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis”, “Mountains of the Coast” and “Backcountry Whistler Map”. His talk and slideshow will present an overview of ski mountaineering in the wild Coast Mountains of western BC with stories and descriptions of some of his favourite places and a chance to ask questions about his adventures. Title of Presentation: Ski Wild: overview and stories of ski mountaineering in the Coast Mountains of western BC Blurb: Blessed by some of the deepest snowfalls on the continent, the Coast Mountains offer some of the finest ski mountaineering in North America. John has recently published a completely revised third edition of his guidebook “Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis”. He will give an overview of some of his favourite places for backcountry skiing in the the Coast Mountains, from local slopes to trips deep in the wilderness across remote icefields that stretch north to Alaska. H
  10. Hey everyone, John Baldwin will be presenting a slide show next Wednesday Feb 11th! It will be at 7:00pm in the Buchanan building room A100 on UBC campus in Vancouver. Feel free to invite anyone you want, it's also FREE! The book MAY be available to buy at the show... Bio: John Baldwin is an author, nature photographer and outdoor enthusiast with a special interest in wilderness and mountain photography. Always curious about what lies over the next ridge, he has spent the past 35 years exploring and photographing the Coast Mountains, completing numerous first ascents and pioneering many long ski traverses, often to remote areas that have rarely been visited. He has written about his backcountry skiing and mountaineering adventures in “Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis”, “Mountains of the Coast” and “Backcountry Whistler Map”. His talk and slideshow will present an overview of ski mountaineering in the wild Coast Mountains of western BC with stories and descriptions of some of his favourite places and a chance to ask questions about his adventures. Title of Presentation: Ski Wild: overview and stories of ski mountaineering in the Coast Mountains of western BC Blurb: Blessed by some of the deepest snowfalls on the continent, the Coast Mountains offer some of the finest ski mountaineering in North America. John has recently published a completely revised third edition of his guidebook “Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis”. He will give an overview of some of his favourite places for backcountry skiing in the the Coast Mountains, from local slopes to trips deep in the wilderness across remote icefields that stretch north to Alaska.
  11. Dry Tooling Routes?

    Seems much harder than M6. One has to lock off on often precarious holds to make a loooong reach to the bolts. There are BOMBER drilled pockets but some very difficult moves between.
  12. Kite skiing

    Thanks hafilax, i'll try Airtime.
  13. Kite skiing

    I'm looking to get a kite for skiing this winter but know almost nothing about the sport. I'd like a really lightweight kite that would be practical to take on traverses to be used primarily for moving forward quickly and not for acrobatics. Anybody have a good lightweight setup they use in the mountains? Something that can maybe be used off a climbing harness. Any kites or kite manufactures you would recommend?
  14. best of cc.com Carbon Neutral Denali Climb May 2008

    The study mentions old trees but not how old. What I said in my last post and will say again is that I was finding many of the studies were calling 60 year old trees "old", which is not what I was referring to. My brash post also made no mention of carbon sequestering in soils, just the trees, for the reason that a planted forest would not necessarily have to be planted to replace logging or make up for the carbon given off as a result.
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