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  1. [TR] ptarmigan traverse ski - 7/4/2011

    Nicely done, and thanks for posting. Looks like you bagged an awesome tour
  2. Snow and ice stuff, pt. 2

    I posted some of this before but couldn't edit my old post with an update, so I thought I'd start a new thread. Volkl Gotamas ('08), 183 cm, mounted with Naxo NX 21 touring bindings. Excellent one ski quiver for 70% inbounds and sidecountry, 30% backcountry. Maybe 20 days on them. No core shots; some p-tex scratches and edge wear. Price dropped to $500. Technica Diablo Junior 90 race ski boots '07 model. size 4 1/2 (?) (approx womens 6.5 or mondo 23.5). $150 Fritschi Freeride alpine touring bindings, size M (BSL 280-335). White model (now with pic). $175. Marmot one piece 3 layer goretex altitude climbing suit. Orange with blue accents. Good shape but some aluminum staining and a couple small holes. Size M; legs 32" inseam. $50 or best offer.
  3. That's badass... but no Slot?
  4. Snow and ice stuff for sale

    Tools have been sold
  5. Snow and ice stuff for sale

    Tuas just sold. I thought I had a taker on the ice tools but no go so they are still available too. I also dropped the price on the Goats.
  6. Recomended Avalanche Books

    +1 on Tremper's book. It's pretty much the bible. I think there's a new edition out that updates some of the science from the original.
  7. Snow and ice stuff for sale

    Trying to clean out the closet. Volkl Gotamas ('08), 183 cm, mounted with Naxo NX 21 touring bindings. Excellent one ski quiver for 70% inbounds and sidecountry, 30% backcountry. Maybe 20 days on them. No core shots; some p-tex scratches and edge wear. $550. Tua Big Easy backcountry skis, 185 cm, mounted with Fritschi Diamir touring bindings. Includes Ascension skins. Light use. These aren't the coolest newshapes but it's a solid setup and the price is good. $175 sold Technica Diablo Junior 90 race ski boots '07 model. size 4 1/2 (?) (approx womens 6.5 or mondo 23.5). $175 Fritschi Freeride alpine touring bindings, size M. White model (no pic). $175. Black Diamond Black Prophet ice tools. Original model from ~'96 with carbon innards and black rubber coating. One bent shaft, two straight shafts. Includes 2 leashes, a bunch of extra picks of various usage, and extra hammer and adze. I'd prefer to sell as a set. $100 or best offer. sold Marmot one piece 3 layer goretex altitude climbing suit. Orange with blue accents. Good shape but some aluminum staining and a couple small holes. Size M; legs 32" inseam. $50 or best offer. PM or send email to spantik [preposition rhymes with cat] yahoo [period] com http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/DSC03116small.JPG[/img]
  8. Summer Sucks, Viva Invierno!

    Damn. Well played!
  9. Summer Sucks, Viva Invierno!

    Nice stoke, thanks for sharing. How long were you there? I'm curious how many of your days saw fresh snow, and also how much was Marte running? I was there for a week last year. Unfortunately the Santa Rosa no showed and the snow was disappearing fast. We had a nice time, but it was a lot of money and travel time to ski corn (and some dirt) for a couple hours a day. Now looking at your pics I'm kicking myself for not going back!
  10. Rockered Skis - Verdict?

    I bought a pair of K2 Hellbents in the 189 last Feb and have been surprised at how versatile they are. Something huge and stiff might be somewhat better in cut up and crud, but the combination of rocker for float and general heavy hugeness for stability works pretty well once the fresh is worked. Despite their weird looks, the Hellbents have a pretty traditional sidecut (28M IIRC) and are surprisingly fun on groomers too as long as the snow isn't too hard. The tips and tail flop around but it doesn't transmit through the ski and they feel like a big ole GS ski. I've heard reverse side cut/reverse camber are even better in crud, but have no 1st hand knowledge. As you might expect, the Hellbents pretty much suck on boilerplate, hardpack and bumps. I went back to my Volkl Mantras once the spring ice/corn/slush cycle was on, as well as when it hadn't snowed for a long time.
  11. Winter is on it's way

    PM sent
  12. Rock climbing v Mountainering

    Here's my rule of thumb: If I have to wake up before 6AM=mountaineering Sleep in past 6=rock climbing. Though the shoe test thing yields similar results.
  13. See my post in partners forum
  14. B/C skiing sunday 4/22

    Looking to get out this sunday, Seattle-based. Maybe stevens pass area? Conditions look OK at the moment. PM if interested. (X-posted in Freshie zone)
  15. I skied around Source Lake last Saturday and Kendall Knob (via Gold Creek sno-park) on Monday. In the shade 3-6" fresh on top of a very hard rain crust. On sunny aspects the fresh was feeling the effects of sunny days. It looks like it's snowed another 3-4" in the last few days.
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