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Re: Quality Slipping!

Postby seano » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:07 pm

Glissade plus avy control in the Tetons this past June:
Riding a big, shallow wet slide into the Meadows was a fun way to greet the guided party in the distance.
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Re: Quality Slipping!

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:17 pm

The Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col is sunlit on the right
Photo by SPer Eric Sandbo

My favorite glissading story....

Years ago my brother and I were trying to descend the Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col.

I guess it's a tough place and a lot of parties rappell down past the bergschrund. When we got to the col, there was long line of people roping down and s-l-o-w-l-y down-climbing. It was so steep that they were even facing into the slope as the down-climbed.

My brother and I got tired of waiting....

So we leapt off the cornice, jumped the bergschrund, and glissaded past a long line of people who were down-climbing. I even got in a little swivel-hip action and some carved GS turns.

I love it when your boots reach that certain point of wear that makes glissading really easy and fun.

Glissading off the Kings-Kern Divide, Sierra Nevada
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