Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flying over avalanches

This guy is not right in the head. None the less, here's some crazy ass footage of Antoine Montant, flying over a huge avalanche on the North face of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix. Watch the first bit and you'll see the slope starting to fracture, happens a few more times on the way down. Makes me wonder how he felt confident that no one was underneath this slope?

And to watch a guy that is not so rad, click here

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pillow line creativity

The creator of this great little video might be onto something here. Seeing how I haven't skied one single pillow line this year, I may have to start resorting to lines like this. I can't imagine how much time it would have taken to put this stop motion scenery together.

Pillow Line from Kari Medig on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A little snow too late?

Finally snowed yesterday, dropping up to 8" in the higher elevations. The snow in the valley was gone in minutes once the storm let up. Hoping that we get a few more of these before SB shuts down for the season. Snowbowl is reporting 62" on top and 28" on the bottom (5" from this storm)

Here's a few other links on the generally mediocreness of this season

Backcountry focus -

Ravalli Republic - Irrigation problems -

And Idaho as of 3/21/10 is sitting at 50-60% of snow pack, ouch!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Conflict of the seasons

Last Saturday proved to be too nice and a few of us took advantage of it. We ambled slow, very slowly down the Bitterroot. Crazy there was not a patch of snow or a piece of ice on the entire 5 hour float. But thats what you get when its 55 degrees in March. Not quite as warm as this 2008 trip

What season is it? Snapped these before leaving Missoula