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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby waynepjh » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:08 am

That crazy man is pascal "big air" Joubert! He is on a completely different level! But luckily he move to Jackson to show us the way. What an epic day!

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby rvrrat » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:50 pm

:thumb: OK, Let me get this right. You got the Jackson Crew hookin' up with the Windzup Crew on the SW Colo. Crew's home turf! Not to mention the awesome snow out there. Man I wanna do that! The only thing missing, besides me, is the Montana crew. I luv the way you all get after it. I hope I can put something together sometime. Please keep the pics and reports comin'! JR

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby glickster » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:19 am

Boulder Gulch is a mile from Silverton. Today JA and I pulled off a kite ascent we've been eyeing for a couple of years. An hour of wild skinning got us to treeline and some gusty wind. At least it was right up the pipe.. usually. A few minutes later we were at the top; 2100 vert and 2 miles up. A quick skin brought us to the ridgeline looking into Silverton Mountain's Velocity Basin, where a Red Bull extravaganza freeskiing event was going on. We watched from above while Treadwell nailed a sick line, then dropped back to town.

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby JakeWalker » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:51 pm

Ridiculously awesome! Kite sneak attack on the Red Bull event! Someone needs to donate you a GoPro with a large memory card...I really want to see your POV, cause I have flown Kendall Peak on my paraglider and those mountains can shrivel the biggest cahones.

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby glickster » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:12 am

A wild day on the Telluride side of the range on Saturday. We did the classic Trout Lake to Ophir tour just like the old days but this time with the kites. After tractoring from treeline up a steep couloir we ripped around for a while on the bench between cliffs and the void. The Fattwa held good spring powder down into Waterfall Canyon and Ophir.


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Gotta get to Hope Lake with NW flow soon. (Left side of pic.)





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The Lizard Head Pass venue on the left. The Wilson group is center





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Andy the birthday boy rips even with a hangover!


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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby knot_moving » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:07 am

Makes me want to move back - Climbed Wilson Peak many moons ago, There is a huge basin that is probably very kiteable - but I am guessing you know that :)
Looks crazy fun

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby glickster » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:25 am

Sure do Knot. Silver Pick Basin is high on the list too.

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby glickster » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:01 am

Lot's of other things to do this time of year but when there's wind and snow...off we go.

Cement Fill is a slide path that hits highway 550 a couple of miles north of Silverton. A five minute skin gets you under the power line. Tricky wind on the lower apron became more focused up the path. I did four laps of perfect corn skiing totaling 8700 vert up and the same down of course. The fastest was 15 minutes from the bottom to the top and back down. I would have kept going if the wind hadn't started blowing down.

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Re: Another High Session in the San Juans

Postby STF » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:23 pm

Glickster!!!

Damm man....

killing it this winter and opening up a new world of locations! love it.


Got a foot+ of fresh snow here in Tride today and its still snowing.

I want to ride with you...lets do this.

Tell me a place to meet you, and lets ride in the next few days.

STF


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