Fourteeners — and Backcountry Skiing Blog Comments


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | March 11, 2005      

Back from backcountry skiing today here in central Colorado. We looked for corn snow, found a few silky turns, but mostly found difficult variable conditions. We rated overall avy danger as considerable because of heat, so didn’t get much done. Snow everywhere is what you’d call “transitional,” meaning it’s trying to switch from a winter to spring pack — but it’s having trouble doing so because it’s a bit early in the season for that to happen.

Aspen Times published an excellent article about Aron Ralston this morning. Check it out.

Interesting and amusing backcountry skiing blog comments have been flying in over the transom, reproduced verbatim (typos included) below:

“I laughed at the ‘losing a few’ comment.” — AR

“In regards to your article about the Mt. Superior avalanche ‘You’re an idiot'” — MB

“The quote from the TGR forum really is right. Many ski movies, more so the ones from the last 10-15 years, glory in the danger of dropping the cornice and outpacing the “sloughs” or dropping ridiculous cliffs and then doing figure elevens at crazy speeds for miles on Alaskan slopes that have never seen skis. We’re propagating disaster with the film culture that shows five seconds of post-avalanche introspection and then heads right back into the jaws of the trap.” MW

“Ya just can’t tele when your heel is locked. All the other performance of a rando binding is absolutely enviable. But so is the tele turn in crud, mush and pow. I want it ALL. Why not?” CD

“Apparently his practice is to smoke bowl after bowl on the boot up to the start zone. He is legendary on this point.” — DG

“Good work Lou. Keep that high horse saddled.” -SC

“Your thoughts are always appreciated. I totally agree. I think the GenX factor and all the ski porn we see these days has produced a boldness that I have not seen in these parts. And it hurts because someone did get killed and yes, I agree, it could have been our kid or even us out there with the “expertsâ€?. Uggg.” -MM

Sorry, but I had to. Telecross sounds cool, but where’s the tele? Can’t find it in this photo: http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20050121/SPORTS/101210007. ” -MW

Amazing website. Just read the article about the Norwegian avalanche survivor, makes you feel like grabbing a cup of tea rather than AT skis…check my weblog” – J

People have asked me why I’m not publishing an “interactive” blog, meaning a backcountry skiing weblog with a reader comments function. I considered doing that, but experts told me that rude and profane comments would take vast amounts of time to manage, and receiving comments via email would make things much easier. So that’s the way we’re doing it. Feel free to send email — but please refrain from profanity as my spam filter will probably crunch your comment before I even see it, ditto for email without something on the subject line, spam filter hates that as well. Keep comments brief, and try to avoid stating the obvious, such as “you’re an idiot.” After some of my backcountry mistakes, I already know I’m capable of adequate idiocy.

We’re off for a backcountry skiing adventure today, more later.

Hunter Thompson Update: Aron Ralston knocked him off the front page of the Aspen Times. Message to Aspen Times and other Aspen tabloids: Hunter Thompson is deceased. Celebrate life.



IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE VIEWING SITE, TRY WHITELISTING IN YOUR ADBLOCKER, OTHERWISE PLEASE CONTACT US USING MENU ABOVE, OR FACEBOOK.

Please Enjoy A Few Suggested WildSnow Posts


Comments

  Your Comments


  Recent Posts




Facebook Twitter Google Instagram Youtube

WildSnow Twitter Feed



 



  • Blogroll & Links


  • Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information & opinion website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners! Books and free ski touring news and information here.

    All material on this website is copyrighted, the name WildSnow is trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

    We include "affiliate sales" links with most of our blog posts. This means we receive a percentage of a sale if you click over from our site (at no cost to you). None of our affiliate commission links are direct relationships with specific gear companies or shopping carts, instead we remain removed by using a third party who manages all our affiliate sales and relationships. We also sell display "banner" advertising, in this case our relationships are closer to the companies who advertise, but our display advertising income is carefully separated financially and editorially from our blog content, over which we always maintain 100% editorial control -- we make this clear during every advertising deal we work out. Please also notice we do the occasional "sponsored" post, these are under similar financial arrangements as our banner advertising, only the banner or other type of reference to a company are included in the blog post, simply to show they provided financial support to WildSnow.com and provide them with advertising in return. Unlike most other "sponsored content" you find on the internet, our sponsored posts are entirely under our editorial control and created by WildSnow specific writers.See our full disclosures here.

    Backcountry skiing is dangerous. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information and news on this website is intended only as general information. Due to human error and passing time, the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of Wild Snow as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.

    Switch To Mobile Version