the BC chatter thread

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by piolet, Jul 14, 2011.

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    stansi

    stansi Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    ^^^^^^
    Great to hear they're finally doing some thing positive about the problem.
     
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    skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Needs spell checking.

    Are not Drop Bears a protected species?
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Oh no not a drop bear problem....Team say they will stay in Lygon St till DSE consultants provide a Draft Management Plan to Control the situation.
     
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    AndrewA

    AndrewA Active Member

    Yep, that's me. Amazed you could find a photo so quickly...and of me.

    A
     
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    AndrewA

    AndrewA Active Member

    I haven't changed much over 36/7 yrs...maybe less hair?

     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold


    Me, Stewart Is 1979, modelling 1st gen goretex.

    Now :evil: modelling gen x goretex.
     
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    AndrewA

    AndrewA Active Member

    Ah. I had a second gen goretex, as I worked at Mtn Designs, and had early access. I just don't have immediate access to photos.

    And maybe piccies we just don't share with the community??!

    For example, Boodwah was the anaesthetist for an operation on daughter #2...but best just not shared....

    Mind you, my before and after photos offer a little more than yours!

    A
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    Didn't want to arouse jealousy!
     
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    AndrewA

    AndrewA Active Member

    Ahh. You've changed more than I. Less hair for a start!...( which is amazing for me to be able to say!)
     
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    DJM

    DJM Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    What a cool reunion.
     
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    GS

    GS Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Small world! :thumbs:
     
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    AndrewA

    AndrewA Active Member

    It's actually rather scary.
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    @Spiersy still has all his hair. Must be an alien.
     
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    climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Season Pass Gold

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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Pack of old farts! Is anyone in here under 40 - besides me?
     
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    GS

    GS Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    I used to be under 40 year old, but she's gotten older too.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Maybe use your senior citizen cards to get into Kittens for free...but don't over do it if your getting on in years.:p
     
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    Tanuki

    Tanuki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    only just. Feeling alright
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Hair and corduroy trousers at Bivouac Hut 1983 . Nasi Goreng for lunch and the arvo trying to patch up holes in Summit Hut. A yarn with Mick Hull and no one else in sight. Ah those were the days.
     
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    GS

    GS Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    What month was that taken?

    My first ascent was May 1983, Bivouac Hut had just been completed from memory.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Was late Oct. May had a good fall of snow. Got some old photos of it somewhere.
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    The road up the creek to Eskdale was pretty rough back then so it was always the Staircase.
     
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    zac150

    zac150 Active Member

    And you reckon my ski pants are crap! Talk us through the thought process when buying those sunnies ;)
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Its tough on the frontline.
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    They'd go well with your dacks! ;)
     
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    zac150

    zac150 Active Member

    Do they come in other colours
     
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    DJM

    DJM Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    He's a spring chicken
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    I'll have to ask my unfashionable work colleague who owns them.
    They're a bit plain, beige and ordinary for me.
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    He missed out on the Lycra climbing tights hall of shame.
     
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    zac150

    zac150 Active Member



    TW you bringing these out of retirement this season? They will work with my ski pants as well
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    My bondage bra!
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Real men wear leather.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Look at pics of Bivouc Hut..the trees before the big fires...all lovely green canopy in that
    Photo.
     
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    Team Weasel

    Team Weasel Active Member

    @Kletterer Just when you thought you had the lightest binding in the BC...;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Chaeron

    Chaeron Active Member Season Pass Gold

    Beautiful- I would have gone with ATK's but have ended up with a 2nd set of Dynafit TLTs as offspring 1 may go up a boot size & I need the capacity to adjust the binding minimally on the ski to accomodate this....when he's using the skis...
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Yeah nice but no crampon attachment or heal release.
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    Heel ----- over rated! :evil:
     
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    Chaeron

    Chaeron Active Member Season Pass Gold

    :deadhorse::headbang::D. Who needs crampons or a heel release when you can just face plant on demand..... ( I'm a South African who was taught to ski in Japan by a local policeman who refused to teach me to snowplow, "If you want to stop just fall over" - he said - I should be a telemarker....
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Elegance has never been my thing. 2 more seasons on AT before i am ready for purification.
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    So what happened to @JayWoo ?
     
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    Team Weasel

    Team Weasel Active Member

    Happy to live without the crampons. Will have to report back about the release side of the house...
     
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    Boodwah

    Boodwah Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    DIL doing some trad climbing at Boars Head.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Locals in Mt Beauty are warning of lots of walleys in mountains over the coming weekend.
    can some body update Team Bears as to what competitive events are happening So Bears can stay clear of runners and bicycles.Talk of road closures etc.
    Team Bears may have to head into West Kiewa for some peace and quiet.
    Does Team Bears need to mount water cannon for pesky bicycle riders they may encounter.
     
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    telecrag

    telecrag Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Cape Raoul Tas. DIL went out to climb Pole Dancer a few months back.
     
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    Team Weasel

    Team Weasel Active Member

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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Yep the solitude will be shattered....Bears secretly hoping a few big trees fall overnight to give them more of the endurance feeling.Just watch them road closures up there.Sitting on a log half way up some long climb is a really nice mental experience..... but with a whole lot of folk clambering over and around you it would be a shocker.
     
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    DJM

    DJM Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    One for the kiters.
     
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    DJM

    DJM Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold