the BC chatter thread

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

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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

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    ecowain

    ecowain Dedicated Member

    Floody rivers out in the northern Blue Mtns. 5 days of very wet.
     
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    PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    anyone seen this? Dr Suess vibe going on

     
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    Boodwah

    Boodwah Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Really like. Just got me a new Yeti and rode the Cobungra Ditch Friday. Just love MTBg in mtns this time of year.
     
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    PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Yes I have been travelling a lot around SE NSW with work this year and mountain biking new trails every week is keeping me sane!
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    while following the euro travels of @climberman I have been struck by the following resemblance,...


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    Gimp

    Gimp Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Borats brudder
     
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    climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Season Pass Gold

    his better looking one.
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold


    yep that works...also a bit ned flanders
     
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    Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    We need a pic of @climberman wearing a pair of aviators.
     
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    climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Season Pass Gold

    yeah, naaah.
     
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    ecowain

    ecowain Dedicated Member

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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

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    telecrag

    telecrag Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Visited Bright on Sunday, very nice

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    Have you done Tathra? If you get that far south, it still rates as one of my all time favourites.
     
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    telecrag

    telecrag Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Fair bit of this going on too

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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    my worry is that eventually they may hitch a ride then adapt e.g as they appear to have in Taren Point .
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Taren Point is not so much "adaption" (in the biological sense) as micro climate and opportunism....that's not to say they may not adapt over time if not eradicated.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Sure you don't want a few picnic table jumps for those mt.bike trails....could be like a rail park .May necessitate a heavy duty red gum model... :whistle:
     
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    Gimp

    Gimp Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    May well I been one of mine. Nabbed one hitch hiker from the olds place near Lismore on the driveway in East Jindi earlier this year, made the trip ok but didn't survive the wheelie bin sauna.
    Good to see the crows and currawongs up that way have adapted to the cane toads somewhat - they flip last nights roadkill on their backs and take out their stomach and contents thru the mouth.
     
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    mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Season Pass Silver


    You should keep mountain biking, you get younger every time!
     
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    craighelo

    craighelo Active Member

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    DJM

    DJM Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I find this part really interesting given the drama of recent proposals to study Phasmids on BP. I guess the AM has a little more clout than a couple of dirtbaggers with the same interest and potential qualifications.

    Finally, at the tail end of this period (weather dependent), the AM will conduct a daring survey of the sheer cliff faces of Balls Pyramid, in search of further specimens of the rare LHI Phasmid. As Balls is almost entirely inaccessible and rarely climbed, it will require the expertise of specialist climbers to conduct this survey.

     
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    telecrag

    telecrag Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    GS

    GS Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

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    ecowain

    ecowain Dedicated Member

    More lurk required this season! Sorry if this has already been posted.

     
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    stansi

    stansi Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    That's the thing about NTN...... It makes telemarking so easy.
     
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    VSG

    VSG Pool Room Season Pass Gold

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    Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Relaxing place?
     
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    zac150

    zac150 Well-Known Member

    That's got to be the most precarious midnight piss I've ever seen!
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    TV ------ waiting patiently
     
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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Bike not visible - did you pick up?
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    On the way home, bike in van.
     
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    NewTurns

    NewTurns Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Latest Backcountry innovation courtesy of Aldi. $69. Sweet.
     
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    ecowain

    ecowain Dedicated Member

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    Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

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    ecowain

    ecowain Dedicated Member

    Yes, as always there are tradeoffs. These do have a spike under ball of foot that might help somewhat.

    I think the design brief is very much "climb up whilst snow is hard, ice, or rock. Then ski down".
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    I do like to dabble in French technique.
    I do like heels.
    Front pointing is over rated a lot of the time.
     
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    telecrag

    telecrag Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Only time I ever really want points is when I have skied into something, and have to get back out. Those look like they would do the job very well.
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

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    AndrewA

    AndrewA Active Member

    No is the simple answer, but I have a couple of pairs of aluminium Camp crampons -10 and 12 point, I think. They weigh 300g or less, and I have used them surprisingly often on Bogong. I don't see a reason for changing them, as sometimes the afternoon freeze requires the rear points.

    They are light enough that I wouldn't search around for anything else - 300g is usually my weight limit for "stuff" to be carried/worn. The only heavier but of clothing in winter is a RAB neutrino jkt.

    A
     
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    nrcd

    nrcd Active Member

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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    Nice evening for a pre dinner stroll.
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

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    mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Season Pass Silver

    Good to see the whisper lite is still in the mix. 22 years for mine....still going strong.

    Sure theres faster, noisier, cuter stoves out there but love, love is earnt, it is about growing together, having crises and epiphanies, making up, and forging on.

    When folk with short term relationships and attention spans are all throwing out their reactors, jetboils and windburners, ill still be pumping my whisperlite
     
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet beard stroker Season Pass Gold

    I loved my XGK flame thrower for 21 years until it died.
     
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    Tanuki

    Tanuki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Jetboil set up had been the best cooking set up I've used in 20 years. So easy. Got its first run subject zero last year and the Miso Soup was delicious
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Yeah. Im a convert too. Ignitor wire can be a bit critical though if you bend it so thats the only misstrust i have. Usually toss the pocket rocket in just in case. Old habits die hard.
     
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    mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Season Pass Silver

    Did you cremate, or bury?
     
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    NewTurns

    NewTurns Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Used a borrowed one for the first time last year in high winds/blizzard. Need a TAFE course to get that sucker sorted!! Am in the market and think I'll go with a numpty proof wind proof canister type...