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Alluring Arctic

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by chriscross, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just a heads up. Anyone come across a series of YouTube videos titled "Alluring Arctic"? Suggested to me by a sailor friend and highly recommended. This guy sails solo (mostly) around Norway in his small yacht, then moors in fiords, takes a dinghy to shore, hikes up and skis some of the most extraordinary backcountry lines. Spectacular scenery, wildlife. In episode 5, he claims to have evidence that seals travel uphill from the water so that they can slide (ski?) down. Worth a look. What a life!
     
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  2. malas1

    malas1 Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks, very interesting.
     
  3. MarkV

    MarkV One of Us

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    I've seen a seal surfing inside a wave at Wilson's Prom in Victoria. It swam out and repeated the surfing a number of times.
     
  4. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    very cool.
    thx for the heads up.
    here 'tis
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    @chriscross did something similar in Iceland last year. Was epic and not that expensive.

     
  6. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sensational, FB. Where is the TR?
    As for MarkV, where there are seals in the surf, I don't want to be surfing. Just saying.
    Meanwhile, when the Norwegian guy first sees animal tracks, I don't think I'm alone in thinking "polar bear".
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If the seals are there is a good sign.
    Means the other fella's aren't there .
    IMO.
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  9. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sensational. Hats off. Thanks.
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Coolio, thanks for that.
    What a life!