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looking for BC buddies, beginners welcome

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by go get em tiger, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. go get em tiger

    go get em tiger First Runs

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    I'm hoping to head out on the 27th-28th of August.

    Anywhere in Victoria.(I'm in Geelong)

    I'm a boarder with snow shoes and overnight gear.

    If you want to join me, reply here.

    Cheers.
     
  2. vossy

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    Yep. Probably not ready for an o'nighter just yet, but heaps keen to get out there for a day trip.
     
  3. sahara101

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    same as you vossy, only looking to do day trips at the moment.
     
  4. vossy

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    Oh yeah.
    Boarder. Got snow shoes, no poles(yet).
     
  5. go get em tiger

    go get em tiger First Runs

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    day trip then i guess. any suggestions?

    stirling is ok for a play around if you want to get used to your snowshoes vossy. a bit of hiking, some short board runs, some rock drops, build a kicker, ride all the way back to the car.

    poles aren't so nesessary since you won't have a hiking pack.
     
  6. anzu

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    Mate dont build kickers in the backcountry,who is gunna cart you out if you break your leg?
     
  7. telemark fred

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    Stirling ski patrol probably. :p

    Mt Stirling is not what i would call backcountry...
     
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  8. go get em tiger

    go get em tiger First Runs

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    so you just go bc to make a snowman then anzu?

    I'm not spending days building a 40ft monster by hand, just a little "something to do" jump while I'm up there.

    on my first day snowboarding i broke my wrist just falling backwards from a standing start. while I was in the medical centre, there was a guy who broke his leg just traversing, skating on his board... the front leg twisted one way, the loose back leg went the other, and he fell funny. moral of the story, you don't need anything too spectacular to break something, and I dont think a little jump will seriously increase the risk of a fracture.

    I haven't done much outside of resorts, and it seems vossy and sahara haven't done much either so stirling would be ideal. We can get used to snow shoes, carrying boards and testing equipment, with the bonuses of sparse population, open summit, and if the need arrises, yes, there is a ski partol.

    Stirling is within resort boundaries I know, but it's a stepping stone.
     
  9. vossy

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    Works for me. I actually went looking at poles on Friday, so the purchase is probably not so far off anyway.

    Stirling would be good for a start for the whole getting used to the experience and equipment thing.
     
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    Being able to select the location of your jump in the BC, and knowing what makes a good jump/landing site makes them a fair chunk safer than most of the resort jumps I've experienced. That said, it ain't a reason to go silly.
     
  11. go get em tiger

    go get em tiger First Runs

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    So Mt. Stirling on the 27th? I'm driving from Geelong and can pick up along the way. Who's in?
     
  12. vossy

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    How bout the 28th? Got a work do on the Friday night so may be in no state on Sat. I got a place to stay up that way so could head up Sat night to break up the super comute a bit.
     
  13. go get em tiger

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    I'm kind of resigned to a Saturday day trip now. wait and see if we get a bite from sahara. otherwise Saturday 3rd of September?
     
  14. vossy

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    Yep 3rd's OK for me.
     
  15. go get em tiger

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    so you're in vossy? Stirling on the 3rd of September?
     
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    Yep. I'll get me some poles prior to then. What time you thinking of leaving? I live on the way so don't need to add to much extra time.
     
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    Thats got to be a joke [​IMG]
     
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    sorry about the lack of replies fellas, no computer access for the last week. 3rd sept is good for me too. I hate to be a party pooper, but if we dont get good dumpage between now and then, it might be dicey.
     
  19. go get em tiger

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    i'll be going regardless, even if it becomes a spring hike. I'll PM you both the weekend before the 3rd to organise transport. what gear do you have sahara? skis? board? snow shoes?
     
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    Sounds like youre really keen, well i am down then! I am a tele skier, just not sure whether to stick in the touring skis or the doenhill boards and slip on some skins - i have a pair but havent managed to use them yet.