smitty484 said:skidown that is the worst looking map for Honshu, pineapple express. Niseko shouldn't fare as bad. I am hoping for a ripper of an upgrade tomorrow though.
seekingpow said:Looking at the forecast for this week and it is looking quiet on the snow front. Any thoughts?
There from Wednesday and hoping that the cover will be reasonable and not icy chop
sli1 said:Is it Tuesdays's that the bus loads of people go from Niseko to Rusutsu ? I'm in Niseko and thinking of going tomorrow but not if that is the bus day.
I have been following the central honshu weather. All very typical.......Donza said:
F..k me...fainted? Air pressure + booze plus lactic acid?Cham said:Yeah its pretty tough over there!! Powder powder powder. You get to the point where some mornings you sort of before looking out the window that there has not been any fresh snow. My body was done after my 10 day stint. Mate and I went pretty hard. Body told me it was done after 10 days of go go go. Body did a system reboot on the plane on the way back. I fainted in my seat!! Scared the carp out of me....I could hear people talking around me but could not open my eyes or move. Make sure you keep up on the water.....all that hiking will do you in. That's where I came undone in the last few days.
That stuff makes me sick - the fog that seems thicker at your knees than your head? then its coupled with that blower pow falling down up swirling....you don't even know if your moving ?which ways up? Its like being in a strange "white room" ...We were in it so thick over the back of moiwa(traversing towards the bowl) one day that the only way you could tell if you were going was watching your nose of your board...it was umm not nice. I was never so happy to see a tree in my life.Cham said:Sli1...read on that blog that you guys got to around 1400m up Yotei before deciding to drop. Weather came in and not worth the extra 400 or so meters?
Did the weather stop you guys from completing much of the planned agenda in the backcountry?
One descent from the peak of Niseko that I did it was blowing it's ring out and it was that BULLER special fog that you could not tell what was up and down. Typically you can drop a few turns and start to get a visual on the descent but on this occasion could not get a visual for 200 meters or so and all of a sudden I found myself upside down cart wheeling. Did not realise what speed I was going and got all disorientated. Mate was p!@sing himself from behind.
sli1 said:Earlier this year at the age of 37 I spent the night in ICU at Royal Melbourne. For 5 hours I would not record a decent blood pressure. There is a lot more to the story but the short version is that the doctors arent quite sure what went wrong but believe it could have been severe dehydration. When they had put 6 litres of fluid into me, I had only put out 0.5 litres through the cathoder (yuky). When you are pushing yourself for days on end (onsens make it worse), its not hard to suddenly have the wheels come off. Like you Cham, one minute I was standing, talking, feeling OK, next minute I had passed out and the next 5 hours was not a good place.