Points North Alaska

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  1. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Couple pics from yesterday , skied some nice low angle lines , just waiting to get out now for day 2 !!!!

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  2. luvthabumps

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    I've just about locked this in for next March. Got a mate whose been 6 times now and just got back from 2 weeks there. Another guy I know has had about a month there and just flew back on the weekend also. If you follow PN on FB you'll know what an amazing experience they've had in the past couple of weeks. Ticked off all the big peaks. I'm a little concerned about the exposure as I don't seem to have the head for heights that I did in my younger days when I was a climber and I suppose the only other niggle is what happens if you get socked in for the majority of time you are there, which did happen to another mate about 5 years ago.

    Planning on having a debrief with the guys but I'm 99% sure I'm going to do it.

    IIRC you've been before @Nozawaman ?
     
  3. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable
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    Following your trip with so much enthusiasm Chris

    Can I tag along LTB ?

    I am thinking of Japan to warm up and then on to Alaska for two weeks. Need to do this, the mind is aching for Alaska.
     
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  4. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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    Absolutely DWD

    It's drop offs like these that have me a bit edgy, but I reckon I could suck it up for the pow that would follow. That's my mate looking down and probably a bunch of Melb people know TJ from Surrey Ski and Board (shop now closed) second from the left.

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  5. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable
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    Don't you worry about that there now .....drop offs and spine walks like that make me edgy as well.

    But hey ..... that is why we go to such places !!!!
     
  6. Drewboy

    Drewboy One of Us
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    The lotus's should rip it up
     
  7. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    @Nozawaman Jealous bro .... and to think I wasted 2 weeks in Tahoe instead of joining you. Enjoy :thumbs:
     
  8. smackies

    smackies A Local

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    The smurf at the back on the right is my mate from Sydney. His photos are depressing.
     
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  9. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Got the goods today ...... some nice STEEP lines , which were very levelling for me hahaha .
    The thing I took away from today was your not as good as you think you are . I go pretty hard and found today that I had to dial my charging back and actually think about what line I wanted , and manage the slough in the process , it was very character building to say the least .

    Entry point for this was the dip between the two peaks .
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    This is the drop in for our next run ....

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    Will post some more pics later , have to go to town and get beer !!!!!
     
  10. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us
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    I hate you already...

    I'm off to buy a lotto ticket.
     
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  11. FLI355

    FLI355 One of Us
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    Awesome Chris. Just simply Awesome. If you get any video post it up!
     
  12. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable
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    Same comment as FB plus jealous.

    Laughed at your comment re dialing back, considering what ski you're on. Did they growl back at you;)?
     
  14. TropicalPow

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    Livin the dream Noz
    Every mans dream,steep and spines.
    thanks for sharing the photos
     
  15. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room
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    :D

    Awesome!!!!
     
  16. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Yesterday was my last day had 9 runs , was ultimate days skiing . I can't praise the crew here at Points North enough .
    A trip every serious skier / boarder should do .
    The area we started in was called Red Light District
    We skied the big face to the left and exited at the choke at the bottom
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    We bagged the last couloir on the right
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    This is from the bottom of the previous pic
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    I put some marks on this one with the names of the runs Double Penetration was the next one we bagged
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  17. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    All I can say is wow!!! And hats off to you!
     
  18. BobGnarly

    BobGnarly One of Us

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    Yeah hat's off to you noz man, you're bloody crushing it mate!
    Live it up and don't look back ;)
     
  19. RedBeard_Boarder

    RedBeard_Boarder Hard Yards

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    Awesome

    Hopefully one day I can tick the heli skiing box off the list.
     
  20. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    A few pics from the warm up runs .......

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  21. dawooduck

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    So ..... are you going back next year ? :)

    What was the snow quality like ?
     
  22. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Mostly EPIC up high , but got a bit funky the lower you went ........... would love to go back next year . It was absolutely sensational value . As I said earlier EVERY serious skier/boarder should do this at least once .
     
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  24. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Sketchy ridge walk ...

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  25. luvthabumps

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    Belly A Local
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    Yep, best $10k I ever spent, life changes, not sure I'll get back but the memories will always last.....
     
  27. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local
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  28. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Here is an edit from one of my group ....

     
  29. Incider

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  31. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty
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    I was terrified after the first minute of that drop off and walk along the ridge!!
     
  32. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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    Boom!

    Locked and loaded.

    Just committed to 2 weeks start of March. Fraction early but I can't go any later as one of my close mates who is coming with me has business commitments second half of March and then I've got swimming commitments with jnr miss LTB late March into April. I'm assured it will be fine. A little colder but apparently the powder can be "nipple deep" (TJ's words)

    Super pumped and cannot wait. Wall sits and squats already started. :D :woohoo:
     
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  33. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    I am aching to go back !!!!!!
     
  34. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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    Well, we got our first day in the zone yesterday and it was insane. They'd been locked in for the first 10 days of the season and had about 3 feet of snow in the zone. No-one had been out and the savvy danger was pretty high so we were all super nervous. It was absolute bluebird, 40cm of blower pow and we bagged 10 runs between 35-50 degrees, average about 3000' vert. For those who've been we started off around Targhetee (?), then moved to Bullseye and then around Beers for Alzie. Needless to say, we were thrashed by the end of the day. Saw a couple of slides release on the steep sunny faces and our guide set off one small slab as he was cutting but other than that, we felt pretty comfortable most of the day.

    Currently on standby to fly today. A bit of cloud this morning but is supposed to clear by midday and then be bluebird again for the rest of the week.

    A few pics.

    If you look closely you can see our lines. This was some nice low angle (35 deg) to get started.

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    hmm, web browser is playing up a bit. Might load these and reset for some more.
     
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  35. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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    One of the best runs of the day - sustained pitch, super long, blower pow. We did this twice :D

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    Lunch

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    Lines are a bit messy but this was pretty steep. I think this was Beers for Alzie
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  36. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty
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    Looks shit.
     
  37. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook!
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    Looks like everyone is under a lot of stress there. Pow pow.
     
  38. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire
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    Don't know how you guys are doing it...looks so tough :thumbs:
     
  39. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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  40. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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    theres a little bit of stress when you get out on some of the Landing zones :eek:
     
  41. Donza

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    Go back to your pool table :)
     
  42. Chester

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    Looks flat
     
  43. climberman

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  44. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Alaska.
    its like Lisa Ann of ski locations.
     
  45. cruisin along

    cruisin along A Local
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    Brilliant pics from winter .....I will be there in June / July so will take loads of summer pics for you.
    Soft fluffy stuff may not be there for me to see or play in.
     
  46. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
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    It's the only ski location that makes me jelly.
     
  47. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local
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    I really think you and CG should get here - you guys would love it.

    p.s. you don't have to walk up the mountains either ;)
     
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  48. Belly

    Belly A Local
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    A lot of Aussies seem to choose pnh, if it was surfing we'd be worried about keeping it a secret but luckily numbers are capped.
    I think Heinz has done Anchorage, and I know SPG did Anchorage buy everything else seems to be PNH.
    If I went back I reckon I'd try a week at each, or even try Haines, a week was too short and it's so far...
     
  49. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local
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    bejeezus
     
  50. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
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    I did a week with CPG out of Girdwood (Alyeska) and another one with Heli-Camps out of Valdez in 2000. CPG were definately the more professional operation.