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well....there's steep...and then there's STEEEEP

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Holy Cr+p


http://youtube.com/v/LIfhbMVN3fY
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Completely insane
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@valais2,
Great Vid thanks for posting
It was discussed a little bit last year.
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=136746
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Is that skiing?
Real skill.
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That is nuts. Unbelievable skills but like many others I struggle to see it as skiing. Was there any part of the descent that wasn't sidestepped or ice-axed? It's some kind of new hybrid sport that probably should have a cool name of its own.
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@T Bar, apologies ... missed it first time around ....
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Bodeswell wrote:
Was there any part of the descent that wasn't sidestepped or ice-axed? .

Well the skier answered that question: “down climbing with skis on my feet”!
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@abc, that’s right. And there were some extraordinary jump turns too...which is skiing I think. Not many, I warrant you. But they were in there.

All through my learning in skiing, there have been days of pushing it and just practising the same thing or terrain over and over... whether on steeps or ice, or narrows, etc. And the next day, you back off and just have a ‘day on the piste’ - and everything is suddenly easier and more relaxed...
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I guess that is true ski mountaineering, rather than the more usual skin/climb up, then rappel/ski down.

@valais2, I agree that pushing limits one day, makes skiing the next much easier Cool
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Coincidentally this video turned up in my feed this morning. Looks like he does similar things without skis on Shocked


http://youtube.com/v/MRzeLDkWT1c
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valais2 wrote:
@T Bar, apologies ... missed it first time around ....

I'm really glad you posted it I hadn't seen the video, I was just trying to point to a bit of discussion about the chap.
Wasn't meaning to reprimand you for not knowing about a small thread a year ago. Apologies from me if it came over that way.
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if you've got skis on it's skiing Toofy Grin
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Great skills but didn’t look much fun. I get axes and rappels for hard to access couloirs off the Midi in Cham or La Grave for example but here there was no (skiing) prize. And if the skis hadn’t gripped on that icy section, not sure how he’d have secured himself and transitioned to crampons? Although the guy did scale Everest twice in a week so I guess he’d have found a way!
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Bodeswell wrote:
That is nuts. Unbelievable skills but like many others I struggle to see it as skiing. Was there any part of the descent that wasn't sidestepped or ice-axed? It's some kind of new hybrid sport that probably should have a cool name of its own.
Maybe icing? Very Happy
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
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In Terry Jones best Brian's mother voice, "You're not skiing, you're just a very naughty boy."
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But it's not skiing. Look, this learner was told that side slipping isn't skiing.

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=140782

Ah, but once you can ski like he can, then doing this is skiing!

Anyway, I've been to the Troll wall. It is a mile high, and looks pretty much vertical. We walked up round the other side, and then looked over the edge. I thought the contours would be closer together than this, but anyway.

https://goo.gl/maps/uSbezYqJFnm
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@James the Last, ..I climb. I wet myself on some things in England. Let’s face it, Harrison’s can be a right pain, with all that sandy roundness. But the TROLL WALL. FFS Andy Fitzpatrick failed on the Troll Wall. Twice.

What Jornet K does is MENTAL. But like others at the bleeding edge of human performance, he is demonstrating something extraordinary.
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@valais2, I absolutely agree with you. Should have made the irony in my post a bit clearer.
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I liked your irony very much. And you’ve been there ... I haven’t even dared to go there to look at it, it’s that intimidating ...
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@valais2, Pah, it would only be a 5a on Harrisons Shocked
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@prometheus, at Harrison’s you have the nasty lubricated non-holds of sandstone. But having read accounts of the Troll Wall there is:

- rotten rock
- ice including verglas
- weather
- rockfall
- crappy placements
- endless run outs
- a crux every pitch
- trolls

The trolls are simple. They are out to get you. I asked Erling Erlingsson about elves in Iceland: ‘...so do you believe in elves?...’. Erling ‘...it’s not that we believe in elves; it’s just that we don’t not believe in them...’.

The trolls are out to get you on the Troll Wall.....
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@valais2, Ok, maybe a 6a then and the midges have eaten all the trolls at Harrisons. Smile
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Mmm, human burgers.

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@prometheus, ..sounds fair....

Andy K fulfilled his own description of British Alpine triumphs in his 2013 ascent of TW. He seems his usual self - more layers than my daughter’s bed, and with partners lacking vital experience. When I saw one of his lectures in Cambridge he was hilarious although offending every cultural sensitivity in the book. Including: ‘...at base camp you eye up the Americans highfiving and using the satellite links to broadcast their prowess to the NY Times. They won’t summit. Over on the left you have the Japanese, all high tech and massive down suits. They won’t summit. And over there, the British shambles, all weird equipment, lost kit, and exuding self-doubt. In all likelihood, they’ll summit....’.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web13w/newswire-suser-gjennom-harryland
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@Riccardo, ...grief you’ve done it now...’you’re a very naughty boy...’ (indeed in THAT voice) has now entered the workshop when anyone is doing ANYTHING....
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