SKIVT-L Archives

March 2016, Week 3

SKIVT-L@LIST.UVM.EDU

Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Subject:
From:
"Jonathan S. Shefftz" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
Date:
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:33:51 -0400
Content-Type:
text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
text/plain (95 lines)
"As an FYI, the skier we plucked off the bottom of Damnation Gully who went arse-over-teakettle over the Harvard Ice Bulge is very expert level, having skied the Chimney off of Pamola Peak in Maine (couloir between Pamola Peak and Katahdin that is a 5th class alpine climb in the summer.)"
Just to clarify, you're referencing an incident from last season, correct?
And I thought he got flushed out by a small avalanche, as opposed to falling via any sort of skiing failure on his part?
(The stability assessment is another matter, but I don't think skiing skills played any role?)

On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 02:14:05 +0000, Mark P. Renson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Nope.  Mark P. Renson  
>
>    On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:12 PM, Michael Taub <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>
> did he fall on that one also?
>Mike
>Life is worth living.
>
>
>
>
>On Mar 15, 2016, at 9:47 PM, Mark P. Renson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>We can make something like a drivers license for people to ski Tucks.  This was suggested on this list almost 20 years ago regarding skiing expert terrain at Belleayre.
>As an FYI, the skier we plucked off the bottom of Damnation Gully who went arse-over-teakettle over the Harvard Ice Bulge is very expert level, having skied the Chimney off of Pamola Peak in Maine (couloir between Pamola Peak and Katahdin that is a 5th class alpine climb in the summer.) Mark P. Renson  
>
>    On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8:50 AM, Iski Stowe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>
> 
>Mark,
>Haven seen what you have seen over the years, do you ever go up to people and tell them they are out of their element?You must be able to spot people that are going to struggle, a mile away.   
>John
>
>On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:06 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/2016/03/14/press-release-for-incidents-on-sunday-march-14-2016/
>
>http://www.wmur.com/news/2-seriously-injured-in-long-sliding-falls-down-mount-washington/38504734
>
>On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 8:43 PM, Jonathan S. Shefftz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>When you need ski crampons just to skin up the TRT to HoJo's, that's a good sign (or would that be, a bad sign?) that your boot crampons had better be steel to descend the TRT from the bowl to HoJo's!
>Although then again, in such conditions, my main recommendation is to stay home!
>
>So what was the serious injury at HoJo's?
>
>Either way, looking forward to the next part.
>(I do wonder though whether Mark volunteers up there to help fellow mountain travelers, or whether he's just in search of good source material for these captivating email accounts?)
>
>On Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:20 +0000, Mark P. Renson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>Up the Tux Trail I went on Saturday morning and it was crap.  About 1/3 of the way up, I put on my ski crampons and that at least made the ascent doable.  Things were slow at Hermit Lake and I took some pics to record this historically lousy season.  During mid-day, we did have a serious injury at HoJos to tend to.  In the afternoon, I was able to make it to the Bowl, snap some more obscene pics and get in some turns on S aspects.
>>Sunday started slow but was cooler.  Howling winds all night long kept the snow cold.  N aspects stayed hard and S aspects were a bit crusty as I made some turns again.  On the way out, I broke one of my aluminum crampons.  Jonathan recommends those and eating GU, but an old plowhorse like me needs steel crampons an salami & cheese to stay alive in the mountains.
>>Anyway, I and 2 fellow patrollers packed up, cleaned up and were just about to head out the door of our bunkhouse when Ranger Frank showed up mentioning "long sliding fall in Hillman's"
>>It ain't over....... Mark P. Renson
>>
>>    On Monday, March 14, 2016 2:42 AM, Mark P. Renson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> .......at 4 pm Sunday just as we were leaving downtown Hermit Lake, Yogi Berra's voice came howling from Hillman's Highway saying "IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER".
>>Back from 7.5 hours of SAR hi-jinx over 2 rescues which started as we were leaving at 4pm. Above treeline in the Presidentials at night in Winter can actually be pretty nice - it was cool seeing the lights of Portland Maine from the Alpine Garden.  The New Hampshire SAR community and DHART are awesome!
>>More later...... Mark P. Renson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>>
>>
>>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.
>>
>>To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>>
>
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.
>
>To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>
>
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>
>   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>
>
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.
>
>To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
>

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont.

To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html

ATOM RSS1 RSS2