Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - View Single Post - Looking for experienced backcountry partners
View Single Post
Old 12-12-2012, 12:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
poutanen
Reformed Creep-o-saurus
 
poutanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,316
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Avalanches are something to be chicken about. They are about as dangerous a thing as you can deal with out there. Weather may be the only thing more dangerous while out in the backcountry.
It's funny because as I was driving into Banff today I saw a line that looked spectacular. A big open ridge with good snow coverage, unfortunately above it is a cliff, and below it is a very sharp valley/waterfall/cliff.

It's VERY accessible from the road, and I imagine if I scouted it out there's a way to hike up and probably back down once at the bottom of the bowl.

I would love to hit it one day, and many of the other lines I spot while in and around the Canadian rockies. But until the time that I get plenty of avalanche training and plenty of time spent with people that have the competence to safely be in the backcountry, I have no right to be there...

Looking forward to the day that I do!
poutanen is offline   Reply With Quote