Friday, February 3, 2012

trying to survive a winter...

Deadly avalanche conditions continue in Utah, and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. At this point, I'm just trying to survive this winter, without being lured into any traps. Self control is critical, and while we're not skiing any big lines in Utah this winter, I'm taking the chance to practice good decision making, and of course patience... but that doesn't mean there isn't some amazing powder runs to be hit in the backcountry...

Take the following video, viewed by more than 12,000 people in about 2 days. Im literally just cutting a block of snow, big deal. But what it represents is clear, if you tap the wrong slope in the wrong way, you're fucking dead.

1/29/12 Snowpack stability on the PC ridgeline, Utah from The Provo Bros on Vimeo.

^crossing through a very strange group of Aspen trees, as they looked on.

^ripping skins in the Uintas, ALWAYS leads to something good

^sometimes the best powder stashes are heavily guarded. Its kind of like slalom skiing, except there is pow, and if you hit any of the gates your out of the contest for good. Key here is avoid the shadows, ride towards the light

1 comment:

  1. Shot of the aspens watching is remarkable.
    Psyching for your steel & spines project!