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    I am at Selkirk Mountain Experience. The views today were spectacular but the temps and wind were brutal. Sadly the snow was all wind hammered up high. It is supposed to warm up and start snowing and I imagine tomorrow we will head down in to the trees.

    The connection here is acting up but I am trying to put up some pics

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    You bahstid! Hopefully you get nipple-deep smoke.

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    • #3
      To quote the most often used TTips comment to threads like this, "This thread is useless without pics". Hope the upload is successful!

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      • #4
        Get it!
        Lift served and proud of it.

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          The good news for you is that the conditions at SME are irrelevant. Even with quality snow you will still be spending the majority of your time following Ruedi up to the high point of a wind whacked ridge. He calls it peak bagging. I’ve never met anyone that can suck the joy out of a hut trip like that guy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fast Eddie View Post
            The good news for you is that the conditions at SME are irrelevant. Even with quality snow you will still be spending the majority of your time following Ruedi up to the high point of a wind whacked ridge. He calls it peak bagging. I’ve never met anyone that can suck the joy out of a hut trip like that guy.
            We go to the top and the top is the summit! I love Ruedi's approach (hah)- to each his own I guess. Tell him Matt the telemarker from Durango says hi!
            Last edited by Tele 'til You're Smelly; 2 March 2014, 10:35 AM.
            Reluctant enthusiast, part-time crusader, half-hearted fanatic

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fast Eddie View Post
              The good news for you is that the conditions at SME are irrelevant. Even with quality snow you will still be spending the majority of your time following Ruedi up to the high point of a wind whacked ridge. He calls it peak bagging. I’ve never met anyone that can suck the joy out of a hut trip like that guy.
              "There vill be no yo-yo skiing at Durrand Glacier Chalet!"

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              • #8
                Sorry better late then never. It is hard to down load photos from here but I will do my best.

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                Last edited by James; 2 March 2014, 06:16 PM.

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                • #9
                  Sorry for the mess. Posting from an ipad with a bed internet signal is maddening. It was a little warmer today with less wind. Low visibility but after 6 k of climbing we finally found some real nice snow. I will do my best to try to get some more photos up.



                  the ice cave at the toe of the Durrand Glacier is cool place to have a snack.

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                  • #10
                    There vill be no yo-yo skiing at Durrand Glacier Chalet!
                    At least the Ruedster has enough sense to not tell the truth and say "At the Durrand Glacier Chalet ve save the untracked for the following veeks skiers" BTW James its been a while since I was there, is he still bringing everyone back to the chalet for mid afternoon snackies?

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                    • #11
                      No we don't come back to the lodge for lunch.





                      Last edited by James; 2 March 2014, 10:29 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the photos James brought back happy memories. I was there in the late 90's and had a great week of skiing, although I was relegated to the B team as the A team was the 1968 Canadian Olympic Bobsled team and their friends - repeat visitors. However, I did manage to ski with a good bunch of people, including an engineer from Calgary, who was skiing that NNN BC cable contraption. After doing many trips subsequently in other BC backcountry lodges with Canadian AMG guides I was reminded of the differences in guiding style on the days I skied with Ruedi.

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                              Great to see the photos from SME! I hope the snow comes to fill in the rest of your week. I had a great time with Ruedi when I went there. Sure we marched around a lot, but we also skied a ton of varied terrain and got to explore most of the tenure. I'm always perplexed at those who continue to grind an axe when they chose a guided trip and then had to relenquish control.

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