1. Our backyards are often overlooked for farther and more exotic adventures. From his house in Squamish, BC Arc'teryx athlete Justin Lamoureux sees 30 different mountains. Rising from sea level to 9,000' these mountains are rarely visited during the winter. Follow along as he tries to ride them all in a single winter.

    Episode 3 "Tribulations" - Halfway through his 30 mountain goal and with the pressure of spring's approach, Arc'teryx Athlete Justin Lamoureux must be persistent with mounting setbacks, take the good with the bad and remember that the mountains always hold the upper hand.

    Music (in order)

    -Low-fi is Sci-fi "Phase lV"

    -Jeremy Royal "Tropic"
    Sonic Canoe Studios

    -Shred Kelly "New Black"

    -The Intermission Project "Sorry"

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  3. A brief how-to for common snowpack tests to locate and assess instabilities within the snowpack, presented by Mike Conlan. Start times of tests in this video are as follows:

    1:32 Compression Test
    5:06 Deep Tap Test
    7:28 Extended Column Test
    10:54 Rutschblock Test
    14:48 Propagation Saw Test
    18:48 Shovel Shear Test
    20:49 Hand Shear Test
    22:11 Concluding remarks on initiation, propagation, and limitations.

    Fracture character video: vimeo.com/30996756

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  5. Clip of the 1991 Blackcomb Extreme Skiing Invitational from the classic film "Groove Requiem in the Key of Ski". Clip created and posted with permission from filmmaker Greg Stump.

    See Doug Coombs, Eric Pehota, and many other top skiers of the time tearing it up at one of the first extreme skiing competitions!

    "Groove" is available as a standalone DVD or part of the excellent set "Foursome", which also includes "The Blizzard of Aahhh's", here...


    Highly recommended!

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