Sunday, January 22, 2012
'Guch Teaches You the Backcountry
Last post I was talking about how we didn't have any snow. One week and nine feet of snow later and we're back in business. Of course, going from cold to rain, back to cold and dry and now a bunch of wet heavy snow has left the snowpack about as unstable as it gets. Who could possibly teach us about about how to have fun in such a minefield? Umm, Bryan Iguchi? Just to be sure, this isn't meant to replace any structured or accredited avalanche training, just 'shop talk'. Probably more like common sense stuff, which is not nearly common enough these days. Maybe like that North Face thing. Come check it out, though. At the very least, you hear some stories from a guy who has a few and a lesson worth repeating. (Seriously, THE GUCH!) Maybe you'll learn a thing or two while you're there and meet some shreds who like to get out and get after it on the other side of the ropes.