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January 22, 2013 in
Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountry
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Make sure you get that cam out on the deep days, your vids keep me going through the long aussie summer months as I count down my days till I leave for japan. I subscribe to your youtube
January 26, 2013
No prob mate.
Unfortunately I hypextended my ankle yesterday and its swollen up pretty bad today so I will be out of action for a few days I think.
Here are some snapshots from yesterday riding with
March 4, 2013
Im doing the Chitose dash today. Cant wait to get home actually.
Surely this thread is crying out for a Pie-eater pic!!!
I should've kept my mouth shut!!!!
awww, end of a danchi era! Well done on not getting any injuries and doing something most of us probably say we'd do, but likely wouldnt in a bazillion years.
Thanks ipps. I take that as a huge compliment mate.
Was a good read/watch Gozaimass - looks like it was an EPIC trip. Good luck back in the real world!
Cheers. Ive got a heap of pics i have to sort through so ill get around to posting some up sooner or later.
now that its all over, were there any times where you were pissed off with heading to a cold car for the night after a hard days shredding and/or bevvying at night? Did you only stay in the car or did you get a hotel some nights?
Staying in the car never pissed me off once. Im a pretty resilient fella!
Being able to move around freely was well worth it. I saw everything in Hokkaido that I had been dreaming about for years, had the best snow at the best spot every day. So many first lifts due to sleeping in the car park LOL.
-21c at sounkyo spa / kurodake ropuway was a definate highlight!
I slept in the car every single night lol.
more kudos to you! Thanks for documenting it so well, it looked like the time of a lifetime
Here are some pics from my phone. I have slr pics but have to upload them so I will post them later. They are in no particular order btw.
a snow storm tears through kutchan
the locals start getting rid of the snow as soon as it starts to fall
asahidake gas venting
snow dump near asahikawa
lower asahidake trees
sounkyo spa ice fall festival
sapporo by night
tomamu super wide bus
more asahidake trees
on the way up to asahidake peak
locals on the way up asahidake peak
an ocean of snow outside asahikawa
even the road work barriers are cutesy animals
the apprentice removes ice from my wheel wells as my tank is filled up
cliffs near sounkyo spa
kurodake ski lift closed for (lack of) maintanence
looking back toward the kurodake ski lift
ice formations on the kurodake ropuway car
from the bottom looking up kurodake ropuway
more ice fall festival
Cool Gozaimaas they are great
Not sure about being that close to the volcano though.
And whos the chick doing your ironing?
just a nice lass I bumped into while doing my ironing lol
Brilliant stuff dude! love those cliffs. Added to the bucketlist
Sounkyo which is where Kurodake ropuway is situated was by far the most beautiful and breath taking place I visited on my trip. Tomamu was the most disappointing place although it is quite beautiful in the surrounding area
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