Sunday, March 29, 2009

Okay, so I am really quite a boring person...

...I went back to Hemsedal again this weekend.


Some douche bag trying to make a Black Diamond ad or something

skiing over to watch the hemsedal freeride comp


On Saturday we skied up high until it was tracked out in bounds, and then enjoyed ourselves skiing some trees in the lower backcountry. It was pretty fun stuff. On one run we tried a sneaky line and ended up having to hike back up a bit when it terminated in a frozen waterfall.

Gregers hurt his back doing a drop later though so we decided to call it a day and go watch the Hemsedal Freeride competition. It is really crazy to watch the pros while you are actually there. You definitely 'feel the excitement' more than when watching a big line ski film. One guy didn't land a big cliff drop right and had to be evacuated with a busted shoulder.

spectators

This wasn't one of the competitors, but no doubt some sneaky Norwegian that poached the line while it had an audience. The real competitors dropped those cliffs on the right, including the biggest one.

Gregers' back was feeling fine today so we decided to go touring. Driving down the road it was ridiculous how many options we had, with perfect snowy mountains on all sides. We found one cool one and stopped the car. Then just as we were about to step into our skis two older guys came cruising down and tipped us about an even cooler mountain just around the corner. We opted for that, and had an EXCELLENT day of it. Will post a bit more and photos when I get them from Gregers.

5 comments:

Little Yeti said...

Dreadfully boring, lol. Looks fun... can't wait to see your pictures.

Little Yeti said...

How's your tooth doing, by the way?

SCANDAVID said...

it's fine. you can't see that it's been repaired unless you shine a light on it or something.

Scott Pendleton said...

No that's some big-turn friendly terrain. And yes, you once again look like a douche of an outdoor gear model.

SCANDAVID said...

yeah my life-goal is to be like that guy carie showed us in the ad. haha