posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: Quantum12
I live in Alaska. One of the rites of passage growing up here is going to Valdez and go either fixed aircraft skiing or helicopter skiing. We got in
early, did our aircraft safety course, signed our life away (you promise that you are liable for any avalanche stuff you cause, any animal attacks,
etc), then do a avalanche beacon session. Anyway, we were second on the list. It came time and the traditional first team out did not show! (Later we
heard they were all hung over from partying the night before!). So out we go. We get to a mountain, properly de-board the heli, get some instructions
from our guide and he shows us what route to take off of the peak and where to gather. We jump the separation crevasse and are on the mountain proper!
Last words from the guide, "Now we had 32 feet of snow in February on top of a couple hundred inches. It is fearless snow! Go big! Oh, see the heli
way down there? That is where we're headed". And off we went.
We met up with the heli and the pilot was sunbathing on the glacier! Our eyes... now that is the look of pure love! And big a$$ grins all
around--including the instructor! That was epic. Last two years have been crappy (stupid global warming!) so it has been a while.
The moon will be classic epic skiing! And remember to do the drinking afterwards or you might miss out on your heli ride!
edit on 15-6-2016 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: grammar nazi