Houseblend posts by Andyt

The Amazing Race to Mt Fuji

Fresh off the plane and on our way through customs, we stopped and stared at a poster of Mt Fuji. We were still wearing the 37 L ski mountaineering packs we'd crammed into the overhead compartments to...

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95 To Infinity - Traslins' Never Ending Shred

Hellbent on backcountry skiing, brothers Mike & Andy Traslin have been earning their turns every month of the year for the last 95 months in a row. They're not alone, especially in the Pacific Nor...

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Happenstance in Hakuba

Unless you've been living under a very big rock, you've heard the tales of Japan's surreal terrain neck deep powder on tap, day or night. The hype was buzzing extra strong this season and we were itch...

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Mt. Baker Roman Mustache - New Variation

After winter finally showed it's snowy face through most of February and March, a weather window opened and we were eager to take advantage of it. It was my first time up Mt Baker in March, so I was k...

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Okanagan Stashes

As we all know, a thin snow pack and low base was the new norm on the Coast, even into January. It sure felt like 'Juneary' on the Coast.I heard the Okanagan was getting hit, so it was great opportuni...

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Possessed to Ski - 85 Months of Turns All Year

The streak is still alive. I took this blog title from a cool 80's punk, thrash metal band, and changed it from skate to ski. And it's kind of true!My friend Rob Chisholm even had fun with the song wh...

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Tour de Chile - Winter Gear Testing

It was supposed to be an epic tour, but it turned into more of a base camp tour, just like the Tour de France that was happening at the same time. Our goal was to ski as many kms and climb as many ver...

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Double Time on Cook

Owls couloir has been the objective but Mt.Cook keeps blocking. I've been wanting to ski this line since I did the Wedge to Currie traverse from parking lot to Pemberton in under 22 hours with my brot...

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Dry Spell Goodness - Fitzsimmons ENE to Iago W

This past month, BC skiers were faced with way more sunny days than they're used to seeing in January. After 2 months of endless fresh pow, skiers needed to really start earning their turns to have a...

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